The Adnyamathanha people are the aboriginal custodians of the lands around Ikara, or the Flinders Ranges as the colonialists called this land.
At Arkaroo Rock there are rock drawing that convey the dreaming stories of the Adnyamathanha.
These snippets from a large rock wall underplay the intricate linking of picture and storytelling that is contained on the rock wall
Stories such this one on the formation of Ikara.
Rock drawings change from region to region. The drawing in the Flinders Ranges differ to those in Kakadu, in Cape York and in other parts of Australia.
Each reflecting the stories and dreaming of the local Aboriginal people.
They also differ over time.
The rock etching in the Sacred Canyon and at Willow Springs being much older than that rock drawings are believed to predate the current aboriginal custodians of the land
For me the walk into Sacred Canyon is very spiritually moving.
Lets make sure we recognise and cherish this ancient culture that has lived in one with the land