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From rainbow snakes to 'X-Ray' fish : the nature of the recent rock painting tradition of Western Arnhem Land, Australia

Tacon, Paul


Painting on rock shelter walls has occurred in Western Arnhem Land for thousands of years and continued frequently until just over twenty years ago when the last major rock artist of the region passed away. Many of the most recent paintings were produced within the lifetime of Aboriginal elders living in the area today. Not only are the circumstances under Which some paintings we produced remembered but also myths and stories associated with these and older paintings are recalled. Much can be...[Show more]

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Date published: 1989
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d78d7f699558


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