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Firearms in rock art of Arnhem Land, Northern Territory, Australia

Guse (Wesley), Daryl


Firearms form part of Historic period rock art in the Northern Territory, Australia, and have been discussed in terms of initial and ongoing culture-contact between settler societies and Indigenous communities. Drawing on fourteen firearm paintings from eight archaeological sites in Arnhem Land, and a review of the historic literature, this study suggests that Indigenous communities experienced firearms in a variety of ways, progressing from early conflict through to ownership during the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Rock Art Research


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