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Aboriginal paintings at Munurru, Kimberley, Western Australia / David M. Welch
Bib ID 6414790
Format BookBook [text, still image, online resource]
Author
Welch, David M. (Maxwell), 1955- author
 
Description Coolalinga, Northern Territory : David M. Welch, [2014] 
©2014 
82 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps, portraits (chiefly colour) ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780987138927
Series

Australian Aboriginal culture series ; no. 9.

Summary

Paintings at Munurra span thousands of years, with depictions of plants from the earliest Archiac Period, people dressed up for ceremony (Tasslede Figures, Bent Knee Figures and Straight Part figures), thylacines (Tasmanian tigers, extinct on mainland Australia for 3,000 years) from the Painted Hand Period, and three panels of brightly coloured Wandjina, the god-like ancestors who bring each wet season's rains. Munurru contains the most visited painting sites in the Kimberley, and this bok should assist with an understanding and appreciation of this early Australian art.

Full contents
  • Introduction
  • Kimberley rock art styles
  • The Wandjina Complex at Munurru
  • The Warnmarri (brolga) Complex at Munurru
  • Weathering and human impact on the Munurru sites
  • Further reading.
 
Notes

National Library copies are signed by the author

Subjects Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- Munurru -- Guidebooks.  |  Rock paintings -- Western Australia -- Munurru -- Guidebooks.  |  Kimberley District (W.A.) -- Description and travel.  |  Australian

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