Aboriginal Rock Art
Photos by David R. Griffiths Sites in and around the Grampians National Park
click here A massive rock rises out of the hillside, surreal with wild streaks of colour and at its base, are enigmatic "tally marks" and figures.
This site in the northern Grampians National Park features many
generations of handprints of children 8-12 years old.
click here The Manja Shelter is in
the Grampians National Park, Victoria Australia.
Similar hands can be seen in caves in France (and elsewhere). An Aboriginal
explained that it is like a calling card from the individual.
Ngamadjidj means white person. It is unclear if this refers to the white ochre used
or white men. This image suggests a corroboree to me. Archaeologists have found the
site of this shelter was used for camping, making tools etc.
A campground exists here today. I felt very restful in this spot.
click here Langi Ghiran Park is near
Ararat in Victoria. The Totem of this tribe was the black
The meanings of these paintings are no longer known among Aboriginal
They undoubtedly refer to spirit beings.
click here Bunjil was the powerful
creator god of south eastern Australia Aborigines (Kooris).
"Bunjil created the land and the water, the plants and the
laws and religion of the Koori people.
Bunjil remains the protector of the natural world, his people and their
This national park lies between Stawell and Pomonal. It was
recently burnt out by a bushfire.
I was wondering whether all the egg shaped rocks led to cosmic
thoughts, or the idea that the "building blocks" were lying scattered
around. click here for my article "Aboriginal