The Landscape of Blue Mountains Rock Art

Funding: Wollemi Pine International $14,400

Timeframe: Ongoing from 2004

Project Directors:

Prof. Paul S.C. Taçon (Griffith University), Wayne Brennan (University of New England) and Shaun Hooper (Blue Mountains Aboriginal Community and Blue Mountains World Heritage Institute).

Other Collaborators:

Dr. Matthew Kelleher (Australian Museum), Dave Pross (Darkingjung Local Aboriginal Land Council), Andy Macqueen (Blue Mountains author and conservationist), Michael Jackson (University of New England) and an extensive network of Aboriginal community members, bushwalkers and students.

Project Overview:

The project is focused on documenting the Aboriginal rock art sites (drawings, stencils, paintings and engravings) of Wollemi National Park and describing cultural change in the region over the years. The project involves extensive ongoing Indigenous community consultation and participation. In addition to their cultural significance for Aboriginal communities, as well as their scientific significance, the results are of great value to park and World Heritage Area managers and interpretation officers, tourists and others with an interest in Aboriginal culture, rock-art and the World Heritage Area.

 

Links:

[ Read the Sydney Morning Herald article on rock art findings ]

[ Download project summary ]

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