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Ancient rock art – mystical and practical

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Kakadu National Park also features many ancient art sites. Apart from drawing mystical figures from their dream time culture, the Aborigines also did a lot of practical and straightforward painting, e.g. to educate their children about possible food sources. Preferred drawing material was and is ochre, which plays an important part in Aboriginal culture (also for body paintings).

Aboriginal paintings showing Barramundi fish

Aboriginal rock art displaying Barramundi, Ubirr Rock, Kakadu NP