Mowanjum - Australia
Mowanjum | Derby, The Kimberley | Australia, 2018
The remote Kimberley region at the northernmost tip of Western Australia is known to some as the country’s ‘last frontier’. The Aboriginal communities living here are powerfully bound to the physical environment, and it is central to many aspects of their cultures. The rock paintings found throughout the area, with their distinctive symbols and dotted shapes, tell profound stories from the histories of these peoples. They have been used for thousands of years to convey religious and cultural meaning, record memories and establish ancestral connection to the land through the symbolic representation of stars and landmarks.
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