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The rock art that redraws our history – SMH/REAL DIRT EXCLUSIVE

September 20th, 2008 · 3 Comments · News

James Woodford HIDDEN in rugged ranges in north-west Arnhem Land, a spectacular treasure-trove of Aboriginal rock art is set to rewrite the history of Australia. In a find that has stunned archaeologists and anthropologists, a vast wall of about 1500 paintings chronicles the history of Aboriginal contact with outsiders, from Macassan prows and European sailing […]

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Link to Arnhem Land rock art – audio visual

September 20th, 2008 · 1 Comment · News

Stunning pictures and audio in this special SMH slideshow from Djulirri Rock shelter in Arnhem Land – prepared by Rick Stevens, James Woodford and Paulina Vidal

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Millennia in Pictures: SMH/REAL DIRT EXCLUSIVE FEATURE

September 20th, 2008 · No Comments · News

Pictures and story by James Woodford Hidden in Arnhem Land’s remote Wellington Range is a maze of tortured sandstone and an enormous overhang hiding one of the world’s most important rock art panels. The Djulirri rock shelter’s 1500 stunning paintings are a record of all that makes people marvellous and terrifying, a spectacular narrative spanning […]

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New Spectaular Wollemi Find

July 15th, 2008 · No Comments · News

  Archaeological expeditioners, Michael Cartier, and Rik Deveridge prepare to land at Forgotten Ridge in the Wollemi Wilderness.  Story by James Woodford  There is a ridge and a creek in the heart of the 500,000-hectare Wollemi wilderness which are so remote they have never been officially named by Europeans. An archaeologist, Wayne Brennan, and his […]

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ROCK DOCTORS CATCH UP WITH WHAT LIES BENEATH SYDNEY’S SKYSCRAPERS

May 15th, 2008 · No Comments · News

By JAMES WOODFORD Walk around the Sydney CBD block bounded by Kent, Sussex, Napoleon and Erskine streets and you are on top of a cultural Ground Zero. Below your feet is one of the first places in Australia where the stone age ended and the industrial revolution began. And ironically that very spot is one […]

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