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A Real Dirt treat – 10 new photos of the Arnhem Land Rock Art

September 22nd, 2008 · 4 Comments · News

One of the newly discovered sailing ship paintings found in the Wellington Range, Arnhem Land….

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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 DOCTOR TAKES THE PULSE OF AUSTRALIA’S PREHISTORIC ART

May 27th, 2008 · No Comments · Guest Viewpoint

Prof. Paul S.C. Taçon School of Arts Gold Coast campus Griffith University, Qld 4222 p.tacon@griffith.edu.au I am fortunate to have worked in incredible natural and cultural landscapes around the world, many of them in remote parts of Australia.   I work closely with indigenous people to study rock art – paintings, drawings, engravings, stencils, prints and […]

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