Monday, 10 November 2008
Q for Quinkan Country in Queensland,Australia
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Ancient rock art
Famous for its rock art, Quinkan Country contains a large and dramatic body of prehistoric rock paintings. These galleries have been identified as being at least 15,000 years old and have been include on the Australian Heritage Estate and listed by UNESCO as being among the top 10 rock art sites in the world . People from many countries visit this remote location to view the rock art and gain some understanding of the Aboriginal stories associated with this magnificent sandstone landscape.
Caring for Rock Art
Quinkan rock art has been listed on the Australian National Heritage Estate. It is also important part of Queensland's heritage. Most of the rock art sites in Quinkan Country are protected by law. It is an offence to interfere with these cultural sites; so when visiting sites, please:
• Do so with a local Aboriginal guide
• Do not touch the art
Do not take photos without permission
More about Quinkan Country here
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