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


Thanks to Denise Nesbitt, who has hosted this ABC game for the third round to the letter Q for ABC Wednesday. For more ABC posts click on ABC picture in my side bar.Join us in this wonderful meme!

33 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

From NSW. I love Queensland, but I've never heard of Quinkan Country.

It will go on my To See list now.

JoAnn's-D-Eyes said...

Hi wil,
How are you doing? I like your slide for Quinkan Country, in Queensland, I Loooooooooooooove you blog,

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Greetings XXX

RuneE said...

It is most impressive - they mad these while we had ice - that is - we were not here!

Problems with Mr. Linky today, so you'll find me here.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Just wonderful. Australia is one of my favorite places and I really want to go there. Someday I will.

Mary said...

This is fascinating! I love this sort of history. Beautiful photos.

The Tile Lady said...

Gorgeous rock art, and I LOVE the slide show, one image blending into the next! It was so interesting reading the information about it, too. By the way, I love your header photo!
Marie

ellen b said...

Oh wow you had some very cool Q's at your disposal to show us! Wonderful...

Bear Naked said...

Very interesting and informative.
And a great slide show also.

Bear((( )))

babooshka said...

Quinkan County just sounds so funny, a real quirky word. I am familiar with most of the world's cave paintings, but these are new to me. Again a area education, and fascinating read.

Gretchen said...

That's beautiful. Australia is one of the places I want to visit before I'm done.

Gramma Ann said...

Very interesting post today. I always seem to learn something new each time I visit. Thanks for sharing. And as someone else said, "I like your heading" very cute with the ducks and their own swimming pool. ;)

photowannabe said...

I love this primitive art and our post is perfect for the letter Q.

Janice Thomson said...

I'd love to see them in person - what a thrill to view art from such a long time past.

Life with Kaishon said...

Look at all of your Q's! WOW! Queensland, Australia. How cool! Quinkan Country. You are so good at this! You are inspiring. Very cool slide show!

Rose said...

This is an amazing find! Some of these drawings look very complex for being that old, and how interesting that there is a white ibis--I think of the Egyptians when I see an ibis, not Australia.
Once again, a very informative post!

naturglede said...

New area for me that Quinkan Country! Love your photoe:)

nonizamboni said...

Cave art always leaves me speechless! Thanks for sharing this ancient beauty.
Happy Wednesday, Wil!

Aileni said...

Just one of those days, RW. Thanks for looking by.

Liz said...

I've never seen cave art in reality. It must be an awesome thing to behold.

Suburbia said...

I would love to see this sort of thing for myself but thanks for the pictures, I'm not sure I'll ever get to visit.

Miss_Yves said...

I added a comment...on the slide...isn'it the usual way ?
Amazing:quaint figures and animals !

richies said...

The ancient art is amazing. I would love to see it first hand

An Arkie's Musings

VP said...

Oh I love Australia. We had such good times in Queensland when we were there :)

nina said...

Very interesting Q.
And do your ducks quack?

Nina at Nature Remains

Brenda said...

Your posts are very interesting!

Katney said...

We plan to visit some ancient sites in Utah and Arizona next week. We may see some similar atifacts. At one site we cannot hike without a Navajo guide.

Powell River Books said...

A wonderful slide show of the rocks and petroglyphs. I invite you to come take a ride on my quad into the Powell River, BC, back country. - Margy

SLW said...

Wonderful Q post, Wil... Thanks for stopping by.

Lily Hydrangea said...

these are awesome photos! Thank you for sharing.

earthlingorgeous said...

Queensland! So lovely! Thanks for posting this! Thanks for the tour! Q is such a hard letter!

By the way, maybe you would like to join my bloggy anniversary giveaway :)

Earth

Pretty Me!! said...

I just love ABC Wednesday thing !!! not just for the different topics but also for the knowledge i gain !!! thanks for sharing this !

Jay said...

I'm sorry to be late getting around the ABC Wednesday blogs this week. As someone said, Mr Linky is misbehaving! On behalf of the team, thank you for taking part!

I haven't been to Australia at all, but maybe one day I will. When I do, the outback and some of the National Parks will be on the agenda. I'd love to see some of the original cave art - and will remember: no photographs without permission!

Janie said...

Hi,
I looked up your rock art blog to see the Aboriginal form. Very interesting to compare with native Utah forms. I saw a part of a spiral, which seems to be universal. Fun to see what looks like a kangaroo. Here we have lizards, mountain sheep, deer, and sometimes buffalo, depending on the area.