A Tour of Australian Rock Art (Paperback)

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A richly photographed tour of three Australian rock art regions: Cape York Peninsula in the northeast, the Wardaman tribal land in northwestern Northern Territory and Kakadu National Park in northeastern Northern Territory. Remnants of Aboriginal culture still survive in these outback places-well separated from the coastal cities where most of the new populations reside. With no written language, the Aboriginals' oral stories are their history, evocatively illustrated in pictographs and petroglyphs on the walls of their rock shelters. Much of the art illuminates events from the creation, or dreamtime, when trees could walk and animals could talk. 68 pages, 75 color images.

About the Author


Leon Yost is a professional photographer who has worked as a location scout for the BBC and is published in Time-Life Books, American Photo, The New York Times and many other publications. He has documented Native American rock art with his painter-wife Erma Martin Yost since 1976. In 1993 they toured northeastern Australia's outback, finding intriguing comparisons in the art of the ancient Aboriginals. Other books by Leon Yost: Riddles on the Rocks, a tour of selected North American rock art sites, 2014 Changing Jersey City, a history in photographs, co-author with Cynthia Harris, 2009


Product Details
ISBN: 9781548901226
ISBN-10: 1548901229
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: August 19th, 2017
Pages: 68
Language: English