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Red Lady Galleries near Laura - an Aboriginal Rock Art site in Northern Queensland



Sandy Creek

Sandy Creek Aboriginal Rock Art Site, near Laura, Northern Queensland

Photo: © Leo Dubal

The excellent photographs of Sandy Creek Aboriginal Rock Art Site on this page are from Leo Dubal, www.archaeometry.org



Sandy Creek

Painting in red haematite of a man and a woman. Many Australian Aboriginal paintings show the breasts of women spread to indicate their gender, in this case with nipples. The man's penis is shown.

This particular pose of humans, face on, with arms and fingers spread wide, is a common feature on this rock shelter.

Photo: © Leo Dubal









Laura Map









Map of part of Far North Queensland showing the location of the Laura River rock art sites.

Photo: Pearson (1989)




Laura Map









The Laura sandstone belt, showing the location of some rock art sites.

1 Yam Camp
2 Platform Gallery
3 Magnificent Gallery
4 Sandy Creek
5 Mushroom Rock
6 Early Man
7 Red Bluff
8 Red Horse

Photo and text: David and Chant (1995)




References

  1. David B., Chant D., 1995: Rock art and regionalisation in north Queensland prehistory, Memoirs of the Queensland Museum, Brisbane 1 August 1995 Volume 37 Part 2 Hamlyn-Harris, Ronald; Queensland Museum
  2. McDonald J., 1993: The Depiction of Species in Macropod Track Engravings at an Aboriginal Art Site in Western New South Wales, Records of the Australian Museum , (1993) Supplement 17. ISBN 0 7310 0280 6
  3. Morwood M., Trezise P., 1989: Edge ground axes in Pleistocene Greater Australia: New evidence from S.E. Cape York Peninsula, Queensland Archaeological Research, Vol 6 (1989)
  4. Pearson W., 1989: A Technological Analysis of Stone Artefacts from Yam Camp Surface Scatter and Rockshelter, S.E- Cape York Peninsula, Queensland Archaeological Research, Vol. 6, December 1989
  5. Riek E., 1951: The freshwater crayfish (family Parastacidae) of Queensland, Records of the Australian Museum, 22(4): 368–388. [30 June 1951]. doi:10.3853/j.0067-1975.22.1951.615 ISSN 0067-1975 Published by the Australian Museum, Sydney

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