Assessment of the indigenous national heritage values for Wurrwurrwuy stone picture site

Collett, David and Pocock, Celmara (2012) Assessment of the indigenous national heritage values for Wurrwurrwuy stone picture site. Other monograph. Commonwealth Government of Australia , Canberra, Australia. [Report]

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The stone pictures at Wurrwurrwuy might be nationally significant as a rare example of stones arranged to depict secular subjects rather than the arranged stones being associated with ceremony and the sacred. The stone pictures depict a range of subjects including Aboriginal camps, fish traps and images relating to the Macassan trepang industry including praus, canoes, the stone fireplaces where trepang were boiled and Macassan houses. The depictions of praus at Wurrwurrwuy show the internal arrangements of the vessels, which is rare in Aboriginal depictions of praus in any medium. The creators of the stone pictures would have acquired their knowledge of the internal arrangement of praus during visits to, or voyages on, such vessels.

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Item Type: Report (Other monograph)
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Additional Information: This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source. A report to the Department of the Environment and Heritage.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Arts - School of Humanities and Communication
Date Deposited: 08 Oct 2014 03:49
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2018 03:23
Uncontrolled Keywords: trepang; rock art; Arnhem Land; Asian influences; Macassan traders; Sulawesi; Wurrwurrwuy stone arrangements
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200202 Asian Cultural Studies
21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australia's Past

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