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The Most Sacred Places In Indigenous Australian Folklore

Besides being an age-old mainland, Australia is also home to the most senior continuous living civilization on Earth. Here are the most sacred places in indigenous Australian Folklore.

Ubirr, Injalak Hill And Nourlangie Rock

Ubirr-Rock-Art
Ubirr-Rock-Art

These are the rock arts that describe ancient works, including their tools and animals. These places are home to superior illustrations of “x-ray” paintings as well. Other notable sculptured images are sacred creations such as Namarrgon, Ngalyod, etc.

Mount Borradaile – Sacred Places In Australian Folklore

Mount-Borradaile
Mount-Borradaile

This nationwide treasure is in the corner of the Northwest side of Arnhem Land. It describes ancient human work of at least the preceding 55,000 years. 

This sacred region has crystal-clear pools and ample fishing holes. Especially, it has the most prolific and colorful rock art on the globe. Some of which portray the very first communication between Aboriginals and Europeans. These illustrations are obviously recognizable with rifles and sailing ships.

Rainbow Valley

Rainbow-Valley
Rainbow-Valley

This is a crucial region for the Southern Arrernte of Central Australia. This valley lies under 100km South of Alice Springs and helps create the James Range. 

Its sandstone ridges also have countless rock engravings, relics of stone tools, paintings, etc. It has a big outcropping named “Ewerre”. This spot is of special significance and is a recorded sacred site.

The MacDonnell Ranges – Sacred Places In Australian Folklore

MacDonnell-Ranges
MacDonnell-Ranges

The MacDonnell is divided into two parts, the East side, and the West side. The East side offers sacred rock art sites such as Trephina and N’Dhala Gorges, Jesse Gap, and Arrernte in Emily Gap. Meanwhile, the West side has the well-known Larapinta Trail and other highlights such as Palm Valley, Standley Chasm, Ormiston Gorge, etc.

And when visiting this region, you should spend some time in the Gunya Titjikala community. Enjoying the premier tents, and discovering priceless art collections and Dreamtime stories will boost your experience here to a whole greater level.

Windjana Gorge

Windjana-Gorge
Windjana-Gorge

Windjana locates nearby the Tunnel Creek National Park in the Kimberley. The amazing Gorge was originally formed by a Devonian reef system that aged 375 million years old. And it was the Napier Range that carved the mountain range. Its walls rise to over 100m high, and its bed is wider than 100m.

According to Dreamtime legends of the locals, during the wet season, the river rages because of the spirit Wandjina. Wandjina is also the one that named the gorge. In the dry season, the weather is ideal for canoeing. You can have a chance to appreciate the amazing rock art in the cave system of Tunnel Creek. 

The creations here tend to describe illustrations of the Wandjina habitual creation being or Gwion Gwion figures.

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