Kimberley Rock Art (3 volumes) by Mike Donaldson

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3 in 1 Kimberley Rock Art Set.
Volume 1: The Mitchell Plateau area in Western Australia’s Kimberley region has some of the world’s most spectacular and ancient rock art, but much of it is remote and rarely seen. This lavishly illustrated book has more than 600 images of the art and its setting.

All images have been approved for publication by the Wunambal Gaambera traditional owners. It includes a foreword by Dr Ian Crawford and a comprehensive introduction covering early descriptions of the art and brief summaries of archaeology, geology and the importance of past sea-level changes. This is the first of 3 volumes covering the rock art of the vast Kimberley region, the culmination of 20 years of documentation and photography by the author while back-packing through some of the most formidable, remote and beautiful country in Australia.

Volume 2:This volume, the second in Mike Donaldson’s series of Kimberley rock art books, covers the northern coast from the King George River to Kalumburu as well as the Drysdale and King Edward rivers. Most of this region is in Balanggarra Country where the Kwini language group predominates, but there are also some sites from Wunambal Gaambera Country. The art sites along the northern coast include many fine Gwion panels while the more inland sites have some wonderful Wanjina paintings. Dynamic Gwions (also called Elegant Action Figures) are also prominent in this area. The traditional owners have given full approval to publish these images.

Volume 3: Volume Three in the Kimberley Rock Art series, this book covers most of the Kimberley that Volumes One and Two didn’t. It includes rock art sites along the Roe, Glenelg, Sale, Calder, Charnley, and Isdell rivers as well as the ranges around Fitzroy Crossing and Kununurra – hence the subtitle Rivers and Ranges. The book contains over 500 images of the art and associated scenery. This region contains some of the best Wanjina art sites as well as a great variety of other motifs.


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