Saturday, 24 October 2009

Aboriginal thylacine rock art uncovered

Two Aboriginal rock paintings of Tasmanian Tigers (Thylacine cynocephalus: dog-headed pouched-dog) have been found in a hidden art gallery in the Northern Territory.
The paintings were found within an "art gallery" spanning 20,000 square kilometres of Indigenous Jawoyn land from Katherine up to remote Arnhem land.
Jawoyn Association Cultural Manager Ray Whear is convinced it's the extinct animal. The paintings will be included in a database destined to be the largest indigenous rock art collection in the world.

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