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Marking resistance? Change and continuity in the recent rock art of the southern Kimberley, Australia

  • Sue O'Connor (a1), Jane Balme (a2), Jane Fyfe (a2), June Oscar (a3), Mona Oscar (a3), June Davis (a4), Helen Malo (a4), Rosemary Nuggett (a5) and Dorothy Surprise (a5)...
Abstract

Enhanced by recent survey, the authors define new kinds of rock art along the Lennard and Fitzroy rivers in Western Australia—black pigment and scratch-work images featuring anthropomorphic figures with elaborate head-dresses. These are shown to belong to the Contact period and represent the response of Indigenous artists to European land-taking by recalling and restating traditional themes from earlier times.

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