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The Kimberley Region of North West Australia

An Account of Exploring the Kimberley

 
 
Site / Plate Number
Site 1 19(1) 20(1) 21(1) 22(1) 23(1) 24(1)
Site 2 26(1) 27(1)
Site 3 32(1)
Site 6 10(2) 11(2)
Site 7 16(2) 17(2)
Site 8 18(2)
Site 9 24(2)
Site 13 15(3) 16(3)
Site 14a 7(4)
 
Plate 10 (2)
Figure 10(2)*
Location Roe River
GPS Coordinates
Undisclosed
Site Number 6
Other Plates from this site 11(2)*
Location Plate N/A
Location
Description
Art site is in overhang at the base of a cliff on the northern side of the Roe River. The site is approximately 500m up a slope from the river. Some scrambling through monsoon vine forest is required to reach the site.
Comments
This panel is on a vertical rock wall. The art is not well preserved. The overhang has a flat dirt floor, making it suitable for habitation. The figure in the centre of the panel is approximately 40cm long.
Interpretation This panel comprises two partially preserved brick-red coloured figures, overprinting horizontal, brick red lines. There is insufficient detail preserved of the figure on the left hand side of the panel for an interpretation. The figure in the centre of the panel is in plan view. The figure's torso, legs, left arm and head are distinguishable. The head is difficult to interpret. There appears to be a headdress. There are no other body decorations distinguishable. Five spears are to the right of the figure. Three of the spears have barbs. It is not clear if these spears are associated with the figure. The colour of the figure and the way the paint has stained the rock, indicates it is a Bradshaw.
 
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