Kakadu in flames

 

This is heartbreaking.

Photo Ancient Aboriginal rock art at Nourlangie in the Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, some of which dates back 50,000 years, date unknown. (Martin Kwakwa, file photo AAP

An out-of-control fire that began in the Ranger uranium mine last week and spread into Kakadu National Park is threatening potentially thousands of ancient rock art sites, the Aboriginal corporation representing traditional owners says.

One of Kakadu National Park’s most significant cultural sites, Nourlangie Rock, featuring Indigenous rock art showing early contact with Europeans, as well as other art up to 50,000 years old, has been closed to tourists for a second day.
Ranger uranium mine fire threatening thousands of Kakadu rock art sites, Aboriginal corporation says

I was very fortunate to visit Kakadu in 1990 (I think). It throbs with the ebb and flow of the Dreamtime calling and the answers of those who can hear it. Look at the beings, painted millennia ago, with their tailored clothes and striking radiance. This is a tragedy for the Native Australians, and for all of humankind. Please, please, focus your psychic energy on stopping this devastation.  – Ellis

 

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Kakadu in flames

    • Thanks Sam. I’ve had some insights about this. When I can find a moment I’ll write about it. Hope all’s going well for you both.

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