Yanamginj Njawi Aboriginal Shelter Rock Art - Grampians National Park, Victoria
Posted by: bucketeer
S 37° 11.938 E 142° 17.268
54H E 614286 N 5882278
Quick Description: An large Aboriginal Shelter containing Rock Paintings
Location: Victoria, Australia
Date Posted: 12/23/2011 4:55:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMDC4Y
Grampians National Park encompasses 168,000 hectares of rugged mountain ranges. The park contains the largest concentration of rock art sites in Victoria, comprising over 60% of the State’s rock art sites. One site in the Victoria Range was dated as being in use at least 22,000 years ago. Unfortunately with arrival of European settlers in the area most of the indigenous culture was lost and little is known of the meanings of the artwork.
The Jardwadjali people who lived on the nearby plains to the west and north made seasonal visits to this shelter.
Yanamginj Njawi, is a large shelter that contained paintings of human like figures painted in red ochre. Time and the weather has taken it's toll on th eartwork here ands today litle is still visible. but it is still worthwhile visiting.
Yanamginj Njawi, means 'the sun will go down' and was formely known as 'Camp of the Emu Foot' from th eloacl creation story of a giant emu Tchingal who created the nearby Victoria Gap while in pursuit in Waar the crow
Access is via a 100 metre walking track from Jananginj Njavi Track.
Type of Pictograph: Rock Painting
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