The Resource Aboriginal antiquities in New South Wales

Aboriginal antiquities in New South Wales

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Aboriginal antiquities in New South Wales
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Aboriginal antiquities in New South Wales
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Cave paintings - coast (stencils, dry pigment drawings, motifs, colours, stylistic phases - red, black, polychrome at North Maroota only), sandstone area from Hunter Valley to Royal National Park and west to Blue Mountains (notes galleries at North Maroota, Milbrodale, Wollombi and Macdonald River, Kuring-gai Chase, Brisbane Water, Dharug and Royal National Parks, only North Maroota and Glenbrook protected), south coast (Cordeaux and Woronora Dams, Conjola), Southern Highlands, Clarence River (40 shelters), Tablelands (Gudgenby), central western N.S.W (7 at Mulgowan near Bourke, 1 on Iona Station near Louth, 16 on Wuttagoona Station, 7 on Mount Grenfell Station near Cobar; stick figures, animals, linear designs), Mootwingee area (stencils, red and white paintings, protection on Reserve); rock engravings (sandstone area - 400 to 500 groups, ancestral sky heroes Baiami and Daramulan, anthropomorphic and totemic figures, animal groups, Kuring-gai Chase, Brisbane Water and Dharug National Parks, Balls Head, Ben Buckler, Longueville and Tennyson Parks), preservation dependent on age and hardness of sandstone, Clarence River - abraded tally grooves, U-within-U, crown designs, notes groups at Narrabri and Bathurst, 3 sites at Broken Hill (showing influences derived from northern Western Australia via Central Australia and Flinders Ranges), Sturts Meadows - linear designs, fully pecked human and animal tracks, boomerangs, human figures over linear figures, damage to Mootwingee figures from vandals and weather, Euriowie - animal and human figures; stone arrangements - Linden in Blue Mountains, Narrabeen, Somersby, Endrick Mountain near Nerriga, Mount Pleasant at Bathurst, Sunny Corner 20 miles east of Bathurst (markers for ochre deposit), Serpentine River near Ebor, Condobolin, north of Darling River, Mount Foster, Little Mountain, Brewarrina fish trap; carved trees - grave markers, initiation grounds (82 at Banaway [sic], 120 on Page and Isis Ranges site), Lake Gol Gol - removal of bark, adoption of custom, canoe trees on Darling-Murray Rivers, Tuross Heads and Port Macquarie - bark removed from mangroves and gum trees; axe grooves - associated with engravings in Sydney- Hawkesbury area, Somersby, Nepean River at Castlereagh; quarries - beach and river pebbles, outcrops of quartzite in western N.S.W., Old Mount Murchison Station near Wilcannia (millstones), Mootwingee (millstones), axe quarries at Moore Creek (near Tamworth, basalt), Mount Foster (near Warren, red porphyry), Obley, Mount Pleasant (near Bathurst, basalt); initiation grounds - greatest number on north coast; burial grounds and graves - shell middens and coastal rock shelter floors, far western N.S.W. associated with campsites, Darling-Murray river system; middens and rock shelter deposits notes finding of stone and bone implements, shell fish hooks, burials, occupation of rock shelters (Lapstone Creek, Capertee, Durras Lake, Sassafras, Curracurrang, Gymea, upper Hunter Valley, Northern Tableland, north coast, Mootwingee; fossil bone beds - Lake Menindee (carbon dates)
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1905-1997
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McCarthy, Frederick D.
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Aboriginal antiquities in New South Wales
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M0047071
System control number
0067593
Label
Aboriginal antiquities in New South Wales
Publication
Control code
M0047071
System control number
0067593

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