August 18th, 2018

Mary River Lookout - Kakadu

Climbing up to the top of a lookout point today the extent of the Kakadu nature reserve is visible.

Looking out over distinct area's and territories there is a lot of lands to explore up here.

In the spirit of keeping this simple, please click read more; to unveil the landscape photographs from the lookout.

Sandstone country to the North East - The lightning man territory

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Towards the Gulf of Carpentaria and the vast sand country

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Towards the Wetlands and the coastline

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Tribute: Kakadu Indiginous Rock Art

Recorded on the rock surface in many caves in the area is the history and legacy of the indigenous people of these lands.

Photographs in this region are prohibited; however, there were plenty of images on the internet to help share this story.

Credit; none of these images are mine.

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To the Indigenous people, these cave paintings are their only recorded history. Making them very important. They don't write stories on paper, they pass them down through the generations through their spoken word. For many, the paintings are maintained and symbolise the stories and important information. Some depict the first people and first speakers of their language. Recording information, observations, beliefs, maps, and sometimes even marking important places. The idea today however, is simply to showcase what is on offer in Kakadu for anyone to see firsthand.

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Merchant's vessel painted in ochre

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