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Aboriginal Tourism - Indigenous Australia - Ochre

The imagery of the Aboriginal culture, as can be seen in many of the sacred sites, rock and cave paintings, used very few colours, as they were often made from what was available locally. The colours were often mined from ‘ochre pits’, being used for both painting and ceremonies. The ochre was even traded between clans and at one time could only be collected by specific men within the clan. Some of ochre pits can be viewed today as tourist attractions.

Following map of ochre pits in Australia, and images of the Ochre Pits located in the West MacDonnell Range region. A popular stop for those enjoying the attractions along the West MacDonnell Range, this ochre pit is accessed from Namatjira Drive, near Alice Springs.

Aboriginal - Ochre Pits (Central Australia)

Location of ochre pits © AusEmade PL, April 2008
Ochre Pits - Central Australia © AusEmade PL, April 2008
The Ochre Pits
located on the Namatjira Drive turn-off, about 100 km from Alice Springs.
The Ochre Pits - about 100 km from Alice Springs © Greg Sully
The Ochre Pits- located on the Namatjira Drive turn-off, about 100 km from Alice Springs.
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