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 the ochre pits can
be viewed today as tourist attractions.
Following are images of the Ochre Wall
at Arkaroola in South Australia. Arkaroola is one of South Australia's star
attractions, located in the magnificent Northern Flinders Ranges region.
Read our South Australia
Arkaroola Wilderness Sanctuary travel guide.