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Aboriginal Tourism - Indigenous Australia - Ochre and Ochre Pits

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.

Check out the map and some of the images from ochre pits in Australia.

Aboriginal - Ochre Pits (Central Australia) Images

Location of ochre pits © AusEmade PL, April 2008 Ochre Pits - Central Australia © AusEmade PL, April 2008
Central Australia
Ochre Wall at Arkaroola in South Australia
Arkaroola
The Ochre Pits - about 100 km from Alice Springs © Greg Sully
Ochre Pits, West MacDonnell Range, Central Australia
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