As our fascination of the Aboriginal art and culture grows, there is also a need
to understand the context and meaning, along with our appreciation of the work.
There are a number of resources that provide details on the meaning of the
many icons, symbols and imagery of the Aboriginal People in Australia. Many
galleries dealing in Aboriginal art, that have an online presence, will also
provide some information on the artist background with perhaps some information
on the meaning of the symbols.
Beyond some of the works that are produced specifically for the tourist, most
indigenous art works have multiple meanings, from just telling the uninitiated a
story, to depicting another level that is only known to the initiated.
There is a lot of information online for those seeking to understand the
symbols and meaning behind them. Following
are some links to such resources.