Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Nourlangie (Anbangbang)

The Aboriginal rock shelter and art sites used to be called Nourlangie but that was due to a misunderstanding. The actual Aboriginal name for the rocky outcrop is Burrunggui, and their name for the lower area where the art sites are is called Anbangbang. Visitors are being encouraged to use the correct names. There were excellent information boards at each art site and fences keep visitors at a distance to protect the art. It's a fascinating site and apparently there are hundreds more on the Arnhem Plateau. We also visited the very attractive Anbangbang Billabong which is nearby.

Whistling Ducks on Anbangbang Billabong
Anbangbang Billabong

1 comment:

macmsue said...

We were in this area in 2002 before the names were changed or the areas fenced. We were blown away by the rock "bowls" where the people used to grind their foodstuffs. your photos are a great reminder for me.