Our evolution to Rock Art Australia came with the realisation that rock art research can make a unique and significant contribution to the history of Australia and the region in which we live.

It reflects the importance of Australia’s Indigenous cultural heritage and the increasing awareness of the impact of this research to all Australians.

“Our country is living, breathing life. Our land is reflected in us, and we are reflected in the land. Our past, present and future is all in the land, from creation time to future time – all at once.”

“If we share the stories of our country with gudia (whitefella), then they will have our country in their hearts as we do, and they will understand and love it, and never damage it.”

David Bungal Mowaljarlai OAM (c.1926–1997)

* The Wanjina people comprise three tribes: Ngarinyin (the largest group), the Worrora and the Wunumbal.


Photo: Paddy Neowarra sharing his stories.

A visit to Kalumburu (Kimberley) by Board members in June 2000.


Help us to research and protect Australia’s rock art.

Australian rock art is part of an ongoing culture and widely accepted as the world’s most enduring cultural tradition.  Rock art research leads to the protection of Australia’s extraordinary Aboriginal heritage.