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Australia’s rock art With Ian Waina and Damien Finch

Damien Finch and TO Trinity Unhango, RAA's Rock Art Australia Dating project in partnership with Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation.

Damien Finch and TO Trinity Unhango, RAA's Rock Art Australia Dating project in partnership with Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation.

Join us to gain fascinating insights into a research journey that led to identifying the age of some of Australia’s oldest rock paintings, and find out how wasp nests became the subject of global media attention.

The lecture will begin with a short film introduction in which Traditional Owner Ian Waina, a Kwini man from the Kalumburu community in the Kimberley, explains his involvement in Rock Art Australia’s (RAA) Rock Art Dating project and the significance of rock art to understanding the history of human habitation in Australia.

Dr Damien Finch, a postdoctoral researcher in the School of Earth Sciences and a member of the Rock Art Dating project, will then illustrate how his dating technique confirmed a two-metre-long painting of a kangaroo deep in a northeast Kimberley rock shelter on Balanggarra Country was painted around 17,300 years ago – dating back more than 600 generations!

Australia’s rock art With Ian Waina and Damien Finch

Saturday 27 August 2022

10.30am

Duration 1 hour

Domain Theatre

Art Gallery of NSW

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$20 non-member

$15 member

$15 Rock Art Australia donors & subscribers

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