Wednesday, 25 June 2014


Kakadu National Park a protected area in the Northern Territory of Australia, 171 km southeast of Darwin. It covers a really huge area (it is the size of Slovenia!). Kakadu's flora is among the richest in northern Australia with more than 1700 plant species recorded which is a result of the park's geological, landform and habitat diversity. Kakadu is also considered to be one of the most weed free national parks in the world. 
As Aboriginal people have occupied the Kakadu area continuously for at least 40,000 years, there are also several Aboriginal rock art sites. The art sites of Ubirr, Burrunguy (Nourlangie Rock) and Nanguluwur are internationally recognised as outstanding examples of Aboriginal rock art. These sites are found in rocky outcrops that have afforded shelter to Aboriginal inhabitants for thousands of years. Many stories connected to Aboriginal rock are highly complex and linked to other stories. Often the true meanings have been lost, but they all have a purpose which is usually to serve as a lesson or a warning to the young or to those passing through the area.

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