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Spirit of place : Aboriginal sites of the Hunter Region / Warren Taggart.

Spirit of place : Aboriginal sites of the Hunter Region / Warren Taggart.
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ISBN 9780646829524
Author Taggart, Warren, 1961- (author)
Title Spirit of place : Aboriginal sites of the Hunter Region / Warren Taggart.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Cooks Hill, NSW : Allan Chawner and Carol Carter, 2021.
©2021.
Description 218 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 x 31 cm.
Note Photography by Allan Chawner and Carol Carter ; essay by Dr Jillian Huntley.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Conditions of access Not available for inter-library lending.
Summary The book features photographs of mainly cave shelters, rock engravings and landmarks of significant cultural importance for the Wonnarua people and the people of the surrounding lands: the Darkinjung, Worimi, Awabakal and Dharug. The area is sandstone country and the large rock platforms, that are prominent on the ridges, are grooved with remarkable engravings of animals and figures that contribute to the dreaming stories of the region. Many of the engravings have been photographed at night so that the image is more easily seen and the landscape is seen in a different way. The cave shelters contain many hand stencils, weapon stencils and drawings in charcoal and ochre. The drawings show animals and figures. Animals include emus, kangaroos, wallabies, koala, snakes, eels, goannas and other small animals, perhaps echidna, bandicoot or spotted quoll. There are also photographs of axe grooves, water storage holes, and stone arrangements sites. Photographs of the landscape give a sense of place and some insight into the lives of Aboriginal people in a pre-colonial world. The focus of the book is the recording of these significant sites for education and protection. The essay, by archaeologist Dr Jillian Huntley, provides a summary of the nature of Aboriginal art sites in the region, mainly from Yengo National Park and the surrounding countryside, for an educational audience - secondary students, teachers from all areas of education and community members.
Terms of use "This book contains photographs of rock art and places that may be culturally sensitive to some Aboriginal people" --unnumbered page opposite title verso.
Local note Donated by Carol Carter and Allan Chawner, 4 May 2022.
Subjects Art - Rock Engraving
Art - Rock art
Art - Rock art - Engraving
Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales -- Hunter River Region
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- New South Wales -- Hunter River Region
Rock paintings -- New South Wales -- Hunter River Region
Aboriginal Australians -- New South Wales
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- New South Wales
Rock paintings -- New South Wales
Sacred sites (Aboriginal Australian) -- New South Wales
Sacred sites (Aboriginal Australian)
Sacred sites (Aboriginal Australian) -- New South Wales -- Hunter River Region
Hunter River Region (N.S.W.) -- History
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Chawner, Allan (photographer) (donor)
Carter, Carol (photographer) (donor)
Huntley, Jillian (author of introductory material)
Call number 2022.029
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A0095346X 2022.029
General Collection   . Available to Museum Staff .  
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