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Aboriginal Rock Art, Kakadu, Northern Territory

During our trip to the Northern Territory in May, we visited Kakadu National Park.  There is a lot to love about Kakadu, including the many examples of Aboriginal rock art that are open to the public to view.  We visited Kakadu with an AAT Kings tour group so that we were taken to the relevant places, and had a guide to explain what we were visiting.
On day 1, we visited the Nourlangie rock art gallery, which includes the Anbangbang rock art gallery.
First up is a man using a woomera to spear a kangaroo:

Here is a wallaby, I think:

This is a closeup of the man spearing the kangaroo, with the woomera clearly visible:

This looks to me like another kangaroo:

I am not entirely sure what is going on here, but it looks like a hunting scene to me:

One of the most distinct paintings is of this nasty individual, Nabulwinjbulwinj, a spirit who kills females to eat by hitting them with a yam:

This is Namarrgon, the lightning man (top right) and his wife, Barrginj (just under the large central figure).  …