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PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK - TRAIL #8

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I must admit I took one or two photos while walking the trail so there is always more to come!

When visiting Purnululu National Park, we must not forget the Aboriginal Australians who have lived in the Ord River region for at least 40,000 years. They have left about 200 sites of rock art and burial within the Park.

“Those people have a hunter-gatherer culture. They moved from the desert to the uplands in the wet season, to foothill pools after the rains and along the river in the dry season, where they can find food and shelter.

Aboriginal religious belief is based on Nature and their surroundings. They see the landscape as an embodiment of spiritual and cultural values: as a record of the creation, past history, past ancestors, their laws and ceremonies and traditional food production and networks of exchange.

This belief enabled the Aborigines in this area to survive the impact of colonisation by pastoralists who started to arrive in the area after 1884, taking up 50,000-300,000 ha leases on the native lands.
By 1902 there were nearly 50,000 head of livestock on the Ord River grasslands. Then in 1885 there was a gold rush at Hall's Creek, 100 km to the south, bringing an influx of miners.

The Aboriginals suffered from introduced diseases, murder, erosive destruction of waterholes and riverbanks by overgrazing and received only food in payment for work. To stop livestock raiding, the government provided some refuges and food but did not stop the dispossession until the 1970s.

In Western Australia where 40 per cent of mining rights could fall subject to native title claims, the government legislated to extinguish native titles as late as the 1990s, offering "rights to traditional usage" of land instead.” (Source: www.unep-wcmc.org/.../2011/.../Purnululu%20National%20Park.pdf)

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Date Taken:6 Jun 2012 - 11:39 AM
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Shutter Speed:1/125sec
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ISO:200
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Title:PURNULULU NATIONAL PARK - TRAIL #8
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Uploaded:28 Sep 2012 - 8:18 AM
Tags:Australia, BUNGLE BUNGLE RANGE, EAST KIMBERLEY, Landscape / travel, ORD REGION, PICCANINNY TRAIL, Purnululu national park, Western australia
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jdinne
jdinne  11 England
28 Sep 2012 - 8:26 AM

Great colour and detail, texture. Prefer the composition of V2. Great interesting narrative also.

John

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 5139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 8:31 AM

I think it's V 2 that clicks with me the better too, JNC: fascinating rocks and as John says an interesting intro and historical note.
Ronnie.

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Humblebee
Humblebee  2 England
28 Sep 2012 - 8:34 AM

Another superb pair of images, I like v1 but think the composition of v2 just that little bit better ... Carol Grin

Our history in Australia as regards the indigenous peoples is nothing to be proud of, and it is a disgrace that it continues to this day ...

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EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 11:00 AM

These rocks keep reminding me of Arizona and some of the formatons I saw there. V2 in front - like your composition of this one.
Joan.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States52 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 11:47 AM

Can't choose.....there is an element of simplicity in v1 which I like.

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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 2:42 PM

I especially like v1-- These are fantastic rock formations!

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prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 3:13 PM

V2 is fine, so is the packed information, Thanks for sharing.

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
28 Sep 2012 - 10:31 PM

V1 for me.
Matt

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