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Issue Details: First known date: 4000 BCE... 4000 BCE Wanjinas Rock Art
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Wanjinas is a style of rock art found predominantly in the north western and central areas of the Kimberley region of Western Australia. Explorer George Grey had first found Wanjinas rock art in the Glenelg River area in 1837. The art work is at least 4,000 years old and is a living art form representing ancestral beings originating in the sea and sky. The wanjina image characterised by halo-like headdresses and mouth-less faces with large round eyes, fringed with eyelashes, set either side of an ovate nose.

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      Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: ca. 4000 BCE .
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