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West MacDonnell Ranges N.P. - Ochre Pits
Commentaires The West Macs :
The Ochre Pits is a registered sacred site and is protected by Sacred Site and Parks and Wildlife legislation.
The site offers the unique opportunity for visitors to view a ochre deposit
that is still used by local Arrarnta peoples.
Please do not touch or interfere with any of the ochre,
severe penalties apply and the site is regularly patrolled by Rangers.
Ochre has been used all over the world for decoration and painting since pre-historic times.
At this location you can see the natural ochres in the cliff face here have provided
a source of materials for Indigenous peoples for thousands of years.
And they still provide brilliant colours for modern man too, since their shifting hues make for some excellent photos.