Bradshaws : Ancient Rock Paintings of North-West Australia. Grahame Walsh.

Bradshaws : Ancient Rock Paintings of North-West Australia

Geneva, Switzerland: Edition Limitee, 1994. Limited edition of 1,000 copies, large quarto, pp.xviii, 284, col. & b/w illus., 99 col. plates, maps, orig. cloth bds in clipped d.j. Near fine condn.

Scarce. The definitive work on these rock paintings, and Walsh's second work on the subject. A study of Kimberley rock art and finely painted human figures known as Bradshaw, named after explorer and pastoralist Joseph Bradshaw, first European to sight and record them in 1891. The aboriginal name, Gwion Gwion, for these figures comes from the Ngarinyin people. In 1996 Grahame Walsh discovered a Bradshaw painting partly covered by a fossilised Mud Wasp nest, estimated to be approximately 17,000 years old. Lavishly illustrated throughout, with hundreds of illustrations and colour plates. Item #99096

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