7 July 2006
Took a 4WD tour to Arnhemland where we saw aboriginal artists painting using traditional grass paint brushes. We then picked up an aboriginal guide, Thomson, and went to see ancient rock art dating back 30 000 years. We climbed and scrambled over, under and around rocks of the mountain and ended up having tea overlooking the wide plains below. After dropping Thomson back in town and looking at the Art Gallery we headed to a billabong for lunch. After lunch we visited an ancient spear-throwing training ground with spears still sticking out the cracks about 40m high up in a cleft in the rock face. On the way out we visited a male initiation site and a huge secluded billabong for photos. This tour is the ONLY tour allowed to go to these places as this is aboriginal land and the original owner of the tour group was initiated into the aboriginal tribe.