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Famous for its rock art, Quinkan Country contains a large and dramatic body of prehistoric rock paintings. These galleries have been identified as being at least 15000 to 30000 years old and have been included on the Australian Heritage Estate and listed by UNESCO as being among the top 10 rock art sites in the world.
People from many countries visit this remote location to view the rock art and gain some understanding of the Aboriginal stories associated with this magnificent sandstone landscape.
The ‘Giant Horse Gallery’ near Laura displays a curious addition of a large yellow horse that documents the sighting of Edmund Kennedy travelling through Kuku Thypan and Kuku Yalanji country in 1848. This juxtaposition of imagery in the landscape represents the spiritual connection to a totemic site for Aboriginal people and the exploration of the frontier by Europeans who were not yet aware of Aboriginal peoples’ inherent relationship with the land.
The views from the Giant Horse galleries combined with the sheer volume of art on display are breathtaking and a must-do experience when visiting the region.
If you would like to book for 2023, please contact our centre with the number or email below.
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Famous for its rock art, Quinkan Country contains a large and dramatic body of prehistoric rock paintings.
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
1 Peninsula Developmental RdLauraQLD 4892Australia
Giant Horse gallery depicts the early interaction between Indigenous people and white men