An interest in Aboriginal rock art has been slowly emerging after we borrowed some books from our local library to read about Kakadu, where some rock art is located. Some of our most favourite picture books have been written about Kakadu, the traditional owners and their culture. These books help tell the story of Kakadu, the seasons, the people, their culture, their history and their way of life. Our favourite books include:
- My Home in Kakadu by Jane Christophersen
- Walking with the Seasons in Kakadu by Diane Lucas
- Waterlilies by Dianne Lucas
- Kakadu Calling: Stories for Kids by Jane Christophersen
- Big Rain Coming by Katrina Germein
- Growing up in Kakadu, Australia by Belinda Wright
- Jamboree Storytime : Kakadu Jack
- Kakadu People by Baldwin Spencer
- Crocodile River by Diana Lawrenson
- Welcome to My Country by Laklak Burarrwanga
Documentary about Kakadu
As the interest grew, my son came across this fantastic documentary about Kakadu that we watched. This documentary takes you through twelve months of the life and death, extreme weather changes, the amazing animals and people who are lucky enough to call Kakadu home. It gives you a deep insight into the traditional owners who work together with the park rangers in order to keep the magic of Kakadu alive. This documentary can be viewed in full on You Tube; Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3 and Episode 4. A Kakadu Study Guide is also available as a free download.
The most visited Aboriginal Rock Art galleries in Kakadu are Nourlangie, Nanguluwur and Ubirr and we were lucky enough to visit Ubirr while we were there.
Not only were the ancient rock paintings around Ubirr rock just amazing to see but when you reach the top of the rocky outlook, you get this incredible view of Kakadu. You can’t help but be taken away by the beauty and vastness of this land.