“The art itself is not important, but the story it tells is,” says Nugal-Warra elder Willie Gordon, surveying his ancestral rock art in the hills above Hope Vale, Cooktown, tropical north Queensland.
The day is hot and humid, and I am keeping an eye out for snakes as we visit a multitude of rock sites previously inaccessible to visitors. All the while, Gordon, the archetypal story-teller, tells of an Aboriginal culture that is...
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