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Aboriginal Art Symbols - Waterhole / Campsite

 

Aboriginal Art Symbols - Waterhole / Campsite

Aboriginal Art Symbols - Waterhole / Campsite

  • The Aboriginal art symbol for a waterhole or campsite is a series of concentric rings.
  • Waterholes are the principal source of life in the outback and form sacred sites where people meet for physical and spiritual sustenance.
  • The meaning of some symbols are constant across different groups and territories while others can vary. The rings of this symbol may be read as a waterhole by some groups or as a campsite or rockhole by others.
  • Color can play an important part in the interpretation of symbols. For example, the use of blue dots in this symbol would emphasise that the icon is a waterhole.
  • A variation of this symbol uses a spiral to suggest a revolving current of water.

 

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