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Aboriginal Art Symbols - Resting Place

The Aboriginal symbol for a resting place is a series of concentric campsite rings traversed by trail lines.

Aboriginal Art Symbols - Resting Place

The Aboriginal art symbol for a resting place is a series of concentric rings (a campsite/waterhole) traversed by lines (the trails that link them).

  • Resting place symbols are related to campsite/waterhole symbols as they are natural sites for shelter and sustenance on the network of trails across the bush.

  • Resting places frequently appear in Aboriginal paintings that serve as a map, since a knowledge of their location is crucial to survival in the bush.

Some of the topics in our Aboriginal Art pages are illustrated with a painting that was inspired by the theme of that page. The symbols and images used to create them are taken from the sheets above which are freely available as pdf. files for you to download to help with drawing your own artworks.