Bunjil’s Shelter: Aboriginal Art in the Grampians

We had a great long weekend in the Grampians. There was the side trip Sculpture Spotting in Ballarat, the kangaroos living behind the cottage we rented, the great Seppelt Winery Tour and then there was the hike to see Bunjil’s Shelter, an amazingly well preserved aboriginal art site.

The hike was pretty short, but the view from Bunjil’s Shelter was beautiful. According to the Grampians National Parks Website, “This short 10 minute walk leads to a rock shelter painting which illustrates the legendary hero Bunjil, the creator, who, according to the dreaming, provided all needs.

One of the most important aboriginal rock art sites in the region this site depicts Bunjil, the traditional creator of the land, and his two dingoes. Bunjil was known as a good spirit who created things as they are today and gave the tribes their law and culture.

Love, Lee

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~ by loveleeeee on June 5, 2011.

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