Murujuga, Western Australia

giant kangaroo

Language Points

Guugu Yimithirr

Among the many Murujuga petroglyphs (rock carvings), some people think there are representations of giant kangaroos. The animal’s tail is represented as much wider than the tail of today’s kangaroos. Some people think the lines that have been drawn around the animal in this rock engraving might be spears, others think they might be part of ritual practices.

There are engravings that people think are thylacines at Murujuga too.

English

Among the many Murujuga petroglyphs (rock carvings), some people think there are representations of giant kangaroos. The animal’s tail is represented as much wider than the tail of today’s kangaroos. Some people think the lines that have been drawn around the animal in this rock engraving might be spears, others think they might be part of ritual practices.

There are engravings that people think are thylacines at Murujuga too.