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-'''Indigenous Australian art''' (also known as '''Aboriginal art''') is art made by [[Indigenous Australians]], covering works that pre-date [[History of Australia before 1901#Colonization|European colonization]] as well as [[contemporary art]] by [[Indigenous Australians|Aboriginal Australians]] based on traditional culture. These have been studied in recent decades and gained increased international recognition. Aboriginal art involves a wide range of media including painting on leaves, wood carving, rock carving, sculpture, ceremonial clothing and [[sandpainting]].+'''Indigenous Australians''' are the original inhabitants of the [[Australia (continent)|Australian continent]] and nearby islands. The Aboriginal Indigenous Australians migrated from [[India]] via the "Southern Route" around 50,000 years ago, and arrived in Australia around 45,000 years ago.
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-==List of contemporary Aboriginal artists==+
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-There are many Indigenous Australian artists. Amongst the most famous are:+
-*[[Albert Namatjira]]+
-*Barbara Weir+
-*[[Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri]]+
-*[[Dorothy Napangardi]]+
-*[[Emily Kngwarreye]]+
-*[[John Mawurndjul]]+
-*[[Lin Onus]]+
-*[[Minnie Pwerle]]+
-*[[Tracey Moffat]]+
-*[[Richard Bell]]+
-*[[Rover Thomas]]+
-*[[Shane Pickett]]+
-*[[Wenten Rubuntja]]+
-*[[Yannima Tommy Watson]]+
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-==Significant sites of Aboriginal rock art==+
-*[[Bradshaws]]+
-*[[Carnarvon Gorge]]+
-*[[Kakadu National Park|Kakadu]]+
-*[[Murujuga]]+
-*[[Sydney Rock Engravings]]+
-*[[Ubirr]]+
-*[[Uluru]]+
-*[[Laura, Queensland]]+
==See also== ==See also==
-* [[Art of Australia]]+*[[Aboriginal sacred site]]
-* [[Dreaming (spirituality)|Dreaming]]+*[[Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet]]
-* [[Earth's Creation]]+*[[Australian outback literature of the 20th century]]
-* [[Geoffrey Bardon]]+*[[Australoid race]]
-* [[Hermannsburg School]]+*[[Customary Aboriginal law]]
-* [[Kluge-Ruhe Museum]]+*[[Indigenous Protected Areas]]
-* [[National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award]]+*[[List of Indigenous Peoples]]
-* [[Papunya Tula]]+*[[List of laws concerning Indigenous Australians]]
-* [[Lists of Indigenous Australians]]+*[[NAIDOC Week]]
-* [[Yolngu]]+*[[Northern Territory National Emergency Response]]
- +*[[Stronger Futures Policy]]
 +*[[Welcome to Country and Acknowledgement of Country]]
 +*[[Aboriginal sites of New South Wales]]
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Indigenous Australians are the original inhabitants of the Australian continent and nearby islands. The Aboriginal Indigenous Australians migrated from India via the "Southern Route" around 50,000 years ago, and arrived in Australia around 45,000 years ago.

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