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Dream Road: A Journey of Discovery, Percy Trezise
1993, Allen & Unwin, cloth, d/j
205 pages, 51 color & 27 b/w photographs, 3 maps, biblio, index, 6-1/2" x 9-1/2"

Dream Road is the definitive work on Quinkan rock art - one of the largest and most spectacular groups of rock paintings in the world. Covering the caves and cliffs of Cape York penninsula, the paintings range in age from 5000 to over 13,000 years. In this intimate and engrossing account, one of the world's leading experts on Australian rock art recounts the history and the significance of the paintings he rediscovered over a period of many years. When Percy Trezise began his investigation he was joined by his friend the artist Dick Roughsey, a member of the Lardil tribe on Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpinteria. Through his long and close association with Roughsey and his people, Trezise learnt about the culture and history of rock artists. He was able to link the paintings with the legends behind them, making his study more thorough and complete than any work previously undertaken by a European on this subject.

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