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Patricia Fatt

Water Rock Holes

Water Rock Holes

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Title: Water Rock Holes
Artist: Patricia Fatt
Medium: Acrylic on canvas

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Indigenous peoples are particularly renowned for their Rock Holes dreamings, Rock holes form on granite outcrops and act as natural water collection points for surface drainage. As a semi-reliable water source, rock holes played a significant role in the history and movement of people across the region.

Before the arrival of Europeans, Aboriginal people travelled across the landscape in accordance with the seasons and the availability of water. As such, knowledge of rock hole locations was crucial to survival.They were also important gathering places where Aboriginal people socialised, traded and performed ceremonies to share traditional lore and Tjukurpa (Pitjantjatjara: relates to the period when ancestral beings created the world).

Rockholes and other water sources were, and still are, constantly maintained so that the water supply remains fresh and accessible.


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