icon Australian Artifacts


On October 15, 1996 ZetaTalk stated that artifacts in Australia were similar to Egyptian and Chinese pyramids, the handiword of the giant hominoids from the 12th Planet. The May/June, 1998 issue of Science Frontiers documents the atypical nature and age of these artifacts, and Exposure Magazine documented the relationship to Egyptian artifacts.

Aliens, Mystery Races, or Aborigines?
Science Frontiers, No. 117 May/June, 1998

Some of Australia's rock art - the Wandjina paintings - depicts humanoids in fulllength gowns with strange halos encircling their heads. Those favoring the "ancient astronaut" theory assure us that the Wandjina figures are those of alien visitors! The so-called Bradshaw paintings don't fit in the "alien" category but they are so interesting that we choose to reproduce on here. It raises three problems: (1) The slim, flowing human figures remind on more of the Tassili rock art found in Africa's Sahara rather than that of the Australian Aborigines; (2) The objects at the left are enigmatic and technical-looking; and (3) The symbols (?) at the top are undeciphered.

The article at hand from Antiquity does not attempt to interpet the Bradshaw art. Instead, it discusses the social factors that mold the interpretation of the Wandjina and Bradshaw paintings. When Europeans first saw these painting they were certain that their "advanced style" was far beyond the capabilities of the Aborigines (colonial prejudice). They must, therefore, be the work of "preAborigines." Today's Aborigines will have none of this condescension . "They" were the original settlers of Australia, and as such they have bona fide land and title claims. Any recognition of "pre-Aborigines" would undercut these claims.

McNiven, Ian J., and Russell, Lynette; Strange Paintings' and 'Mystery races' Kimberly Rock-Art, Diffusionism and Colonialist Constructions of Australia's Aboriginal Past, Antiquity, 71:801, 1997.

icon