Geneva, Switzerland: Edition Limitee, 1994. Limited edition. Hardcover. Roughly 65,000 years ago the earliest humans arrived in Australia from Timor and eventually created astonishing works of art in the Kimberley region of northwest Australia, making them perhaps the oldest paintings of human figures ever created. Called the Bradshaws after Joseph Bradshaw (who first recorded them in 1891), or the Gwion Gwion, the mystery of their creation has not been solved and has become a politically and culturally charged issue.
Grahame Walsh (1944 - 2007), the author and world's leading expert on the Bradshaws, made thousands of photographs of these sophisticated works and was commissioned by the Australian government to produce a book considered to be the finest in its field ('Australia's Greatest Rock Art') for the Bicentenary.
Large 4to, xviii, 285pp, illustrations include 99 full page color plates. Black gilt cloth. Original pictorial dust jacket with illustrations in black silhouette at front cover, title in black at white dust jacket spine. OCLC: 221613465. Trove 23687823. Fine. Item #17493