Connection to an ancient land
The Gija and Jaru people are the Traditional Custodians of Purnululu National Park. Aboriginal people have been living in the area for over 20,000 years and continue to maintain a strong connection to this ancient landscape. This country is very important and includes sites that feature rock art, hand stencils and ochre grindings.
Twenty million years of weathering have produced the eroded sandstone towers and banded beehive shaped structures of the Bungle Bungle Range.
Warmun Art Centre
Warmun Art Centre is owned was established in 1998 by the late founding members of the contemporary painting movement in Warmun such as Rover Thomas, Queenie McKenzie, Madigan Thomas and Hector Jandany. These elders recognised the need to support, maintain and promote Gija art, language and culture.