Mimi Spirit

Michael John

Oatley, Australia

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This ancient Aboriginal rock painting depicts a ‘Mimi Spirit’ with a spear thrower and a ‘dilly’ (carrying) bag.

These ‘Mimi’ are tall, thin beings, living in the rocky escarpments and are generally considered harmless. It is believed the paintings themselves were painted by Mimi Spirits, who were so thin that they could slip in and out of cracks in the rock.

This image was captured at Ubirr Art site (Obiri Rock), a heritage listed site.

Ubirr is located in the East Alligator region of Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory of Australia, and is famous for its rock art. It consists of a group of rock outcrops on the edge of the Nadab floodplain where there are several natural shelters that have a collection of Aboriginal rock paintings, some of which are many thousands of years old.

Ubirr, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia.

Mamiya ZM film camera, as is.

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