‘The Flight of the Great Grey Kangaroo’
The Flight of the Great Grey Kangaroo is the earliest known art in the Blue Mountains, Australia. Carved into a sandstone wall at the foot of the descent below the Hawkesbury Lookout near Springwood, this remarkably well-preserved artwork records the existence of the aboriginal Daruk people. Despite preserved rock art, burial places, middens and marked trees, relatively little is known of the Daruk, although early explorers recorded a fear of Aborigines.
Martin Smith is an award winning photographer whose work includes landscape, macro, wildlife and in-studio work and who has recently expanded into shooting historical architecture, ruined buildings, and historic and pre-historic monuments and structures. His latest work has seen him travel to Australia to photograph aboriginal stone carvings and to Bulgaria to photograph the ancient city of Perperikon where human activity dates back to 5000 BC.