The works are from the western Arnhem land region.
The figures are Mimi spirits who live in caves because
they are so thin that the wind could break them.
They are mischievous but not malicious.
When Aboriginal people first came to northern
Australia, the Mimi taught them how to hunt and
They did the first rock paintings and taught Aboriginal
people how to paint.
The X-ray style pictures of a fish and a kangaroo are
typical of those found in in the western Arnhem land
It is thought that the tradition commenced around
2000BC and still continues. Internal organs and bone
structures are shown.