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Scientific Paper published by David M. Welch

Beeswax Rock Art in the Kimberley, Western Australia

Rock Art Research – Vol 12, No. 1

Abstract. Beeswax obtained from the hives of native bees has been pressed onto rockshelter walls in order to make various designs. This paper describes and illustrates this form of rock art in the Kimberley region. General notes on the Aboriginal uses of beeswax and the significance of the native bee to the Kimberley tribes are included.