Purnululu (Piccaninny Gorge) by Freddy TimmsPurnululu (Piccaninny Gorge) by Freddy Timms
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Purnululu (Piccaninny Gorge)

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The Bungle Bungle Range in Purnululu National Park, located in the East Kimberleys, is one of the most extraordinary geological landmarks in Western Australia. Around Piccaninny Gorge the range is cut by deep gullies and breaks up into areas of ridges and beehive shaped domes with distinctive orange and black or grey bands. These bands are made up of sandstones and conglomerates (rocks composed of pebbles and boulders) that have been cemented together over time. In Kija, the Aboriginal language of the area, Purnululu means sandstone. The name Bungle Bungle is either a corruption of an Aboriginal name for the area or a misspelling of one of the common Kimberley grasses found here, bundle bundle grass. Piccaninny Creek, dissects these famous structures and drains the area from the torrential downpours, forming the hundred metre deep, slab-sided gorge as it cuts through the sandstone. Freddy's unique view depicts the multi coloured outcrops, and the creek, as it enters the gorge.

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Location Australia
Region Australia
Artist Freddy Timms
NWC Nation N/A
Date Created 2004
Dimensions 24 3/4" x 31"unframed 34 1/2" x 40" x 1" with custom frame
Materials & Edition Multi-plate etching edition of 99

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