The Talking Rocks of the Aborigines

52 mins2013

The rock art of the Australian Aborigines is the oldest evidence of human culture. However the unique cultural heritage of the Aboriginal people is in danger of being lost forever as a result of decomposition and algae infestation over the last 40,000 years.

Jürgen Steiner, a stone restorer, has tested new procedures and techniques for preserving these significant art treasures, which he has already applied successfully during two longer stays in Australia in 2008 and 2009. It was the first time he managed to restore several ancient rock paintings in the northeast of Australia, which are several thousand years old and thus save them from further decay.

The Talking Rocks of the Aborigines accompanies Jürgen Steiner on his third journey back to the Bulwai and other tribes of the Australian aborigines where he continues his project to restore and preserve ancient rock art sites.

Featuring: Jürgen Steiner