Australians may not be able to sit on Kuta beach, but we have a front-row seat to the revelations of recent archaeology and how it is illuminated by cultural story
An elegant German couple hold themselves steady as the car moves slowly over rough ground. They are curious and observant, and it seems they have been exploring the world for decades. We are on our way to see paintings on rocks of the Laura escarpments. Steve, one of the guides from this Cape York country, steers the car along the track, picking the smoothest path. We learn about local plants and notice the areas tended by the rangers during last season’s burns, evident in healthy new shoots. We talk about grains harvested from towering grasses, and how many varieties grow across Australia.