Kare birri-ngale birri-warddeyirrikurrmeng? Dabbarrabbolk dja kare djang kurrmerrinj. Minj na-ngale ka-bengkan. Mahni kun-wardde ka-yirriyo birri-ngalkeng nawu Warddeken Rangers kore na-Warddjak kun-red bedberre.

Mahni bim na-kudji Balanda na-yuhyungki 1928 kum-wam kore Kuninjku kun-red bedberre wanjh ben-bimmey dabbarrabbolk dja kun-warddebim kore Marrngunj dja Kunumidjarda. Yi-nan korroko bimmakni la bolkkime ka-bimngarlangarlhme.

The black and white photos here were taken by Herbert Basedow in 1928 in Kuninjku country. In these images you can compare Herbert Basedow's photographs of rock art taken in Kuninjku country in 1928 with images of the same sites taken in 1998. You can see the extent of the deterioration in only 70 years. The sketch of the image at Marrngunj was made by Basedow and appeared in the Brisbane Courier Mail, September 5, 1928. For more about Basedow see:

Kaus, David. 2008. A Different Time: The Expedition Photographs of Herbert Basedow 1903-1928. Canberra: National Museum of Australia Press.

Garde, Murray and Kohen, Apolline. 2004. Putting Herbert basedow back in focus; the 1928 expedition to Arnhem Land. Australian Aboriginal Studies 1: 26-36.