National Geographic : 1949 Dec
O National Geo ralphic S( iety S When Did Aborigines Paint Chasm Island's Stenciled Hands? No one knows. Matthew Flinders saw them in 1802 when he visited this rugged isle off northern Groote Evlandt. The Arnhcm Land expedition sketched and photographed them in 1948. Here a native guide tells legends associated with them to Charles Mountford. Kodachromes by IHowell Walker * Dark Heads and Pearly Smiles Set Off Bougainvillea and Water Lilies When these girls at Groote Eylandt walk out into the bush, they often return with bunches of wild blossoms for the settlement's homestead. In this way the English superintendent and his English wife learn aboriginal names of local plants and flowering trees.