Trezise, Percy

Cole, Noelene (2014) Trezise, Percy. In: Smith, Claire, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer, New York, NY, USA, pp. 7376-7378.

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[Extract] Percy Trezise (1923-2005), who became a pioneer of Australian rock art research, was born in 1923 and raised in country Victoria. He trained as an RAAF pilot in World War II and after the war became a commercial pilot.

Trezise was introduced to Aboriginal rock art in 1960 when he investigated reports of rock paintings south of Laura, in a locality which came to be known as Split Rock. Thereafter, he made unofficial aerial surveys for likely rock art locations while flying over the spectacular escarpments and gorges of the vast belt of sandstone country between Cooktown and the Great Divide. He followed up these aerial observations with arduous dry-season expeditions (on foot) to the remote plateaux and escarpments to locate and record the art.

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-0426-3
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Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 04:26
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