Australia's oldest rock painting is a kangaroo (image) University of Melbourne Share Print E-Mail Caption Traditional Owner Ian Waina inspecting a Naturalistic painting of a kangaroo, determined to be more than 12,700 years old based on the age of overlying mud wasp nests. The inset is an illustration of the painting above it. Credit Photo: Peter Veth and the Balanggarra Aboriginal Corporation, Illustration: Pauline Heaney Usage Restrictions Only in connection with research and media release Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.