Who Made This Geoglyph And Also Why? – The Mystery Of The Maree Man Modern Geoglyph

The Marree Man geoglyph, carved into a desert plateau 20 years ago, portrays a 4.2-kilometer-long reproduction of a massive Aboriginal figure man brandishing a woomera (a throwing stick previously used to scatter small flocks of birds) or a boomerang.

Despite being one of the biggest geoglyphs in the world, no one has claimed responsibility for its development, and no eyewitnesses have been located. Because of their vastness and the mystery of how they got there, the red desert sands have sparked debate and speculations.

On June 26, 1998, Trec Smith, a charter pilot flying between Marree and Coober Pedy in South Australia’s far north, observed the number from the air.

The geoglyph caught Australians’ curiosity due to its enormity and the mystery surrounding its origin.

A comparison of two NASA Landsat-5 satellite pictures over Australia’s Marree Man site. The photograph on the left was shot on May 27, 1998, and displays an undisturbed desert landscape. The full Marree Man figure may be seen in the photograph on the right, which was taken over the same site on June 12, 1998.

Since its discovery in the desert around 700 kilometers north of Adelaide, the Marree Man has sparked people’s interest. Because it is too enormous to be viewed from the ground, it has acquired popularity on tourism flights. According to local media sources, Marree Man had an initial depth of roughly 35cm (14 inches) and a 28-kilometer outline.

In July 1998, the phrase “Stuart’s Giant” was used in anonymous faxes sent to the media as “Press Releases” in reference to explorer John McDouall Stuart.

A little glass jar with a satellite photograph of Marree Man, as well as a message featuring a US flag and references to the Branch Davidians and “Stuart’s Giant,” was discovered in a recently excavated trough at the site.

By December 1998, the bust’s form matched that of the Artemision bronze bust, which had been recovered from the Adriatic Sea’s depths in 1928.

The Arabana are the traditional proprietors of the ground on which Marree Man is built. Lorraine Merrick, manager of the Arabana Aboriginal Corporation, stated that its emergence in 1998 enraged some Aboriginal people who regarded it as a degradation of their territory.

Ms. Merrick, on the other hand, stated that the property’s management business was aware of Marree Man’s status as a symbol.

The work’s maker has been identified as Bardius Goldberg, a Northern Territory artist who lived in Alice Springs and died in 2002. Goldberg, who was known to be interested in producing artwork visible from space, declined to acknowledge or deny creating the image.

Dick Smith, an entrepreneur, and explorer attempted to solve the mystery a few years ago. Smith and his team created a dependable and informative website complete with contact lists, images, videos, and press clippings.

Despite much inquiry and investigation, the creators of Marree Man have remained mostly unknown, leaving Smith puzzled but not defeated. His inquiry is still ongoing, and he’s offering a $5,000 prize to anyone who can assist him in determining who developed and executed the artwork.

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