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Aboriginal Life

Stock Photography By David C Hancock

Aboriginal life is multi-faceted and varied. Between cultural commitments to look after country and family demands in terms of hunting and educating the young about the bush, many people spend much time away from communities. Hunting takes up time and many areas are still rich with wildlife.

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Photo Captions for Aboriginal Life

Image #1. Aboriginal Life Daly River - William Marranya is one of the best spear makers at Nauiyu community- they are used to spear fish or for hunting pigs

Image #2. Aboriginal Life Bawaka tourist area near Port Bradshaw in north eastern Arnhem Land. Traditional landowner Timmy Burarrwanga and other aboriginal men fishing in pristine waters

Image #3. Aboriginal Life Bawaka tourist area near Port Bradshaw in north eastern Arnhem Land.

Image #4. Aboriginal Life Jerry Jones (middle) and Allan Griffiths (right) traditional owners of former Bradshaw cattle station, now used for Defence purposes, talk with Brigadier Hutch Hutchinson between two boab trees, near the entrance to the station.

Image #5. Aboriginal Life Rripangu Yidaki - the family of Djalu Gurruwiwi construct yidaki musical instruments. Vernon Gurruwiwi

Image #6. Aboriginal Life Jerry Jones traditional owner of part of the former Bradshaw Station, now used for Defence purposes.

Image #7. Aboriginal Life Tiwi Islander Andre Puautijimi looks out over Hurd Bay to the Barra Base tropical fin fishery.

Image #8. Aboriginal Life Bawaka tourist area near Port Bradshaw in north eastern Arnhem Land. Traditional landowner Timmy Burarrwanga and other aboriginal men fishing in pristine waters. Photographer: David Hancock.

Image #9. Aboriginal Life Djelk Indigenous Protected Area covers 673,200 hectares of central Arnhem Land plateau country, woodlands, floodplains and coastal areas out into the Arafura Sea magpie geese in a billabong Djelk Ranger Samson Dudanga

Image #10. Aboriginal Life Aboriginal dancers celebrate the handover of the Djelk IPA, near Maningrida, NT

Image #11. Aboriginal Life The Warrdeken Indigenous Protected Area, east of kakadu NP, is a large area that has been incorporated into the National Reserve Systme of parks and reserves. It is managed by local Aboriginal people who have responsibility for looking after the area, which is rich in fauna and flora and aboriginal cultural sites. Armed with an old Russian rifle and machete, Alan Nadjamerrek goes hunting for buffalo, pigs and wallaby at Makkalarl outstation

Image #12. Aboriginal Life The Warrdeken Indigenous Protected Area, east of kakadu NP, is a large area that has been incorporated into the National Reserve Systme of parks and reserves. It is managed by local Aboriginal people who have responsibility for looking after the area, which is rich in fauna and flora and aboriginal cultural sites. Women gather water tuber - ankodjbang - in a creek running off the Arnhem Land Plateau. Mary Kalkkiwara (old lady grey hair), Carole Pamkal (dark frizzy hair red top), Merrill Namundja

Image #13. Aboriginal Life Gapuwiak - remote Aboriginal community in north-east Arnhem Land. health - ALPA store

Image #14. Aboriginal Life Djelk Indigenous Protected Area covers 673,200 hectares of central Arnhem Land plateau country, woodlands, floodplains and coastal areas out into the Arafura Sea magpie geese in a billabong Djelk Ranger Victor Rostron

Image #15. Aboriginal Life NTFL Grand Final between St Marys and Tiwi Bombers (red and Black) at Marrara Stadium Mar 13.

Image #16. Aboriginal Life The Warrdeken Indigenous Protected Area, east of kakadu NP, is a large area that has been incorporated into the National Reserve Systme of parks and reserves. It is managed by local Aboriginal people who have responsibility for looking after the area, which is rich in fauna and flora and aboriginal cultural sites . Victor Garlngarr and Barbara Guriwalwal At their home, Ngalkombarl. . Victor Garlngarr and Barbara Guriwalwal At their home, Ngalkombarl. . Victor Garlngarr and Barbara Guriwalwal

Image #17. Aboriginal Life Warddeken IPA - indigenous landowners walk across their country to reaquaint themselves with names and places. Landscape and aerials of the Arnhem Land plateau and stone country. Leon Lawrence carries his son Leshayne through the bush

Image #18. Aboriginal Life Fire workshop at Ngaliyindi in eastern Arnhem Land hosted by Gurruwiling rangers, SE Arafura rangers and traditional owners. Ngaliyindi is on the escarpment overlooking the Arafura Swamp (Gurruwiling) from the eastern side. Indigenous land management Aboriginal rangers. wetlands - women and children search the swamp for long-neck turtles. Joy Malibirr (short hair)

Image #19. Aboriginal Life Declaration of Limmen National Park in the gulf of carpentaria country of the northern territory. traditional owners - aboriginal land indigenous country

Image #20. Aboriginal Life Warddeken IPA - indigenous landowners walk across their country to reaquaint themselves with names and places. Landscape and aerials of the Arnhem Land plateau and stone country. Sylvia Ragurrk and Jamie Billis fishing for turtles

Image #21. Aboriginal Life Gurruwiling rangers, SE Arafura rangers and traditional owners. Ngaliyindi is on the escarpment overlooking the Arafura Swamp (Gurruwiling) from the eastern side. Indigenous land management Aboriginal rangers. wetlands - women and children search the swamp for long-neck turtles. Joy Malibirr (short hair), Clara Mantjanpi (grey hair) and Daisy Gaynila (dark hair, older lady)

Image #22. Aboriginal Life Gurruwiling rangers, SE Arafura rangers and traditional owners. Ngaliyindi is on the escarpment overlooking the Arafura Swamp (Gurruwiling) from the eastern side. Indigenous land management Aboriginal rangers. Peter Girrikirri and young boy

Image #23. Aboriginal Life Efforts to revive and strengthen indigenous language in central australia ivolve linguists, missionary groups and traditional aboriginal women. Women from Ti Tree prepare to cook kangaroo tails and other tucker in the river bed of the Hanson River in central Australia

Image #24. Aboriginal Life Djelk female rangers Felina Campion and Sandra Richards harvest billy goat plums (also known as kakadu plums) at the end of the wet season. The native fruit is extremely high in Vitamin C and are sold to pharmaceutical companies.

Image #25. Aboriginal Life Murphy Yunupingu with a fishing spear on the north-eastern coast of Arnhem Land.

Image #26. Aboriginal Life Efforts to revive and strengthen indigenous language in central australia ivolve linguists, missionary groups and traditional aboriginal women. Ladies from Ti Tree in the riverbed of the Hanson River - Molly Presley holds tobacco in her hand and a can of ironwood ashes that she chews with the tobacco for a "cheeky" or hot flavour - June ross (right) and Mandy Long (left)

Image #27. Aboriginal Life Warddeken IPA - Arnhem Land - survey of rock art in the Kunbambuk estate - Lachlan Jumbiri and sons Seth (older) and Oscar - at Bulurrberdno - contact art - chicken and axeman

Image #28. Aboriginal Life Warddeken IPA - Arnhem Land - survey of rock art in the Kunbambuk estate - ranger Gavin Phillips cools off in a creek

Image #29. Aboriginal Life Warddeken IPA - Arnhem Land - survey of rock art in the Kunbambuk estate - landscapes from the air

Image #30. Aboriginal Life Warddeken IPA - Arnhem Land - survey of rock art in the Kunbambuk estate - ranger Gavin Phillips cools off in a creek

Image #31. Aboriginal Life Warddeken IPA - Arnhem Land - survey of rock art in the Kunbambuk estate - the family of Randy Yirbarbuk and Tara Buckskin, grandchildren of Dean Yirbarbuk

Image #32. Aboriginal Life Yolngu women carrying children at ceremony in north-east Arnhem Land

Image #33. Aboriginal Life Aboriginal man fishes at Gove with Nabalco refinery on shore.

Image #34. Aboriginal Life Caged truck - many of which are used for transport on Aboriginal communities. indigenous transport vehicle Tiwi Milikapiti

Image #35. Aboriginal Life Aboriginal children on the beach in north-east arnhem land

Image #36. Aboriginal Life Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). An NT park managed jointly by Aboriginal owners & PWCNT. L-R: Trixie Carr Nangala, Winnie Martin Nangala, Barbara Foster Nangala & Norma Joshua Nangala - preparing for dinner in the desert

Image #37. Aboriginal Life Yolngu (north-east Arnhem Land) man fishing in the waters of Cape Arnhem, Arnhem Land.

Image #38. Aboriginal Life Handshake between Aboriginal and non-aboriginal people

Image #39. Aboriginal Life Aboriginal ladies at Karlu Karlu (Devils Marbles). .

Image #40. Aboriginal Life the Tiwi Islands in the Northern Territory. Opening of the health centre, Nguiu.

 

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