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Top End Rivers 2

Stock Photography By David C Hancock

Rivers of the Top End of northern Australia are among the largest in the continent. During the dry season they flow languidly towards the coast but during the wet season the rivers swell and often flood across the coastal plains bringing much-needed nutrients to all life. Many of the rivers such as the East and South Alligator, Katherine/Daly, Roper, Blyth, Cadell and Liverpool - rise in the Arnhem Land plateau.

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Image #1. Top End Rivers 2 Water runs over a tufa dam on the Flora River, NT

Image #2. Top End Rivers 2 The Adelaide River winds its way to the coast, Top End, NT

Image #3. Top End Rivers 2 Katherine Gorge in Nitmiluk National Park, NT

Image #4. Top End Rivers 2 Warddeken IPA - Arnhem Land - survey of rock art from the Contact Period - landscapes from air - wet season - East Alligator River

Image #5. Top End Rivers 2 Tufa dam Flora River, NT

Image #6. Top End Rivers 2 Tour boat on Katherine Gorge at sunset.

Image #7. Top End Rivers 2 Tourists look down into Katherine Gorge, Nitmiluk NP

Image #8. Top End Rivers 2 Warddeken rangers conduct a burning program on the Arnhem Land plateau: Greg Lippo (glue hat and dreds), Ted Maralngurra (hat and greyish beard), Keenan Nayinggul (black T-shirt under shirt), Ray Nadjamerreck (son of Keith, big smile), Keith Nadjamerreck (older skinny man in shorts), Jonah Djumburri (beard and black hat), Zacariah Namarnyilk (blue pants), Bernard Garnarradj (blower at rock art site and first burner)

Image #9. Top End Rivers 2 Significant rock art sites from the contact period (between Europens and Aboriginal people) in western Arnhem Land in the Warddeken IPA - stone country Arnhem Land plateau - area around Cuthbertson Falls on the Liverpool River

Image #10. Top End Rivers 2 Adelaide River floodplains - Humpty Doo Barramundi Farm where barramundi are grown for consumption around Australia. Aquaculture

Image #11. Top End Rivers 2 Mud crabbers fish for mud crabs at the mouth of the Roper River, in the Gulf of Carpentaria. The camp of Vu, Tam and Dung Nguyen on the bank of the Roper River

Image #12. Top End Rivers 2 Warddeken IPA - Arnhem Land - survey of rock art from the Contact Period - landscapes from air - Liverpool River near Havelock Falls

Image #13. Top End Rivers 2 Significant rock art sites from the contact period (between Europens and Aboriginal people) in western Arnhem Land in the Warddeken IPA - stone country Arnhem Land plateau - area around Havelock Falls on the Liverpool River

Image #14. Top End Rivers 2 Significant rock art sites from the contact period (between Europens and Aboriginal people) in western Arnhem Land in the Warddeken IPA - stone country Arnhem Land plateau - area around Cuthbertson Falls on the Liverpool River

Image #15. Top End Rivers 2 Barranundi fishers Kevin Enniss, wife Win, son Adam (light beard) and deckie Andre Felipe Moneira Cerqueira (shaved head) fish for barramundi in the Fogg Bay region of the Top End - berthed at the mouth of the Finnis River. Kevin leases a barramundi licence to commercially fish Top End waters for barra and salmon

Image #16. Top End Rivers 2 Fish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the station. Fish River - small rapids

Image #17. Top End Rivers 2 Fish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the stationFish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the station. Daly River from the air - Jaboom crossing

Image #18. Top End Rivers 2 Fish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the station

Image #19. Top End Rivers 2 Fishing the run-off on the South Alligator river with Michael Dickinson and Peter O'Sullivan

Image #20. Top End Rivers 2 Nitmiluk NP - Cicada Lodge tourism resort - tourism destination. Storm builds up over the arnhem land plateau - stone country

Image #21. Top End Rivers 2 Fish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the stationFish River is a former pastoral station that was purchased by the Indigenous Land Corporation. Indigenous rangers do much of the work on the station. Daly River from the air

Image #22. Top End Rivers 2 Aerial views of Darwin harbour and foreshore, showing areas of development near the CBD, harbour, Palmerston and rural area. Darwin harbour, East Arm port area, Mitchell Creek area, Palmerston development to CBD

Image #23. Top End Rivers 2 Nitmiluk NP - Cicada Lodge tourism resort - tourism destination- Katherine gorge

Image #24. Top End Rivers 2 Venture North tourism on Cobourg Peninsula and through Arnhem Land. The tour takes visitors to the Garik Gunak Barlu national park, Oenpelli rock art sites at Karnbalunya and Mamukala in Kakadu NP

Image #25. Top End Rivers 2 Declaration of Limmen National Park in the gulf of carpentaria country of the northern territory. NT Chief minister Paul Henderson with traditional owners - aboriginal land indigenous country. Adelaide River - aerial - cloud

Image #26. Top End Rivers 2 Doctor Dayman Steptoe travels the Top End speaking to Aboriginal people about indigenous bush medicine in a program to learn more about indigenous culture and medical practice. Fishing at dawn on the crossing at Roper Bar, Roper River Northern Territory

Image #27. Top End Rivers 2 Eucalypt, spinifex and escarpment country around Nelson Springs and Mistake Creek cattle stations, neat the Western Australian border on the Top End side. Sterling River

Image #28. Top End Rivers 2 Limmen National Park is situated on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Aerial view of country surrounding the Limmen Bight, Towns and Roper rivers, traditionally owned by the Marra Aboriginal people of the Gulf region

Image #29. Top End Rivers 2 Doctor Dayman Steptoe travels the Top End speaking to Aboriginal people about indigenous bush medicine in a program to learn more about indigenous culture and medical practice. Morning light at the crossing at Roper Bar, Roper River Northern Territory

Image #30. Top End Rivers 2 Mangrove and salt flat country in the Victoria River district in the western Top End. aerial - mouth of the Victoria River

Image #31. Top End Rivers 2 Limmen National Park is situated on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Country surrounding the Limmen Bight, Towns and Roper rivers, traditionally owned by the Marra Aboriginal people of the Gulf region. Rangers Dave Barrett (short hair) and Nicholas Fitzpatrick travel down the Limmen River

Image #32. Top End Rivers 2 Limmen National Park is situated on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Aerial view of country surrounding the Limmen Bight, Towns and Roper rivers, traditionally owned by the Marra Aboriginal people of the Gulf region

Image #33. Top End Rivers 2 The Top End of Australia during the wet season flying in a helicopter, from the floodplains around the Adelaide River to Arnhem Land near the East Aligator River. South Aligator River bridge

Image #34. Top End Rivers 2 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. Liverpool River near Maningrida

Image #35. Top End Rivers 2 Frieght arrives at the Darwin railway terminal on the line operated by the AustralAsia Railway Corporation (AARC). containers and other goods are unloaded by forklift, while mineral ore is stockpiled for export from the port which is across the harbor from the CBD

Image #36. Top End Rivers 2 Limmen National Park is situated on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, in the Top End of the Northern Territory. Aerial view of country surrounding the Limmen Bight River, traditionally owned by the Marra Aboriginal people of the Gulf region

Image #37. Top End Rivers 2 The Top End of Australia during the wet season flying in a helicopter, from the floodplains around the Adelaide River to Arnhem Land near the East Aligator River. Escarpment and sandstone country along the East Aligator River in Arnhem Land.

Image #38. Top End Rivers 2 Kalkarindji and Dargaragu communities in northern Australia with local Aboriginal people showing housing infrastructure, employment, education, health and police initiatives.

Image #39. Top End Rivers 2 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. Wet season on the Arnhem plateau, the "Stone Country".

Image #40. Top End Rivers 2 The Top End of Australia during the wet season flying in a helicopter, from the floodplains around the Adelaide River to Arnhem Land near the East Aligator River. Escarpment and sandstone country along the East Aligator River in the wet season.

 

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