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Arnhem Land and Tiwi Islands


On this part of our Web site you can find information or links to pages on the site about:

  • communities and places in Arnhem Land and the Tiwi Islands
  • seasons in the "Top End" (Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land)
  • Yolngu art and ceremony from north east Arnhem Land

Arnhem Land map

Communities and Places

Selected communities or places that are of outstanding interest and relevance to Aboriginal art are:

Seasons in the Top End

Each month we bring you scenes and description from western Arnhem Land or other parts of the Top End (Tiwi Islands and Arnhem Land) - showing the country, bush food, and other aspects of Aboriginal life:

Kurrajong flowers
Red kurrajong flowers
Bark from the kurrajong tree is used by Aboriginal people of Arnhem Land to make fibre string and ropes. These can then be made into a variety of useful objects including baskets and belts.


Yolngu Art and Ceremony

The Yolngu of north east Arnhem Land are amongst the most powerful and culturally committed of Australia's indigenous nations. For more on the patterns, symbols and designs of Yolngu art, read the article by Jennifer Isaacs.


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