Indigenous Australians – Tiwi Museum

continuing the story of my latest trip to the Tiwi Isles from 11-18 April.

Maggie Kerinaiua is translating old Tiwi stories to English - portrait by Heide Smith
Maggie Kerinaiua is translating old Tiwi stories to English.

At the Museum I meet Fiona and Magdalene Kerinaiua and the younger Joanita Tipiloura again. Fiona is busy on the computer and Maggie is translating old Tiwi stories to English. Magdalene actually featured in my 1990 book called ‘Tiwi- the life and art of Australia’s Tiwi people’. She was always at the forefront of preserving the language. Joanita will be part of the team at the Museum.

Fiona Kerinaiua working on the computer at the Tiwi Museum
Fiona Kerinaiua working on the computer at the Tiwi Museum

You can see the rest of my images of the Tiwi, dating back to my first visit in 1987 on my website

Joanita Tipiloura - one of the team at the Tiwi Museum photographed by Heide Smith
Joanita Tipiloura – one of the team at the Tiwi Museum

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