Photographs of Tiwi Culture – open edition

About Photographs of Tiwi Culture: Anthropologists believe that the Tiwi, and other Aborigines, arrived in Australia from Africa at least 50,000 years ago. The bible tells us that the Earth was created in seven days, and that we are descended from Adam and Eve. The Tiwi have their own creation stories. They believe that the Tiwi Islands were created in the beginning of time, during the Parlinari, or Tiwi Creation time. The culture of the Tiwi is so dramatically different from European customs that it is impossible to describe it in just a few sentences. There is a chapter “Tiwi Culture” in my book “Portrait of a People – the Tiwi Northern Australia” which contains traditional Tiwi stories, and describes the most significant customs and beliefs.“Portrait of a People” is still available in my bookshop.

About Open Edition Images. Most images can be purchased as photographs, or as digital files for commercial use for publication or advertising.

Photographs are digitally printed on demand. There are two sizes;

  • small: printed on 28 x 35cm archival paper, showing the title, the date the image was photographed, and signed by Heide.  The image size will vary, but will usually be 20 x 25cm. The price, including free postage and GST in Australia, is $175. Contact me for overseas postage.
  • large: printed on 50 x 60cm archival paper, showing the title, the date the image was photographed, and signed by Heide.  The image size will vary, but will usually be 40 x 50cm. The price, including free postage and GST in Australia, is $675. Contact me for overseas postage.

To purchase an image: click on an image to see an enlargement, add to cart  and follow to checkout.

Digital files are only provided for specific commercial use. Rates and limitations on use will vary according to the proposed usage. Minimum charge is $220 including GST.

To hire a digital file, please use the “contact us” form at the foot of each page, listing the image title and ID number, or phone 0244761171

Viewers should be aware this collection contains references to, and images of deceased people.

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