Photographs of Tiwi going bush – open edition

about Photographs of Tiwi going bush: Every year during the dry-season, which runs from April to August, and particularly during the school-holidays in June and July, the Tiwi “go bush.” Whole families travel together and actually live in the bush, and survive largely off the bush. To be more accurate, families return to their “country,” that is, the country to which the father belongs. Throughout the year the men make short trips for a day or two, usually hunting for wallaby or pig; similarly the women make day trips gathering native fruits, tubas and nuts. But these dry-season trips are different, and are eagerly anticipated. If you are into bush tucker, like the Tiwi, try my book “Portrait of a People-the Tiwi of northern Australia” which 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 on 28 x 35cm archival paper, showing the title, the date the image was photographed, and are 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). To purchase online, click on the image chosen and follow the instructions
  • 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.

For more information, or to purchase larger sizes, or hire images, 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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