Photographs of Tiwi Village Life – open edition

about Photographs of Tiwi Village Life: The Tiwi have lived on Bathurst and Melville Islands for about 50,000 years. Until 150 years ago they lived as hunter gatherers. The Tiwi Islands were a good choice; plentiful rain and warm sun produced abundant bush tucker. The surrounding sea was a never ending source of fish, clams and mussels, and was a natural defence against preditors. Today, they buy most of their food from the village store. Tiwi children attend school or college on the islands, and when they are not at school they play. Tiwi Aussie Rules teams are feared throughout the Top End. There are many more photographs of Tiwi Village Life in “Portrait of a People”, which is still available in my bookshop, and nearly a hundred more imges in my Indigenous Australians Limited Edition Gallery.

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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