Ardent Indigenous Australian Women – Part 6

Ardent Indigenous Australian Women – Part 6Beach Combing Tiwi Style  Part 6 of a series of portraits of Ardent Indigenous Australian Women by photographer Heide Smith. After an hour on various dirt tracks, we arrive at the open Timor sea. The sun comes up suddenly, harsh and hot. The glare from the white sand hurts my […]

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Ardent Indigenous Australian Women – Part 5

Ardent Indigenous Australian Women – Part 5Visiting my Tiwi Friends at Milikapiti Polly Miller Mungatopi at Milikapiti 1988 Part 5 of a series of portraits of Ardent Indigenous Australian Women  by photographer Heide Smith. Polly Miller Mungatopi: The sea is calm and gently laps at the roots of the pandanus and the mangroves. My feet scrape through […]

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Ardent Indigenous Australian Women – Part 4

Ardent Indigenous Australian Women – Part 4Tiwi Dream Time Stories One image from the Sunset Story Series, was used as the Cover Photograph for the “Bringing them home” report for the “National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Children from Their Families”, in 1997. Part 4 of a series of portraits of Ardent […]

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Argent Indigenous Australian Women 3

Women of ParuPart 3 of a series of portraits of Ardent Indigenous Australian Women by photographer Heide Smith. Marjorie Wonnamirri  Paru Melville Island 1987 – portrait by Heide Smith Paru is a small place on the west coast of Bathurst Island, just over the Apsley straight from Nguiu – now called Wurrumiyanga –  on Melville Island. It […]

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Ardent Indigenous Australian Women

Ardent Indigenous Australian Women A series of portraits of strong Tiwi Women by photographer Heide Smith.  Off to Tarantippi Beach 1987 I recently made a promise on Facebook to show some of the portraits from my collection of Strong Tiwi Women. It’s called “Ardent Indigenous Australian Women”, and this is the first post.It was ‘Dry Season’  […]

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Richard Neville

Richard Neville 1941-2016 Australian writer, social commentator, editor of Oz in the 1960s-70s, an irreverent, radical counter culture magazine. I took these shots at the National Press Club Canberra, where I was the “photographer in residence”, on 15 March 1994. I remember that he had a wicked sense of humour and that he was a […]

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