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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photographs of indigenous australians

   Photographs of Australian Aboriginals – The Tiwi Collection  Photographs of Australian Aboriginals: In July 1987, I flew to Darwin to meet the skipper of the Trisha Kate, a roll-on barge supplying isolated settlements in the Arafura Sea. The skipper was the legendary, now late, George Haritos, who knew the tricky waters around the islands like the […]

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