photographs of Tiwi culture by heide smith


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.

Prices of my open edition images. Photographs are digitally printed on demand on A4 archival paper, showing the title, the date the image was photographed, and are signed by Heide. The image size will vary. The price, including free postage and GST in Australia, is $95. Contact me for overseas postage, Larger sizes are available - prices will be individually quoted.

Purchasing my limited edition images. See Limited Edition Photographs

To purchase an image: contact us on the form at the bottom of each page, including the collection and image title and ID number, or phone 0244761171.


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