photographs of Tiwi culture


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. For more information on Open Edition and Prices: The Tiwi Collection

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


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