Arnhem Land


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Arnhem Land,

37,100 sq mi (96,089 sq km), N Northern Territory, Australia, on a wide peninsula W of the Gulf of Carpentaria. The great majority of the region belongs to the Arnhem Land Aboriginal Reserve, the largest aboriginal reservation in Australia. Kakadu National Park adjoins the reservation and draws a large number of tourists to its natural beauty and remarkable collection of aboriginal rock art. To the S lies the Beswick Aboriginal Reserve. Bauxite is mined in the area.

Arnhem Land

a region of N Australia in the N Northern Territory, large areas of which are reserved for native Australians
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The grants we've announced today will assist Arnhem Land tourism operators expand and enhance the range of tourism experiences on offer, which means more money flowing through the local economy and more jobs for local people.
The semester-long exhibition Little paintings, big stories: gossip songs of Western Arnhem Land and its associated public programs held at The University of Western Australia were designed to appeal to as wide an audience as possible, drawing on an array of materials in the Berndt Museum collections--bark paintings, carvings, fibre-bound sculptures, sound recordings, photographs, musical instruments and archival papers, including correspondence and publications relating to Catherine and Ronald Berndt's early fieldwork activities conducted on the Goulburn Islands and in neighbouring areas of Western Arnhem Land.
Gifted to the University of Virginia in 1997, the Kluge-Ruhe collection is today strongest in contemporary works from Arnhem Land and the Western Deserts of Australia.
Close inspection shows how much, as in all Dynamic style images, the technology, modes of dress and hairstyle differ from the culture of later Arnhem Land societies.
How would they know what was authentic if they didn't have a family from Arnhem Land to refer to and learn from?
The second episode of 'Freddie Flintoff Goes Wild', featuring Arnhem Land, Tanzania, Borneo and Canada, will be aired on The Discovery Channel on Wednesday.
Ngipi" is an Aboriginal word from Australia's Arnhem Land, meaning "Shell" and according to Ron Skeoch, “our Ngipi software provides new businesses with a protective shell made of key project data and vital information on liquidity and profitability.
The East Arnhem Shire Council, Northern Territory Library and other providers' have formed a partnership to deliver library services, promote reading and increase literacy and school readiness for indigenous people in Australia's Northern Territory remote areas of Northern Arnhem Land.
3-9, 2011, under the auspices of World Expeditions through remote Aboriginal communities in Arnhem Land (far north Australia) for an immersion in traditional Yolngu Aboriginal knowledge of the land, sea and animals.
Among them is a cliff-dwelling boronia, a form previously unknown in the Kimberley but known in Arnhem Land and Kakadu.
Rio Tinto Alcan will be investigated by the Northern Territory Government over an industrial spill on one of its alumina mine and refinery on east Arnhem Land coast.
In 1969 it became a surprise number one for entertainer Rolf Harris who briefly visited folk musician Ted Egan during a tour of Arnhem Land in Australia.