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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"Yidaki." In The Didjeridu: From Arnhem Land to Internet, ed.
Macassan traders had stopped visiting Arnhem land shores by 1907 as a result of the introduction of taxes levied by the South Australian government against Macassan praus, and other actions by missionary groups.
In Elizabeth's painting "Tortoise," notice the cross-hatching or what's called dhulang and miny'tji in the eastern part of Arnhem Land and rarrk in the western areas of this region.
According to Arnhem Land tradition, Barnumbir was afraid of drowning, so she was attached to a long string held by two old women.
Expansion and elaboration of aboriginal warfare took place because rising seas flooded coastal areas of Arnhem Land about 6,000 years ago and forced inhabitants of those regions to move inland, where others already lived, the researchers argue.
Van Dijk also shows displeasure in the naming of Arnhem Land, even though it was first charted by van Coolsteerdt in the Arnhem, and his addition of the question Waarom?
In this bilingual, highly illustrated, full-colour publication, Something about emus reveals valuable ecological knowledge in a collection of essays by senior members of the Bininj Gunwok language group from Kakadu National Park and Western Arnhem Land. Something about emus goes beyond biology and ecology to encompass other culturally important domains such as the visual and verbal arts, music, ritual, and the relationships between humans and animals.
Dr Buddhi moved to Arnhem Land from Sydney in 2011 to roll out a government health program aimed at eradicating scabies among Aboriginal children.
The investigators conclude that humans from southeast Asia probably reached northern Australia about 60,000 years ago and arrived at the base of the Arnhem Land plateau a few thousand years later.
Prince Charles will be heading to the Northern Territory's Arnhem Land on Monday, April 9, for an official visit.
The movie was filmed in Gulpilil's home country of Ramingining, Arnhem Land, where it also had its premiere at an outdoor bush screening.