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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A heavy duty 4X4 whisks me from port city Darwin to the rough, open road towards Kakadu National Park in Arnhem Land on a threehour drive.
Bill Niedjie--or "Big Bill" as he was known from his brawny younger days--was a highly respected elder of Arnhem Land.
Yirrkala was a Methodist mission established within the Arnhem Land Reserve in 1935 and run by personnel who were largely supportive of the continuance of Yohu cultural life.
Inside was a photocopy of the foundational report on the archaeology of Arnhem Land by members of the 1948 Arnhem Land Expedition (McCarthy and Setzler 1960).
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.
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.
DARWIN FESTIVAL: Get to know Australia's Northern Territory--home to the country's largest population of Aboriginal people--with new productions rooted in the cultures of Arnhem Land, Elcho Island and the Tiwi Islands.
Our annual conference will be held on Saturday and Sunday 29 and 30 May, in Nhulunbuy, a beautiful coastal town in East Arnhem Land.
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.
The largest reserve to be gazetted in this period was the Arnhem Land Reserve, declared on 14 April 1931.
This article explores the various ways in which the Yolnu of northeast Arnhem Land in Australia's Northern Territory traditionally perceive of bodies, whether corporeal or corporate.