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Tiwi culture and the female crocodile


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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Tiwi Islands

Jedda Puruntatameri lives and works in the community of Pirlangimpi on the Tiwi Islands and is a traditional owner of Yapilika on Melville Island. Jedda explains the meanings of her crocodile paintings and the importance of protecting and passing on cultural knowledge to Tiwi children.