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Our Land is Alive: 30 Years of the Central Land Council

Our Land is Alive: 30 Years of the Central Land Council

Our Land is Alive

Our Land is Alive: 30 Years of the Central land Council was a photographic exhibition featuring highlights from the Central Land Council's archival collection.

About the exhibition

Our Land is Alive poster

The lives of the Aboriginal people of Central Australia have changed enormously during the last 30 years. In response to the many requests for images from its constituents and to celebrate its 30th birthday, the Central Land Council in Alice Springs created this photographic exhibition featuring some of the highlights from the council's archival collection.

The tour of Our Land is Alive was managed by Artback NT Arts Touring. This project was assisted by the Commonwealth Government through the Australia Council, its Arts funding body. The exhibition was produced by the Central Land Council and curated and designed by Pam Lofts.

Our Land is Alive was on show at the National Museum of Australia from 23 June to 23 July 2006 in the First Australians Focus Gallery.

Poster images

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Left (from top to bottom): Land and Country

  • Warlpiri man, Yuendumu c1954. Photo: Harry Taylor, courtesy Strehlow Research Centre.
  • Boys with Titu's donkeys near Mt Leibig 1932-1934. Photo: TGH Strehlow, courtesy Strehlow Research Centre.
  • Warlpiri babies, Yuendumu c1954. Photo: Harry Taylor, courtesy Strehlow Research Centre.
  • Spearhead
  • Landscape. Photo: Steve Strike.
  • Detail of body painting from Mt Wedge Land Claim.
  • Pintupi man Ngultjialina digging for honey ants near Mt Leibig 1932-1934. Photo: TGH Strehlow, courtesy Strehlow Research Centre.

Centre: 30 Years of the Central Land Council

  • CLC member Howard Doolan, 2003. Photo: Steve Strike.

Right (from top to bottom):Operations of the Central Land Council

  • Land Council meetings
  • The Western MacDonnell Ranges. Photo: Mike Gillam.
  • Caterpillars. Photo: Mike Gillam.
  • The late Jimidja Jungarrayi
  • Landscape. Photo: Steve Strike.

Supporters

Supporters: Central land Council, Newmont, Art Back, Australian Council of the Arts