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Aboriginal culture

Connection to land

The Aboriginal communities of the Kimberley have a deep and continuing connection to the land and sea that goes back thousands of years. They are guardians of stories handed down over countless generations, and have a deep understanding of the region's landscape, plants and animals. Today, as traditional owners, many Aboriginal people are employed in roles that allow them to continue to care for their country.

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  • Colour photograph showing the steep walls of a gorge rising above calm water. A crocodile lies in shallow water in the foreground.
    Windjana Gorge (Bandilngan)
  • Spearhead flaked on both sides with serrated edges, rounded base and a sharp point at the opposite end.
    Kimberley point spearhead
  • Colour photograph showing Aboriginal art on a rock wall. Numerous faces with oversized eyes and no mouth are depicted on the rock, in shades of yellow, red, black and white.
    Rock art
  • Black and white photograph of a man sitting on a raft on a body of water.
    Mangrove raft

 

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