Non-Aboriginal people are learning about the world’s most ancient culture in a very Australian way – in a bush camp.
Tarntipi Homelands Aboriginal Corporation has set up a simple but comfortable camp on Bathurst Island. People who go to the island to work – teachers, doctors, public servants, contractors and managers, plus tourists, academics and students – can stay at the camp for one or two nights to learn about Tiwi culture.
The bush camp is the brainchild of Traditional Owner Teddy Portaminni. “Tarntipi is a place where my family lived long ago and my ancestors are buried there,” he says.
To read more, see the article in the latest Territory Q magazine.