Sharing Culture

Teddy Portaminni

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.