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Title: Bush tucker knowledge
Photo No: PH0875/0043
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Photographer: Clark, Darren
Date taken: 24-Mar-2011
Place: Batchelor (N.T.)
Collection: Darren Clark Collection.
Description: Classical cultural knowledge and its transmission is very intimately related to the land. Living on country and walking over the country, experiencing the country was essential to the process of cultural-knowledge transmission. The intimate relationship with the land and environment that underpinned the traditional lifestyle is all but gone in most parts of Australia. Indigenous people's lifestyles have changed. They now live more sedentary lives in the communities, where people have jobs and kids need to attend schools etc. Also more of the people are mobile and spend more time in urban centres and working in other locations. The opportunities to live out on the country and to therefore transmit cultural knowledge have become increasingly limited. The loss of intimacy with, and experience of country, is causing a loss of culture transmission. Jeannie Gadambua is doing her best to try and share the vast amount of bush knowledge that she has acquired over a lifetime with her young grandson Kandan, and the children of Batchelor Primary School. She takes bush tucker and craft classes once a month at the local Primary School and is a highly regarded artist known for her weaving throughout the Top End.
Subject: Aboriginal peoples (Australians)
Copyright owner: Northern Territory Library.
Digital format: 3327 x 5000 pixels : 24bpp ; 49.94Mb.
File type: image/tiff.
Hardcopy format: 1 photograph : digital, col.
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