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Tiwi plants and animals : Aboriginal flora and fauna knowledge from Bathurst and Melville Islands, northern Australia / Justin Puruntatameri ... [et al.]
Bib ID 2349599
Format BookBook
Description Darwin : Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, 2001 
192 p. : col. ill., maps ; 16 x 23 cm. 
ISBN 0724544437
072454437X
Series

Northern Territory botanical bulletin ; no. 24.

Summary

Introductory notes on Tiwi seasons, vegetation, history, language; sets out uses of plants with botanical, English and Tiwi names and photographs; photographs of birds with Latin name, English name and Tiwi name, their significance and use - includes red-tailed black cockatoo, sulphur-crested cockatoo, emerald dove, partridge pigeon, brahminy kite, brolga, crested tern, jabiru, pelican; similar for saltwater and freshwater fish;sharks and stingrays; mammals, including possum, flying fox, dingo, dugong, agile wallaby; feral animals, including buffalo, cattle, horse, pig;reptiles, including saltwater crocodile, lizards and skinks, snakes; saltwater and freshwater turtles; shellfish; crustaceans; insects; other; includes tables and discussion; includes a section titled 'Tiwi Watch' by the North Australia Quarantine Strategy (NAQS) on introduced weeds and feral animals; diseases and pests.

Notes

Includes index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Bathurst Island -- Ethnobiology.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island -- Ethnobiology.  |  Ethnobiology -- Northern Territory -- Bathurst Island.  |  Ethnobiology -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island.  |  Animals - Feral animals.  |  Environment - Climate and weather - Seasons.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Zoology.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Botany.  |  Technology - Resins and gums.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Recreation - Play - Toys.  |  Tiwi language (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Plants.  |  Material culture - Bark objects.  |  Technology - Fire - Fire making.  |  Technology - Fibre.  |  Animals.  |  Food - Bush tucker.  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)
Other authors/contributors Puruntatameri, Justin  |  Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory

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