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Limmen National Park : Ngalakan, Alawa, Marra, Yanyuwa and Kurdanji country / Simon Normand 2014 ; Cultural knowledge passed on by: Roy Hammer*, Maureen Marrangulu Thompson* Topsey Riley, August Sandy*, Barney Ellaga, Hazel Farrell, Betty Roberts, Robin Rogers, Roger Rogers*, Walter Rogers, Kevin Rogers, Donald Blitner, Cherrie Daniels, Andy Lukaman Peters, Sambo Burra Burra*, Bruce Ah Won*, Wailo McKinnon, Violet Hammer, Jemimah Miller, Billie Miller, Jacob Riley, Graham Friday, Steve Barrett, Patsy Barrett, Jacky Green, Dinah Norman, Billy Coolibah, and Simon Normand
Bib ID 8170734
Format MapMap [cartographic image, sheet]
Normand, Simon, artist, compiler
Scale Scale not given (E 135°14ʹ34ʺ/S 15°04ʹ07ʺ). 
Description [Ngukurr, N.T.] : [Ngukurr Language Centre?], 2014 
1 map : inkjet print in colour on varnished canvas ; 158 x 151 cm 

Simon Normand is a sculptor, printmaker, painter, photographer, author and environmentalist. He has lived and worked with elders in southern Arnhem Land for over 25 years and has worked with Marra, Yanyuwa, Warndarrang, Nunggubuyu, Waagilak and other Elders to paint maps which show local cultural knowledge and stories for Country. His on-going cultural mapping projects in collaboration with the Ngukurr community on the Roper River document a long time love affair with the landscape of the Northern Territory and the first peoples who still intimately “hold on to” one of the most remote and unknown parts of Australia.


The map was created after consultation with Tradional owners from Borroloola, Hodgson Downs and Ngukurr and compiled for Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife. It represents the first instance of a cultural map of a National Park being produced from an Indigenous perspective.

"Note: The cultural information shown in this map of Limmen National Park began with Elders from the Gulf Region in 1996. This map should be viewed as a work in progress.".

"Dreaming sites and creation paths, Mantharrija, Manthayung, Budal, Guyal, Mambali, Murrungun"--At foot of map.

*Please note: several of the contributors to this map have passed away. Their names have been published at the request of their families.

Reproduction Reproduction of original map. Melbourne, Victoria : Simon Normand, 2020. 
Subjects Stories and motifs  |  Sites - Dreaming tracks  |  Mara / Marra people (N112) (NT SD53-11)  |  Ngalakan people (N77) (NT SE53-02)  |  Alawa people (N92) (NT SD53-10)  |  Yanyuwa / Yanuwa people (N153) (NT SE53-04)  |  Gurdanji / Kurdanji / Gudanji people (C26) (NT SE53-07)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Gulf of Carpentaria Region -- Maps.  |  Limmen National Park (North NT SD53-15)  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)  |  Limmen National Park (N.T.) -- Maps.  |  Gulf of Carpentaria Region (N.T.) -- Maps.
Time Coverage 2014 
Form/genre Thematic maps.
Other authors/contributors Northern Territory. Parks and Wildlife Service, sponsoring body


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