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The Saltwater Collection

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Some material included in this collection may be subject to copyright

Brief description

The Saltwater Collection comprises 76 bark paintings by 47 Yolngu artists of north-eastern Arnhem Land, Northern Territory. The Collection details the ownership and histories of the Yolngu people and their saltwater country.

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Parts of this collection are digitised and available on the ANMM web site www.anmm.gov.au

Significance

Each artist has inherited the right to paint their area of sea country, and together the bark paintings form a comprehensive map and a legal claim of the Yolngu's saltwater country of north-east Arnhem Land. Each painting names and shows the ceremonies associated with every place; they document Yolngu culture, knowledge systems, Indigenous rights, non-European contact, animals, fishing, oceanography and climate. The barks have political and legal significance beyond their spiritual meaning.

Data time period: 1998 to 1998

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Spatial Coverage And Location

text: Arnhem Land, Australia

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