Experience indigenous culture in Arnhem Land, NT

Gislason, Kari (2013) Experience indigenous culture in Arnhem Land, NT. Escape, October(20).

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Abstract

A travel article about a journey to the Cobourg Peninsula, Arnhem Land.

"NOW I know I'm back,'' says our guide David McMahon as the scent of wood smoke makes its way into the 4WD. For McMahon, being back means Kakadu and Arnhem Land, and ultimately our final destination in the Northern Territory's Cobourg Peninsula. In the north, one of the first things you need to adjust is your attitude to fire. The indigenous people have long worked with it. The rangers perform controlled burns. The animals have adapted and know how to escape the flames. The smoke trail leads us down the old Jim Jim Rd, our first stretch of dirt track since leaving Darwin. Our destination is the Venture North campsite at Garig Gunak Barlu National Park...

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ID Code: 76457
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Additional Information:

The article was published in the Escape supplement of the following print media:

"Tales From An Ancient Place," Sunday Telegraph (20 October 2013): 8.
"Tales From An Ancient Place," Sunday Territorian (20 October 2013): 39.
"North Draws You Back," Courier-Mail (24 August 2013): 28.

And online at "Tales From An Ancient Place," news.com.au (20 October 2013) and "Aboriginal Art in Kakadu and Arnhem Land," news.com.au and other News Ltd sites (2 September 2013).

Keywords: Travel Writing, Creative Nonfiction, Arnhem Land, Cultural Tourism
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > PERFORMING ARTS AND CREATIVE WRITING (190400)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Current > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2013 News Ltd
Deposited On: 01 Oct 2014 00:18
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2014 02:59

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