oi20

Tiwi

Oceaniahunter-gatherers

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The Tiwi are aboriginal people inhabiting Melville and Bathurst Islands of northern Australia. They lived independently on these islands for thousands of years, earning their living by hunting, fishing, and foraging in the bush, sea, and along the shore. Their culture and economy have been greatly influenced by the Catholic mission that was built on Bathurst Island in 1911 and by policies of the Australian government.

Identifier
oi20
Region
  • Oceania
Subregion
  • Australia
Subsistence Type
  • hunter-gatherers
Samples
Countries
  • Australia
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