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Author Puruntatameri, Justin, author

Title Tiwi plants and animals : Aboriginal flora and fauna knowledge from Bathurst and Melville Islands, northern Australia / Justin Puruntatameri ... [et al.]
Published Darwin : Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, 2001

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Description 192 pages : colour illustrations, maps ; 16 x 23 cm
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.
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Bathurst Island -- Ethnobiology
Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island -- Ethnobiology
Ethnobiology -- Northern Territory -- Bathurst Island
Ethnobiology -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island
Aborigines, Australian -- Northern Territory -- Bathurst Island -- Ethnobiology
Aborigines, Australian -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island -- Ethnobiology
Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnobiology -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island
Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnobiology -- Northern Territory -- Bathurst Island
Natural history -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island
Natural history -- Northern Territory -- Bathurst Island
Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnobiology -- Australia -- Melville Island (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Ethnobiology -- Australia -- Bathurst Island (N.T.)
Tiwi (Australian people) -- Ethnobiology
Plant names, Popular -- Australia -- Melville Island (N.T.)
Plant names, Popular -- Australia -- Bathurst Island (N.T.)
Animals -- Australia -- Melville Island (N.T.) -- Nomenclature (Popular)
Animals -- Australia -- Bathurst Island (N.T.) -- Nomenclature (Popular)
Ethnobiology -- Australia -- Melville Island (N.T.)
Ethnobiology -- Australia -- Bathurst Island (N.T.)
Genre/Form Terminology.
Author Puruntatameri, Justin
Parks and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory
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