Kuward­de­wardde: The Stone Coun­try

David Han­cock, $60, avail­able from david­han­cock­photo.com.au

Australian Geographic - - The List -

IN HIS NEW BOOK, David Han­cock (who wrote and pho­tographed our story about seafood in Arn­hem Land, see page 44) lov­ingly doc­u­ments the Arn­hem Land Plateau, an an­cient sand­stone table­land riven by gul­lies and wa­ter­falls. The re­gion has been home to the Bin­inj Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple, who know it as Kuward­de­wardde, for 65,000 years. Han­cock worked closely with Indige­nous peo­ple for 10 years to cre­ate this book, a re­mark­able in­sight to a re­mote, rugged and largely pris­tine en­vi­ron­ment pop­u­lated by re­source­ful, re­silient peo­ple.

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