Australian Geographic

Kuwarddewa­rdde: The Stone Country

David Hancock, $60, available from davidhanco­


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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