Photos of Aboriginal Children from the Top End, Australia

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Aboriginal Children from the Top End

Happy Aboriginal children from the very top of Australian's Northern Territory. These are Burrara and Ndjébbana kids from Maningrida and Nunggubuyu kids from Numbulwar, two communities on coastal mainland Arnhem Land and the islands around there: Anindilyakwa children from Groote Eylandt and Yolngu children from Elcho Island and Milingimbi, speaking the related clan languages of Gupapuyngu and Djambarrpuyngu.

Painting with clay
Kids from Umbakumba
Boys from Umbakumba
Kids from Elcho Island
Girls of Galiwin'ku
Arnhem Land girls
Four Tiwi kids
Taking a big bite
Painted for Passion Play
Tiwi boys
Three Tiwi girls
Mother and son
Tiwi kids on the beach
After First Communion
Bubble gum
Tiwi kids at school
Tiwi boys with clay
Aspiring policeman
Young cyclist
Boy with
Finding oysters
Turtle out of its egg
Children on the beach
Numbulwar brothers
Boys from Numbulwar
Twin brothers
Yolngu children
Four boys at school
Boys on the road
Ready for
Young dancers
Football fan
Boy on a bike
Ready for a race
Excursion in the bush
Eating breakfast

To the north of Darwin are the Tiwi islands and here are Tiwi speaking kids from Bathurst Island, a former Catholic mission where traditional culture is also still celebrated. Childhood is a happy time in the tropical far north of Australia.