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'Jelínek J, 1987: Some Examples of Aboriginal Shelters and Fireplaces from Central Arnhem Land. Anthropologie (Brno) 25, 2: 111-113'.
Two basic types of Aboriginal shelter construction from central Arnhem Land (northern Australia) are discussed, viz., a flat-roofed shelter protecting against sunshine, and a gable-roof shelter offering more intimity for the night's sleep. The use of local material - two kinds of eucalyptus bark - is stressed. Climatic adaptations for the rainy season - the use of rock shelter and the construction of higher sleeping platforms are also mentioned. In 1969, a painted bark shelter was discovered in the Upper Wilton River area. A short description and photographic documentation of this unique find is attached.
Arnhem Land - Aboriginal shelters - Painted bark shelter

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