An Arrernte domiciliary group photographed in 1896 near the present-day site of Alice Springs,
in front of a domed shelter constructed of heavy limbs and clad with grass.
(Photograph by Spencer & Gillen from Museum of Victoria and SA Museum.)
A domed shelter photographed during 1869 near Alice Springs, housing several elderly single men
at night. Also acts as an Elders' meeting place during the day for planning religious ceremonies.
(Photographed by Spencer and Gillen, courtesy of Museum Victoria and SA Museum.)
Plan of a Warlpiri birthing camp or jilimi, showing the relationship between the windbreak
used by the team of midwives and the domiciliary space where the birthing occurs.
(Adapted from Catherine Keys from an original pen drawing by Rosie Nangala Fleming in 1995.)
A four-post food storage platform in a Yankuntjatjara campt at Mimili in the Everard Range,
central northern South Australia, 1971.Food and other valuable commodities or objects were
commonly stored by placing them in the forks of tree limbs or on top of enclosed shelters,
unable to be reached by children or dogs. (Photograph copyright Peter Hamilton 1971.)