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Stilt Shelter - Aborginal Environments Research Centre site at The University of Queensland Another barrel-vaulted, stringybark roofed shelter (found in Burara country, North Central Arnhem Land) A local name for this type of shelter translates as ‘table on stilts’. (Memmott)

Stilt Shelter - Aborginal Environments Research Centre site at The University of…

Meriam House - Aborginal Environments Research Centre site at The University of Queensland A Meriam domed house, this being a particularly large example with a central post rather than a free-spanning dome structure. The interior sometimes contained tiered sleeping platforms and storage racks, with a fireplace next to the door. (Memmott)

Meriam house of the Torres Strait Islands. Courtesy of Queensland Museum and Aboriginal Environments Research Centre.

Platform Shelter - Aborginal Environments Research Centre site at The University of Queensland An inside view from a vaulted platform type of shelter used in Arnhem Land (as well as in Cape York and parts of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria).

vaulted platform type of shelter used in Arnhem Land.after the wet season commences, the stringybark can be prised from trunks in lengths up to three metres and used to construct vaulted forms supported on ridge-poles.

Indigenous Shelter (three) - Aborginal Environments Research Centre site at The University of Queensland

Indigenous Shelter (three) - Aborginal Environments Research Centre site at The University of Queensland

A grass-clad dome from the coastal plains of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria, designed for both  wet-season use (Dec to Mar) and mosquito protection. The purpose of the small entrance is ease of  sealing, once the occupants are inside. The photo was taken near Normanton in the period 1893-1910. (Photograph: Roth.)

A grass-clad dome from the coastal plains of the southern Gulf of Carpentaria…

Aboriginal Camp - Aborginal Environments Research Centre site at The University of Queensland  The structures comprising it involve complex forms of intersecting domes. For example, the shelter on the left has an entrance porch made of a small dome attached to the main dome. The structure in the centre rear has a large internal space with at least four doorways, possibly for use by different co-wives in a polygynous marriage. (Memmott)

Blueswami - Old Photos of Australian Aborigines - Old Photos of Australian Aborigines

Indigenous Shleter (four) - Aborginal Environments Research Centre site at The University of Queensland

Indigenous Shleter (four) - Aborginal Environments Research Centre site at The University of Queensland

Digital Collections - Pictures - Rhodes, Jon, 1947- Photographs of scarred trees, Canoe trees, Dendroglyph and fish trap [picture]

Digital Collections - Pictures - Rhodes, Jon, Photographs of scarred trees, Canoe trees, Dendroglyph and fish trap [picture]

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