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Tiwi ceremonial body design / The Tiwi Islands, Australia, comprise two inhabited islands – Bathurst and Melville - and nine smaller uninhabited islands. They are located in the eastern Timor Sea 80 kilometres north of Darwin in the Northern Territory.
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Gnowee is a Wotjobaluk (Aboriginal people of south-eastern Australia) Solar Goddess whose torch is the Sun. She once a woman who lived when it was eternally dark. One day she left her little boy sleeping while she went out to dig for yams. Gnowee wandered so far that she could not find her little boy, so she climbed into the sky with her great bark torch (Sun) to get a clearer view. She still wanders the sky , lighting the whole world as she searches for her son.