Banjima Culture and the Hope Downs 1 Mine

Nadia Butler, Neale Draper, Fiona Sutherland

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    The Hamersley Plateau is the home of numerous Aboriginal groups, each with distinctive customs and cultural traditions. Aboriginal peoples have occupied the region for millennia, and the current custodians of the land have inherited from their ancestors a rich and complex knowledge of the land and a dynamic system of law and culture. This chapter provides anthropological context to the Aboriginal cultures of the Hope Downs 1 area, and briefly summarises the history, customs, and mythological traditions of the local Aboriginal peoples.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRockshelter Excavations in the East Hamersley Range, Pilbara Region, Western Australia
    EditorsDawn Cropper, W. Boone Law
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherArchaeopress Archaeology
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Electronic)9781784919771
    ISBN (Print)9781784919764
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


    • Banjima Culture
    • Hope Downs 1 Mine
    • Hamersley Plateau
    • Aboriginal cultures of the Hope Downs 1 area
    • traditional Aboriginal lands
    • Martidja Banyjima (MIB) people
    • Innawonga Bunjima (IB) people
    • Banjima People Native Title Group
    • Nyiyaparli people
    • Native title


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