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Singing the water

Oct 27, 2010 | Discuss

Singing the water

Imagine a public water supply so precious and sensitive that a single mishap or inappropriate usage could signal the end of a whole tribe. Alice Springs Historian Dick Kimber has spent decades travelling in the western desert with senior Pintubi and Warlpiri men, and last weekend took an Alice Springs audience on a tour of some of the most important waterholes in their country. He also shared some of what he had learned about the way they have managed water supplies for thousands of years in one...Read more