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 Chapter 7: Northern Monsoonal Architecture


An unusual cluster of triangular prism structures with ridge pole supports and paperbark
cladding arranged in a linear configuration of interconnecting units, Caledon Bay,
East Arnhem Land. (Photograph by D.F. Thomson. Courtesy of Mrs D.M. Thomson & Museum Victoria.)

triangular prism structures

 

A dome shelter with paperbark sheet cladding. The small entrance is to prevent the entry
of mosquitoes and rain. (Photograph by D.F. Thomson. Courtesy of Mrs D.M. Thomson.
Museum Victoria no. TPH3527.)

 paperbark shelter

 

A vaulted, stringybark-roofed shelter with two parallel ridge poles in the Cape Stewart locale.
This photograph illustrates the method of stepping into the 2-metre high platform space using
a diagonally leaning pole as a 'stairway'. (Photograph by D.F. Thomson. Courtesy of Mrs D.M.
Thomson & Museum Victoria.)