Tombs on Maria Island. Etched by Pillement and Duparc, after Leseur. From Péron, François and Freycinet, Louis. Voyage de découvertes aux Terres Australes: Atlas Historique. Paris, 1824. (Australian Museum Research Library). During the 1801-1802 expedition to Tasmania, Nicolas Baudin noticed that ashes or calcined bones were carefully preserved and carried about by some people ... ashes and relics being kept in little skin pouches, often hung around the neck of close relatives.
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.)