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Picture of a man leaning against a fishing spear in Kakadu National Park, Australia
April 27, 2022

Ancestral Lands

In Australia's Kakadu National Park, an Aboriginal man leans on his fishing spear and looks upon his family's traditional lands. This photo appeared in the February 1988 issue, which was devoted to Australia's bicentennial.
Photograph by Belinda Wright, Nat Geo Image Collection

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