Crocodiles, both salt and freshwater varieties, are a part of life for people who live in the northern parts
of Australia. Indeed, during catastrophic floods earlier this year in the Northern Territory town of
Katherine, their presence floating in the main street only added to the troubles of the embattled
residents. The Crocodile has also become an essential aspect of the economy of northern Australia,
replacing the water buffalo. This new, fiscal role for the Croc contrasts with their traditional role as an
important totem for the indigneous Yolgnu (Yol-Noo) people of Arnhem Land.
Produced for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Croc was produced by Liz Willis It's part of the international documentary exchange series Crossing Boundaries.
Another picture gallery
The Crocodile Hunter
Crocodile Farms NT
The Reptiles of Australia