The Resource Australian Aboriginal bark paintings and their mythological interpretation, v.1 : Eastern Arnhem Land

Australian Aboriginal bark paintings and their mythological interpretation, v.1 : Eastern Arnhem Land

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Australian Aboriginal bark paintings and their mythological interpretation, v.1 : Eastern Arnhem Land
Title
Australian Aboriginal bark paintings and their mythological interpretation, v.1 : Eastern Arnhem Land
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Summary
P.1-5; Historical records of paintings on bark; p.6-7; Painting materials (bark, pigments) and methods (paint preparation, fixatives, brushes); p.8-13; Purpose & function of bark painting, subjects portrayed, storage & use of sacred bark paintings, use of paintings in magic & sorcery; regional styles & their characteristics, totemic designs (ownership, use); p.14-15; Cultural background in Arnhem Land, brief outline of social organisation (clans, moieties), religious beliefs & cults, ceremonial life, mythological cycles; p.1969; Dua moiety paintings (for each painting gives size, artists name & affiliations, provenance, textual notes explaining relevant parts of cycles or myths) - Djanggawul, brief outline of myth, 27 paintings shown, ritual based on Djanggawul beings; Wagilag sisters, outline of myth, 40 paintings, ritual based on Wagilag sisters, 12 paintings featuring Wagilag rituals; Woijal (wild honey ancestral being) 10 paintings including 2 Galbu interpretations of Woijal; Wongar shark (Budmandji), 7 paintings including 3 showing shark rangga emblems; Wongar mosquito, 2 paintings showing rangga emblems; The Thunderman, 2 paintings; Bremer Island turtle hunter, 4 paintings; p.73101; Jiridja moiety paintings - Barama & Laindjung, outline of myth, 37 paintings, ritual based on Barama & Laindjung; gathering of Wongar Beings at Arnhem Bay, 10 paintings; formation of clouds, 5 paintings; Wongar dogs, 2 paintings; Wuradilagu, 3 paintings; p.105-128; Secular bark paintings procuring of food (10), death & mortuary rites (22), illustration of a story or myth (10), illustration of an actual incident (2); p.131-137; Conclusion, glossary, list of artists (portraits of eight)
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Groger-Wurm, Helen M
Series statement
  • Australian Aboriginal Studies
  • Social Anthropology series
Series volume
  • no.30
  • no.5
Target audience
adult
Label
Australian Aboriginal bark paintings and their mythological interpretation, v.1 : Eastern Arnhem Land
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
M0056261
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 139 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan, Restricted access
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Copy 3 donated by ATSIC
  • Copy 4 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
ill., maps
Stock number
8956 ; 10426b
System control number
0080313
Label
Australian Aboriginal bark paintings and their mythological interpretation, v.1 : Eastern Arnhem Land
Publication
Control code
M0056261
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xi, 139 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan, Restricted access
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Copy 3 donated by ATSIC
  • Copy 4 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
ill., maps
Stock number
8956 ; 10426b
System control number
0080313

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