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The Resource Ayers Rock : its people, their beliefs and their art, Charles P. Mountford

Ayers Rock : its people, their beliefs and their art, Charles P. Mountford

Label
Ayers Rock : its people, their beliefs and their art
Title
Ayers Rock
Title remainder
its people, their beliefs and their art
Statement of responsibility
Charles P. Mountford
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Study of the ecology of Ayers Rock; effect of environment on the Aborigines life and thought; Part I; Topography of rock and area, climate, fauna and flora - Pitjandjara - their implements, tribal organization; Part II; Beliefs and myths; results of the continual re-enactment and re-telling of myths of Creation and deeds of the totemic heroes (forebears of the tribe); linking of the physical features of the rock with the legends, also maintains close relationship between tribal clans; Part III; Art - 3 distinct forms found at the Rock; (i), rock engravings - distribution all over Australia; age and origin - description of designs and techniques; (ii) Art of sacred objects Kulpidji - Pitjandjara limited to few designs to express the mythical stories, therefore many meanings to each motif but resemblance found between design & subjects, e.g. concentric circles, breasts of women, waterholes, etc.; (iii) Art of Ayers Caves - secular and free - comparison with Sacred Art and art from other caves, Ngama, Lukiri Central Australia; age - change in styles techniques and pigments; description of sites in the Rock and the paintings
Cataloging source
2509
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1890-1976
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Mountford, Charles P.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • charts
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Pitjantjatjara (Australian people)
  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
  • Uluru (N.T.)
Label
Ayers Rock : its people, their beliefs and their art, Charles P. Mountford
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000005472278
Extent
xiv, 216p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 1 donated by ATSIC.
Isbn
9780207122262
Other physical details
ill., diagrs.
Label
Ayers Rock : its people, their beliefs and their art, Charles P. Mountford
Publication
Control code
000005472278
Extent
xiv, 216p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 1 donated by ATSIC.
Isbn
9780207122262
Other physical details
ill., diagrs.

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