The Resource Indigenous spirit and ghost folklore of "settled" Australia, Philip A. Clarke

Indigenous spirit and ghost folklore of "settled" Australia, Philip A. Clarke

Label
Indigenous spirit and ghost folklore of "settled" Australia
Title
Indigenous spirit and ghost folklore of "settled" Australia
Statement of responsibility
Philip A. Clarke
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Early European records of indigenous Australian mythology describe the activities of Ancestral Creators and spirits. British colonisation was intense in the southern temperate regions, which became ?settled Australia.? Here, Aboriginal mythology has undergone significant transformations in response to major social and cultural changes. Knowledge of Creation myths has declined, although contemporary Aboriginal people have maintained and developed a rich folklore centred on spirits and ghosts. While the Australian anthropological literature acknowledges the important religious dimensions of Creation myths, studies of the secularised folklore of indigenous communities living in rural and urban areas have been largely neglected. This paper investigates the roles of Australian Aboriginal mythology in recent indigenous and non-indigenous cultures within temperate Australia. " [Authors abstract]
  • Includes appropriation of Aboriginal bunyips and other spirits by local councils and others for non Aboriginal uses
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Clarke, Philip A
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Spirits
  • Mythology, Aboriginal Australian
Label
Indigenous spirit and ghost folklore of "settled" Australia, Philip A. Clarke
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Bibliography note
Bibliography : p. 153-161
Extent
p. [141] - 161
Label
Indigenous spirit and ghost folklore of "settled" Australia, Philip A. Clarke
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography : p. 153-161
Extent
p. [141] - 161

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