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The Resource Man, land & myth in North Australia : the Gunwinggu people, by Ronald M. Berndt and Catherine H. Berndt

Man, land & myth in North Australia : the Gunwinggu people, by Ronald M. Berndt and Catherine H. Berndt

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Man, land & myth in North Australia : the Gunwinggu people
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Man, land & myth in North Australia
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the Gunwinggu people
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by Ronald M. Berndt and Catherine H. Berndt
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Based on field work at Oenpelli, South Goulburn Is. & Croker Is., 1947-1968; p.1-14; Location of traditional territory on western & southwestern side of Arnhem Land Res., population statistics, history of alien contact, territorial relationship to Maung, Wuningag, Gunbalang, Nagara, Gunavidji, Gadjalibi, Djinba, Yiwadja,; p.15-29; Relationship between myths & spirit beliefs, Rainbow Snake myth & local sites; p.30-52; Seasonal variations & food resources, cooking techniques, list of sweet & bitter edible roots, tools & utensils, canoes, brief notes on weapons, quotes myths showing natural resources, food taboos; p.53-75; Patrilineal descent, territorial ties, marriage rules, exogamy, matrilineal descent (moieties & semi-moieties), table of semimoieties & associated symbols, subsections; p.76-111; Kinship terms, rules of kin behaviour, sweetheart relationships, gives list of mortuary arrangements showing roles of kin, marriage preferences, residence patterns, seasonal movements --; p.112-148; Religion, sacred myths associated with Ngaljod, Ubar, Maraiin & Kunapipi rites, detailed description of 1) Ubar, 2) Mangindjeg, 3) Lorgun, 4) Maraiin, 5) Kunapipi rituals, magic & sorcery, trading ceremonies; p.149-187; Leadership & control, mythological parallels for good & bad behaviour, life-cycle, personal names, breaches of behaviour, betrothal & elopements, unnatural death, revenge killings, conflicts & quarrels; p.188- 209; Relations with outside world as seen in language & vocabulary, rock & cave paintings (X-ray & mimi styles), bark paintings (western Arnhem Land style), Gunwinggu & Maung speech contrasts, changes resulting from assimilation policies,; missionary work; p.210-236; Social identification, relationships between man & land, man & man, man & myth; Appendix I - List of Gunmugugur territorial units with native names & approximate locations; Appendix II - Terms of reference Appendix III Tribal or language names in Gunwinggu perspective; glossary of main Gunwinggu terms in text (c.140 terms); plates include portraits of Gunwinggu people, landscape near Oenpelli, Ubar, Maraiin & Kunapipi rituals, bark paintings of mythological subjects with details of associated myths, dates & names of artists, maps include Aboriginal maps of sacred sites in Gurudjmug, Gumadir & Margulidjban areas, tribal territories in western Arnhem Land
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1916-1990
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Berndt, Ronald M.
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1918-1994
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Berndt, Catherine H.
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Man, land & myth in North Australia : the Gunwinggu people, by Ronald M. Berndt and Catherine H. Berndt
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Bibliography: p. 248-252
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M0033216
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23 cm.
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xviii, 262 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
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9780725400118
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ill., maps
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6919, 7266, 12268
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0056641
Label
Man, land & myth in North Australia : the Gunwinggu people, by Ronald M. Berndt and Catherine H. Berndt
Publication
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p. 248-252
Control code
M0033216
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 262 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 3 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Isbn
9780725400118
Other physical details
ill., maps
Stock number
6919, 7266, 12268
System control number
0056641

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