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Quinkan country : adventures in search of Aboriginal cave paintings in Cape York, P.J. Trezise

Label
Quinkan country : adventures in search of Aboriginal cave paintings in Cape York
Title
Quinkan country
Title remainder
adventures in search of Aboriginal cave paintings in Cape York
Statement of responsibility
P.J. Trezise
Creator
Subject
Summary
Chap.1; Laura; early history; visit to Jack River (Gugu-Warra tribe), description of paintings in rock-shelter (Platform Gallery); galleries at Red Bluff; Chap.2; The Dig; Laura River, paintings, artefacts (hammer stones, hand-chopper & ochre material; Mushroom Rock gallery; legends of Woolcooldin (Noble Island & Shebas Breast (N.W. Cooktown); Bin Bin (thunderstorm), the moon & others; Chap.3; The Land of Legends; Bull Creek paintings; a Gugu-Imudji myth and others; paintings in Williams Creek shelters; Chap.4; The Old men; legends relating to the dingo, rainbow serpent (Gugu-Yalanji), comparison with Lardil version (few words given with translation); the echidna; the bandicoot & curlew; notes on sorcery paintings; kangaroo hunting magic; rock wallaby legend and many others; Chap.5; Willy and the Quinkans; life after death beliefs (Olcoola people); details of Quinkan beliefs and legends; Chap.6; The Willy-Wagtail and other Men; galleries (Mushroom Rock), legends; Chap.7; Sorcery versus snider rifles; chronological sequence of art styles; series of engravings on flat slabs on bed of Laura River; Chap.8; Emu and Pig galleries; Ginger Creek; the Woolston Gallery; visit to Lardil people on small island of Lungu-Narngi, secret language Damin taped; Chap; 9 Where Quinkans Dwell; stories of the Quinkans, paintings near Umbrella Tree galleries, engravings examined; Culture Hero Gallery; Chap.l0; Black Renegades; man of OcoCarnigal tribe, possibly group of Gugu-Warra; Mun Gin Creek site; Appendix; The Travels of Marnbil, the origin of Baralkea and Wallaby Island; throughout book detailed descriptions are given of all galleries; maps show route of legends demonstrating that Aboriginal migration first occurred from the west; approx. tribal locations & art sites; George Pegus (Gugu-Yalanji), Dick Roughsey (Lardil), Willy Long (Oekula) accompanied author on journeys
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Trezise, Percy
Date time place
[l969]
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  • Rock paintings
  • Art, Aboriginal Australian
Label
Quinkan country : adventures in search of Aboriginal cave paintings in Cape York, P.J. Trezise
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Publication
Note
Maps as endpapers
Control code
M0053390
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
154 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
col. ill., map
Stock number
6189
System control number
0076460
Label
Quinkan country : adventures in search of Aboriginal cave paintings in Cape York, P.J. Trezise
Publication
Note
Maps as endpapers
Control code
M0053390
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
154 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
col. ill., map
Stock number
6189
System control number
0076460

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