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The Resource The ochre warriors : Peramangk culture and rock art in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Robin Coles, Richard Hunter

The ochre warriors : Peramangk culture and rock art in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Robin Coles, Richard Hunter

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The ochre warriors : Peramangk culture and rock art in the Mount Lofty Ranges
Title
The ochre warriors
Title remainder
Peramangk culture and rock art in the Mount Lofty Ranges
Statement of responsibility
Robin Coles, Richard Hunter
Title variation
Peramangk culture and rock art in the Mount Lofty Ranges
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Long before the dawn of modern white history, the Peramangk Aboriginal people inhabited the eastern Adelaide Hills. The northern Peramangk lived close to Mount Crawford and were known as the 'Tarrawata'. The Mount Barker Springs group were known as the 'Ngurlinjeri'. A splinter group of the Peramangk nation were known as the 'Merrimayanna', and lived in a semi-permanent campsite in the eastern Barossa Region. The 'Merrimayanna' were known as skilled artists who painted vivid motifs in red, yellow and white ochre. They utilized the many rock shelters in the eastern ranges to depict probable dream time stories, ceremonies and hunting scenes. Of the 69 art sites recorded so far, some can be visited with Aboriginal custodians. Only some of the 'Merrimayanna' art works have been interpreted with many other sites yet to be discovered. Covers the known history of the Peramangk and their culture, myths and legends, use of fungi and plants, and their rock art in the Mount Lofty ranges. Includes images of some of the 69 discovered rock art paintings and engravings in the Mt Lofty Ranges, the stories behind the art, and historical information on how the Peramangk people lived
Cataloging source
SALS
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Coles, Robin,
Dewey number
709.0113099423
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Hunter, Richard
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Peramangk (Australian people)
  • Rock paintings
  • Lofty, Mount, Ranges (S. Aust.)
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The ochre warriors : Peramangk culture and rock art in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Robin Coles, Richard Hunter
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Publication
Note
Based on research funded through grants administered by the Aboriginal Heritage Branch with assistance from the Peramangk Elder, the late Richard Hunter, and Isobelle Campbell (Peramangk custodian and President Mannum Aboriginal Development Committee)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. 215-219) and index
Contents
European observations of the Peramangk : the Mount Barker warrior; Intertribal conflicts -- The Peramangk culture: Methods of hunting; methods of cooking; Native foods; Peramangk use of fungi; Peramangk corroborees; Marriage customs; The practice of infanticide; The concept of death and burial practices -- Peramangk trade: Fire making implements; Possum skin fur and canoe bark; Possum skin scrapers; Quartz implements; Pirri points; Ground-edge axe heads; Ochre and quarry sites; The ngiangianmpe bond; Sorcery objects -- Legends and myths : The legend of the wanderings of Tjirbruki; The legend of Juredla the fallen giant; The legend of Ngurunderi and the two beings Waiyungari and Nepeli; Waiyungari, Nepeli and their relationship in Aboriginal mythology in the lower Murray region of South Australia; Pootpobberrie, an Aboriginal legend of South Australia -- Demons and sorcery -- Sorcerers and male initiations : sorcery and the poison revenge -- Plans of an Aboriginal uprising against the Europeans -- The decline of the Peramangk through disease -- Dispossession of Peramangk lands -- Geology and geographical area of Peramangk art sites -- Peramangk art sites in the Mount Lofty Ranges: South Para River; Kaiserstuhle, Mount McKenzie; River Marne, Saunders Creek; Mount Pleasant, Tungkillo and Monarto; Macclesfield, Kanmantoo and Mount Barker Creek; Mount Beevor; Horsnell Gully -- Art categories, sequence and regional themes in the Mount Lofty Ranges : motif categories; The rock art sequence; Regional themes; The current loss of rock art and the ageing process
Control code
000046000291
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
226 p.
Isbn
9781864765960
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps, col. ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)719364087
Label
The ochre warriors : Peramangk culture and rock art in the Mount Lofty Ranges, Robin Coles, Richard Hunter
Publication
Note
Based on research funded through grants administered by the Aboriginal Heritage Branch with assistance from the Peramangk Elder, the late Richard Hunter, and Isobelle Campbell (Peramangk custodian and President Mannum Aboriginal Development Committee)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliography (p. 215-219) and index
Contents
European observations of the Peramangk : the Mount Barker warrior; Intertribal conflicts -- The Peramangk culture: Methods of hunting; methods of cooking; Native foods; Peramangk use of fungi; Peramangk corroborees; Marriage customs; The practice of infanticide; The concept of death and burial practices -- Peramangk trade: Fire making implements; Possum skin fur and canoe bark; Possum skin scrapers; Quartz implements; Pirri points; Ground-edge axe heads; Ochre and quarry sites; The ngiangianmpe bond; Sorcery objects -- Legends and myths : The legend of the wanderings of Tjirbruki; The legend of Juredla the fallen giant; The legend of Ngurunderi and the two beings Waiyungari and Nepeli; Waiyungari, Nepeli and their relationship in Aboriginal mythology in the lower Murray region of South Australia; Pootpobberrie, an Aboriginal legend of South Australia -- Demons and sorcery -- Sorcerers and male initiations : sorcery and the poison revenge -- Plans of an Aboriginal uprising against the Europeans -- The decline of the Peramangk through disease -- Dispossession of Peramangk lands -- Geology and geographical area of Peramangk art sites -- Peramangk art sites in the Mount Lofty Ranges: South Para River; Kaiserstuhle, Mount McKenzie; River Marne, Saunders Creek; Mount Pleasant, Tungkillo and Monarto; Macclesfield, Kanmantoo and Mount Barker Creek; Mount Beevor; Horsnell Gully -- Art categories, sequence and regional themes in the Mount Lofty Ranges : motif categories; The rock art sequence; Regional themes; The current loss of rock art and the ageing process
Control code
000046000291
Dimensions
27 cm.
Extent
226 p.
Isbn
9781864765960
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), maps, col. ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)719364087

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