The Resource The "snake woman story" of Hemple Bay, Groote Eylandt : an Enindilyakwa legend of a tsunami in the Gulf of Carpentaria, R. L. Specht and F. D McCarthy

The "snake woman story" of Hemple Bay, Groote Eylandt : an Enindilyakwa legend of a tsunami in the Gulf of Carpentaria, R. L. Specht and F. D McCarthy

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The "snake woman story" of Hemple Bay, Groote Eylandt : an Enindilyakwa legend of a tsunami in the Gulf of Carpentaria
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The "snake woman story" of Hemple Bay, Groote Eylandt
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an Enindilyakwa legend of a tsunami in the Gulf of Carpentaria
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R. L. Specht and F. D McCarthy
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eng
Summary
Enindilyakwa informants recollection of the dreaming story of the snake woman which may have been developed to explain a puzzling collection of rock piles located at Hemple Bay in Port Langdon which are apparently linked to a tidal wave; Captain Matthew Flinders reported paintings on Chasm Island off the north-western corner of Groote Eylandt; creation of the Department of Information; Charles Mountford's expedition to study the Mimi and x-ray rock art of Arnhem Land arranged by the National Geographic Society and the Smithsonian; story informants Nangapianga and Naningarukwa from the Umbakwumba settlement; plant ecology at Hemple Bay; quartzite distribution; tropical super cyclone in the region every 2-3 centuries
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1924-
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Specht, R. L.
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no index present
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non fiction
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1905-1997
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McCarthy, Frederick D.
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  • McArthur, Margaret
  • Specht, R. L.
  • McCarthy, Frederick D.
  • Nott, Jonathan
  • American-Australian Scientific Expedition to Arnhem Land
  • Sea snakes
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The "snake woman story" of Hemple Bay, Groote Eylandt : an Enindilyakwa legend of a tsunami in the Gulf of Carpentaria, R. L. Specht and F. D McCarthy
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p. [77]-82
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The "snake woman story" of Hemple Bay, Groote Eylandt : an Enindilyakwa legend of a tsunami in the Gulf of Carpentaria, R. L. Specht and F. D McCarthy
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p. [77]-82
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