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Yirawala : artist and man, Sandra Le Brun Holmes

Label
Yirawala : artist and man
Title
Yirawala
Title remainder
artist and man
Statement of responsibility
Sandra Le Brun Holmes
Creator
Subject
Summary
Introduction by Phillip Roberts; brief outline of Aboriginal life, antiquity of human occupation of Australia, origins, religious background to art, adaptation to environment, effects of European contact, social organization; (Arnhem Land) moieties, sections, marriage, breaches of marriage law, division of Labour, spirit beliefs; recounts authors first contacts with Yirawala, gives version of Maung myth, notes on cooking geese, reproduces biographical information on Lazarus Lami-Lamitaken from taped letter, Maung myths; Goulburn Is. mortuary ceremony, spirit beliefs; attitude of Yirawala to mining, prospectors and land; Gunwinggu myth on origin of didgeridoo; account of filming expedition to take Yirawala to home territory; versions of 5 myths - Lumah-lumah, the big Maraian man; Namarrgine, the birdman; Gurgurr, the moon man; Booma-booma, the big man; Namorren, the lightning man, each with reproductions of series of bark paintings with relevant notes in margin; profusely illustrated with examples of Yirawalas paintings
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Holmes, Sandra Le Brun
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  • Yirawala
  • Lamilami, Lazarus
  • Painting, Aboriginal Australian
  • Artists, Aboriginal Australians
Label
Yirawala : artist and man, Sandra Le Brun Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
M0065776
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
92 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection.
  • Copy 3 - received from Lindsay Cleland.
Isbn
9780701605827
Other physical details
ill. (pt. col).
Stock number
007731b ; 09465b
System control number
0000088
Label
Yirawala : artist and man, Sandra Le Brun Holmes
Publication
Control code
M0065776
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
92 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection.
  • Copy 3 - received from Lindsay Cleland.
Isbn
9780701605827
Other physical details
ill. (pt. col).
Stock number
007731b ; 09465b
System control number
0000088

Library Locations

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      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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