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Ngarrindjeri wurruwarrin [electronic resource] : a world that is, was, and will be / by Diane Bell.

Author/Creator:
Bell, Diane.
Publication:
North Melbourne, Australia : Spinifex Press, 1998.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (706 p.)
Edition:
1st ed.
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Subjects:
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Hindmarsh Island (S. Aust.).
Narrinyeri (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
This finely textured ethnography weaves written texts with the voices of women and men who struggle to protect their sacred sites. It provides a deeper understanding of lives profoundly affected by two centuries of colonization.
Contents:
Book Cover; Title; Copyright; Acknowledgements; Contents; List of Maps; Dedication; Prologue: Being Here; Part One: Ngarrindjeri A Distinctive Weave; 1 Weaving the World of Ngarrindjeri; 2 Shared Designs, Different Strands; 3 Singing: "Pakari Nganawi Ruwi" (Prayer song for my country); 4 Family, Friends and Other Relations; 5 A Land Alive: Embodying and Knowing the Country; 6 Signs and Sorcery: Finding Meaning in a Changing World; Part Two: The Politics of Knowledge; 7 Respecting the Rules: Oral and Written Cultures; 8 Sorting the Sources: Writing about the Lower Murray
9 Women's Beliefs, Bodies and Practices10 Sacred Orders: A weave of clans, stories and sanctions; Epilogue: Whither?; Notes; A Ngarrindjeri Time-line; Bibliography; Permissions; Index
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Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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ISBN:
1-74219-444-3
1-74219-240-8
OCLC:
476260764