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The art of the Wandjina; Aboriginal cave paintings in Kimberley, Western Australia [by] I. M. Crawford
Bib ID 1023544
Format BookBook
Crawford, I. M. (Ian M.), 1935-
Description Melbourne, New York [etc.] Oxford University Press [1968] 
144 p. illus. (part col.), col. maps. 26 cm. 

Fieldwork carrried out 1962-1966; Painting techniques, hand stencils, paint application, painting baler shell, cave paintings at Mamadai restored in part; Origin of Wandjina paintings, power of Wandjinas, behaviour, rituals, conception beliefs, gifts to the Wandjinas, legend of Wodjin, description of painting at Wanalirri; Stone arrangement & battle ground Tunbai Dispersed Wandjinas, sites at Brockmans Cave, Bundjin-moro, Bunggudmana & the owl, Morol, Pindjauri, story of Wadanda at Karendjin; Sea Wandjinas, Indonesian contact, burial practices, legends of Langgi paintings; Paintings & engravings found by G. Grey; Kaiara spirits & children, weather power, sites at Chalangdal, Wurwai, Warabi, West Montalivet Is., Warangala, paintings of European sailors & ships Bigge Is.; archaic art form in Bradshaws figures, legends of Koion & grasshopper, radiocarbon dating of charcoal shows age of stone leaf-shaped spear head depicted in paintings; Kakadja painting Cape Voltaire, Djuari figures, route taken by the dead, legend of Warulu & Ungamin at Djilgu; Unusual engraving Sturt Creek; Animals in human form St. George Basin, Kuri Bay, Doubtful Bay area; Snake mythology Forrest R., Gibb R. Station, Ulu figures & ritual killings Windjina Gorge, Mt. Barnett, Djilgu; Moiety, conception & cult totems; Honey bee legend Secure Bay; Fish, lizards, animals including dingoes Oscar-Napier Ranges; Method of tree carving, boab nuts; Rock engravings Prudhoe Is. & Carpenters Gap; Gurangara figures Ord R. & Linesmans Creek Range; Future of painting, cause of damage; Methods of preservation; Bibliography; Photographer Ray Penrose.


Published in association with the Western Australian Museum.

Bibliography: p. 140-141.

Subjects Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- Kimberley Region.  |  Stories and motifs - Climate and weather.  |  Art - Art motifs - Hand.  |  Art - Subjects - Gwion Gwion figures.  |  Stories and motifs - Lizards / goannas.  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Art - Art motifs - Stencil.  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  Animals.  |  Technology - Shell - Baler shells.  |  Psychology - Cognition.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Insects - Bees.  |  Stories and motifs - Fish.  |  Dating and chronology - Carbon dating.  |  Stories and motifs - Birds.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Stories and motifs - Dingoes / dogs.  |  Economic sectors - Trades - Woodworking and joinery.  |  Art - Subjects - Contact.  |  Stories and motifs - Snakes.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Tree and platform burial.  |  Stories and motifs - Insects.  |  Reproduction - Conception.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Sites - Conservation and protection.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Insects - Grasshoppers / Locusts.  |  Sites - Stone arrangements.  |  Art - Carving and engraving - Boab nuts.  |  Ord River / Lake Argyle (WA East Kimberley SE52-02, SD52-14)  |  Prudhoe Islands (WA West Kimberley SD51-12)  |  Gibb River (WA East Kimberley SE52-01)  |  Penrose (NSW S Coast SI56-09)  |  Oscar / Napier Ranges (WA West Kimberley SE51-08, SE51-12)  |  Forrest River (WA East Kimberley SD52-09, SD52-10, SD52-14)  |  Mount Barnett (WA West Kimberley SE51-04)  |  Doubtful Bay (WA West Kimberley SE51-04)  |  Bandilngan / Windjana Gorge (WA West Kimberley SE51-08)  |  Prince Regent River (WA West Kimberley SD51-16)
Other authors/contributors Western Australian Museum


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