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This is my word = Ngay Janijirr ngank / by Magdalene Williams ; edited by Pat Torres
Bib ID 1370373
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Williams, Magdalene, -1995
 
Description Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books, 1999 
©1999 
121 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm 
ISBN 1875641475 (paperback)
Series

Kerry White collection of Australian children's books.

Summary

"A long time ago in Ngarlan, the place where Beagle Bay stands, a very strange and frightening thing happened. This was a long time before any Europeans or white people (wajbal) were around in this part of the country.... So begins a beautiful, poignant story told by Magdalene Williams of the Nyulnyul people. Although raised in the confines of Beagle Bay mission, she was constantly exposed to her traditional culture through her elders. Her account of the coming of the missionaries, and the resultant destruction of Law and culture, is interweaved with the richness and poetry of Nyulnyul stories. Ngay Janijirr Ngank is a perceptive record of the Nyulnyul of the Kimberley, exquisitely illustrated by Pat Torres with photographs by Maria Mann." - Cover.

Notes

For primary school age.

Subjects Nyulnyul (Australian people) -- Legends.  |  Nyulnyul (Australian people) -- Western Australia -- Beagle Bay Region -- History.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Beagle Bay Region -- Social life and customs.  |  Nyol-Nyol language -- Pronunciation.  |  Stories and motifs - Animals.  |  Stories and motifs - Stars.  |  Culture - Relationship to place.  |  Nyulnyul / Nyul Nyul people (K13) (WA SE51-02)  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous - Autobiographies.  |  Nyul Nyul language K13.  |  Nyulnyul / Nyul Nyul language (K13) (WA SE 51-02)  |  Beagle Bay (W.A.)  |  Beagle Bay (WA West Kimberley SE51-02)  |  West Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51)  |  Australian
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