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Dreamkeepers : a spirit-journey into Aboriginal Australia / Harvey Arden ; photographs by Harvey Arden and Mike Osborn
Bib ID 1696771
Format BookBook
Arden, Harvey
Edition 1st ed. 
Description New York : HarperCollins, c1994 
xii, 219 p., [17] p. of plates ; ill., 1 map, ports. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 0060169168 (cloth)
0060925809 (paperback)

Popular account of authors encounters with Aboriginal people and culture in the Kimberley and Great Sandy Desert; definition of Dreamtime, contemporary political background; based on conversations with Daisy Utemorrah, Ted Carlton, Jim Ward, Danny Wallace, George Wallaby, Reg Birch, Betty Johnston, Jack Rogers, Billy Oscar, Banjo Woorunmarra and David Mowaljarlai; visits to Wandjina art site, Waringarri, Mowanjum, Emu Creek, Kununurra, Balgo, Halls Creek and Yiyilu; relationship to land, parallels with native Americans; land rights; alcohol abuse; station life; mythology (eagle hawk, Billaluna region, Wandjina); mining industry; ATSIC; Christianity; law and punishment; healing; smoking ceremony; music; Pigeon (Jandamarra); Mowaljarlais Body of Australia vision.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Religion.  |  Philosophy, Australian aboriginal -- Western Australia -- Kimberley.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Culture - Relationship to land.  |  Ceremonies - Smoking ceremonies.  |  Stories and motifs - Eagles / hawks / crows.  |  Substance use - Alcohol - Availability, dry areas etc.  |  Land rights - Mining industry.  |  Music.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Art - Crafts - Advertising and marketing.  |  Art - Sand and ground design.  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  Halls Creek (WA East Kimberley SE52-10)  |  Billiluna (Central WA Tanami Desert SE52-14)  |  Kununurra (WA East Kimberley SD52-14)  |  Mowanjum (WA West Kimberley SE51-07)  |  Balgo / Wirrimanu (Central WA Tanami Desert SF52-02)  |  Great Sandy Desert (WA SE51, SF51)  |  Billiluna / Kururrungku (Central WA Tanami Desert SE52-14)
Other authors/contributors Osborn, Mike
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Dream keepers.


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