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Australian Aboriginal paintings in western and central Arnhem Land : temporal sequences and elements of style in Cadell River and Deaf Adder Creek art / E.J. Brandl
Bib ID 1699628
Format BookBook
Brandl, E. J. (Eric Joseph)
Description Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1973 
214 p. : chiefly ill., maps, plates (1 col.) ; 37 cm. 
ISBN 0855750294

Australian aboriginal studies ; no. 52.

Prehistory and material culture series ; no. 9.


p.1-36; Brief outline of country in Deaf Adder Creek & Cadell River area, first alien contacts, rock art as records of the past (present impossibility of dating), later alien visitors; Cadell River - lists locations with brief descriptions, figures 6-12 & bark paintings showing X - ray styles, figures 1374, types of brush, storage of clay pigment, mural painted at Bamyili, sacred Maraian objects; p.3770; Aboriginal (Ngalgbon/Rembarnga) informants biographical information; figures 75-155, including comparative styles of boomerangs & spears depicted, depiction of footprints; p.71-104; Data collection and processing (conversion of field drawings to line drawings, methods of obtaining meanings from informants; figures 156-241; p.105-164; Painting materials, pigments and techniques (bark, brushes, fixatives, pigments - names, sources, other colours, ritual classification), plates I-LIV; p.165-170; Conventions of style (Mimi art associated with the past); perspective, symbolic representations; main styles, characteristics of 1) Mimi art, 2) X - ray art, attempt to classify art into 4 types; p.171178; Temporal sequences, lack of reliable dating methods, relative age, changes in symbolistic representation, early Mimi art, late Mimi art, transition from Mimi art to X - ray art; p.179-182; Spirit beings & mytho - totemic motifs; p.183-187; Cadell River art - places and affinities, phases of style, general description of the area & the site locations, similarities in style with Kimberley art; p.188-205; Documentation for plates & text figures; p.206-207; Glossary of Aboriginal terms (mainly Djauan, Gunwinggu, Maielli, Ngalgbon, Rembarnga & Tiwi)



Includes glossary.

Bibliography: p. 208-209.

Subjects Aborigines. Rock paintings & bark paintings. Northern Territory. Cadell River region & Deaf Adder Creek region. Illustrations  |  Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Deaf Adder Creek Region.  |  Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Pictorial works.  |  Stories and motifs - Mythological beings.  |  Jawoyn people (N57) (NT SD53-09)  |  Rembarrnga people (N73) (NT SD53-06)  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Gunwinggu / Gunwinygu / Kunwinjku people (N65) (NT SD53-02)  |  Art - Mural and street art.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Language - Vocabulary.  |  Gunwinggu / Gunwinygu / Kunwinjku language (N65) (NT SD53-02)  |  Art - Art motifs - X-Ray.  |  Ngalkbun people (N76) (NT SD53-06)  |  Art - Rock art - Dating and attribution.  |  Settlement and contacts - Macassans and Indonesians.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Art - Subjects - Dynamic figures / Mimi.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Art - Art motifs - Track and footprint.  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Mayali / Mayawarli people (N44) (NT SD53-01)  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Tiwi Islands (NT SC52-15, SC52-16)  |  West Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51)  |  Barunga / Bamyili (NT Top End Upper Roper SD53-09)  |  Deaf Adder Creek / Gorge (Kakadu, NT SD53-05)  |  Cadell River (Central Arnhem Land SD53-02)


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