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Australia's national parks [by] M. K. Morcombe
Bib ID 1966245
Format BookBook
Morcombe, Michael
Description Melbourne : Lansdowne, 1969 
232 p. illus. (part col.), maps (part col., 1 fold. col. in pocket) 31 cm. 
Invalid ISBN 70180050X

Reviews entire national park system; p.24-25; Notes presence of shell heaps on east coast of N.S.W.; Rock carvings in area from Hunter R. to Royal National Park depict animal & human figures; Muogamarra Sanctuary (w. of Pacific Hwy. between Cowan & Hawkesbury R.) contains engraving of whale feast and fishing party; p.32; Notes Warrumbungle Park once the home of the Kamilaroi, stone arrangements mark sites of initiation grounds; p.40; Gibraltar Range National Park - gives Kumbainggiri legend of waratah from Dandahra & Coonbadja Cks.; Part of Kumbainggiri lands now within Park; p.45; Nerangballum tribe formerly occupied area in Springbrook National Park; p.4850; Glassshouse Mtns. in Kabi territory, evidence of local place-names; Bunya Mtns. National Park rendezvous for tribes from many areas every 3 yrs. when heavy crops of bunya nuts matured; Carnarvon Gorge rock paintings briefly described (stencilled hands, weapons, drawings of food species & geometric designs); Notes Cathedral Cave c.2 miles upstream from art gallery; p.60-64; Ayers Rock - Mt. Olga National Park; Brief details of mythology connected with sacred sites around base belonging to Mala totem of the Uluritdja; p.72; Devils Marbles 60m. south of Tennant Ck. on Stuart Hwy.; Believed by Aborigines to be eggs of Rainbow Serpent; p.81-88; Windjana Gorge 70m. east of Derby, proposed National Park; Rock paintings depicting animals briefly noted; Gorge used as hideout by Pigeon Brief description of Wandjina & Rainbow Serpent paintings; p.92; Reproduction of bark painting by Mutitupuy from Yirrkala; p.96-97; Brief description of Arnhem Land art; Quotes Mountford Notes on X-ray style, pigments used, religious significance, examples show art from Miailli & Gunwinggu tribes; Bark paintings noted, preparation of bark sheets, pigments & brushes used; p.98-101; Edith Falls & Katherine Gorge rock paintings noted; Dreamtime heroes & mythical animals of great size; p.169; Notes presence of canoe trees at Hattah Lakes National Park; Map in end pocket shows larger Aboriginal reserves only.


Bibliography: p. 231-232.

Subjects National parks and reserves -- Australia.  |  Sites - Scarred trees - Canoe trees.  |  Ngalia / Ngalea people (C2) (SA SH52-07)  |  Gumbaynggir / Gumbainggirr people (E7) (NSW SH56-11)  |  Language - Vocabulary - Place names.  |  Sites - Geology and geomorphology.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Animal names.  |  Sites - Sacred sites.  |  Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.  |  Weapons.  |  Politics and Government - Political parties - Liberal Party / National Party.  |  Gubbi Gubbi / Kabi Kabi / Gabi Gabi people (E29) (Qld SG56-06)  |  Fishing.  |  Animals - Marine mammals - Whales.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial grounds.  |  Environment - Conservation - Conservation areas.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Art - Bark painting.  |  Art - Art motifs - Hand.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Gunwinggu / Gunwinygu / Kunwinjku people (N65) (NT SD53-02)  |  Art - Art motifs - X-Ray.  |  Art - Rock engraving.  |  Stories and motifs - Cultural heroes.  |  Gamilaraay / Gamilaroi / Kamilaroi people (D23) (NSW SH55-12)  |  Luritja / Loritja people (C7.1) (NT SG52-04)  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  Art - Art motifs - Stencil.  |  Sites - Stone arrangements.  |  Art - Drawing.  |  Art - Art motifs - Human figure.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Art - Rock painting.  |  Royal National Park (S Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Hawkesbury River area (N Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Bandilngan / Windjana Gorge (WA West Kimberley SE51-08)  |  Carnarvon Range (SW Qld SG55-07)  |  Kata Tjuta / Olgas (South Central NT SG52-08)  |  Nitmiluk / Katherine Gorge (NT Top End SD53-09)  |  Derby (WA West Kimberley SE51-07)  |  Bunya Mountains (SE Qld SG56-10)  |  Tennant Creek (Central NT SE53-14)  |  Warrumbungle Range (N NSW SH55-16)  |  Hunter River (NSW N Coast SI56-01, SH56-13)  |  Yirrkala (East Arnhem Land SD53-04)  |  Edith River (NT Top End SD53-09)  |  Uluru / Ayers Rock (South Central NT SG52-08)  |  Hattah / Kulkyne (NW Vic SI54-11)  |  Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles (Central NT SF53-02)


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