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People of the Rivermouth : the Joborr texts of Frank Gurrmanamana / Frank Gurrmanamana, Les Hiatt, Kim Mckenzie
Bib ID 199865
Format BookBook
Author
Gurrmanamana, Frank
 
Description Canberra : National Museum of Australia and Aboriginal Studies Press, 2002 
xviii, 198 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm. + 1 computer optical disc (4 3/4 in) 
ISBN 1876944080 (paperback)
Summary

This book and CD-ROM are based on 20 texts created by Frank Gurrmanamana in 1960 to explain to anthropologist Les Hiatt the protocols and etiquette of Anbarra society. They follow an imagined life from birth through boyhood, to marriage and to death. The texts are published here in Gidjingarli and English. The CD-ROM presents them in spoken form, and provides a vast body of information about the Anbarra people, their culture, history, land and environment to help us understand the complex world into which we are invited. This publication maintains the ongoing collaboration in research of Frank Burrmanamana and his family and is a unique account of traditional life, published at a time of immense social change.

Full contents
  • Introduction. Stories from the rivermouth / Kim McKenzie
  • The Joborr Texts / Frank Gurrmanamana, tranlated by Les Hiatt: Growing up; The formalities of marriage; Love's variations and vicissitudes; Men's business: ritual, trade and law; The formalities of death.
 
Notes

CD-ROM version included in pocket inside back cover .

Texts in Gidjungarli and English

Digital content preserved

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Burarra (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.  |  Maringarr -- Gidjingali language (N102) (NT SD52-11)
Other authors/contributors Hiatt, L. R. (Lester Richard), 1931-2008  |  McKenzie, Kim  |  Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies  |  National Museum of Australia

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