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Kakadu, looking after the country - the Gagudju way / Stanley Breeden and Belinda Wright
Bib ID 2080839
Format BookBook
Author
Breeden, Stanley, 1938-
 
Description Brookvale, N.S.W. : Simon & Schuster, 1989 
208 p. : col. ill., maps, ports. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 0731800206
Summary

Presentation in popular format of the environment of Kakadu National Park and the Gagudju peoples relation to it; Gagudju seasonality, social structure and mythology; imaginative reconstruction of the traditional life of the Badmardi clan, describes annual movement from escarpment to the floodplains, (includes Djuwarr, Gummungkuwuy, Burrungguy, Anbangbang, Nawulandja, Yuwenjgayay, Malangangerr and Ubirr), material culture, hunting (kangaroo, goose, flying fox and crocodile), gathering, camp life, food preparation, stone working and blade manufacture, fighting, rock painting, exchange and fire use; lives of contemporary Gadudju, includes Bluey Ilkirr preparing and painting bark and Felix Iyanuk, Big Bill Neidjie and Nipper Kaparegis traditional beliefs and custodial activities; contact history and the establishment of Kakadu National Park.

Notes

Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 207.

Subjects Natural history -- Northern Territory -- Kakadu National Park.  |  Gaagudju (Australian people)  |  Stories and motifs - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Stories and motifs - Cultural heroes.  |  Animals - Mammals - Bats / Flying foxes.  |  Stories and motifs - Devils, monsters, evil spirits, hairy men, bunyips.  |  Food - Insects.  |  Gathering - Insects.  |  Stories and motifs - Lizards / goannas.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Stories and motifs - Insects.  |  Indigenous knowledge - World view.  |  Stories and motifs - Kangaroos / Wallabies.  |  Stories and motifs - Snakes.  |  Technology - Stone - Points.  |  Religion - After death beliefs.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Settlement and contacts.  |  Daily life.  |  Environment - Conservation - Conservation areas.  |  Hunting - Kangaroo / Wallaby.  |  Animals - Birds - Ducks / Geese.  |  Environment - Climate and weather - Seasons.  |  Stories and motifs - Emu.  |  Gaagudju / Gagadju / Gagadyu people (N50) (NT SD53-01)  |  Hunting - Crocodile.  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Hunting - Birds.  |  Stories and motifs - Climate and weather.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Art - Artists - Men.  |  Stories and motifs - Crocodiles.  |  Hunting - Lizard / goanna.  |  Fishing.  |  Stories and motifs - Eagles / hawks / crows.  |  Kakadu National Park (N.T.)  |  Ubirr / Obiri (Kakadu, NT SD53-01)  |  Deaf Adder Creek / Gorge (Kakadu, NT SD53-05)  |  Malangangerr (Kakadu, NT SD53-01)  |  Nawulandja (Nourlangie, Kakadu, NT SD53-01)  |  Anbangbang (Nourlangie, Kakadu, NT SD53-01)
Other authors/contributors Wright, Belinda

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