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The Murranji land claim / by P. Sutton, L. Coltheart and A. McGrath
Bib ID 2187935
Format BookBook
Author
Sutton, Peter, 1946-
 
Description Darwin : Northern Land Council, 1983 
156 leaves, : ill., maps, ports. ; 30 cm. 
Summary

Includes first contacts of Mudbura and Djingili people with European exploring expeditions, overland telegraph line construction and adaptation to pastoral settlement and police work; impact of government policies in World War II army labour camps and post-war welfare administration; land relationships and social structures, sites, mythology (including bird and snake dreamings), subsistence patterns.

Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Murranji Track.  |  Land tenure -- Northern Territory -- Murranji Track.  |  Stories and motifs - Birds.  |  Habitation - Camps.  |  Transport - Road - Roads and tracks.  |  Defence - Armed forces - Veterans.  |  Mythology.  |  Stories and motifs - Snakes.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Law enforcement - Police conduct and attitudes.  |  Ceremonies.  |  Jingulu / Djingili / Jingili people (C22) (NT SE53-06)  |  Land rights - Claims, disputes, hearings.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems - Moieties.  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers.  |  Defence - World War II.  |  Language - Linguistics.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Language - Kriol - Pidgins and creoles - Torres Strait Creole.  |  Sites - Dreaming tracks.  |  Government policy - Assimilation.  |  Mudburra people (C25) (NT SE53-05)  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1851-  |  Social identity - Mixed descent.  |  Communications - Telecommunications - Telegraphy.  |  Sites - Ceremonial grounds.  |  Land rights - Pastoral industry.  |  Jingulu / Djingili / Jingili language (C22) (NT SE53-06)  |  Land rights - Crown land.  |  Occupations.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Law enforcement - Police trackers.  |  Macumba (SA Central Australia SG53-15)  |  Murranji (North NT SE53-01)  |  Newcastle Waters map area (Central NT Tanami Desert, North NT SE53-05)  |  Northern Territory - Central NT.
Other authors/contributors Coltheart, Lenore  |  McGrath, Ann  |  Northern Land Council (Australia)

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