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Kunapipi : a study of an Australian Aboriginal religious cult / by Ronald M. Berndt
Bib ID 2249742
Format BookBook
Author
Berndt, Ronald M. (Ronald Murray), 1916-1990
 
Description New York : International Universities Press, 1951 
xxxi, 223 p., 17 p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm. 
Summary

Distribution of the Kunapipi cult; Yirrkala ritual and songs in text and translation; dreams recorded, native interpretation, textual transcription; sketch map showing diffusion of cult in southern, W. central Northern Territory and adjacent regions; interpretative drawings of ritual; mythological basis, Ma; ra ritual described and songs in texts and translation given in comparison; Alawa Kadjari myth and song cycle.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Religion.  |  Songs, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land.  |  Mara / Marra language (N112) (NT SD53-11)  |  Rirratjingu people (N140) (NT SD53-03)  |  Religion - Rites - Kunapipi.  |  Djarrwark language (N117) (NT SD53-02)  |  Djarrwark people (N117) (NT SD53-02)  |  Yolngu people (NT SD53)  |  Mara / Marra people (N112) (NT SD53-11)  |  Rirratjingu language (N140) (NT SD53-03)  |  Alawa language (N92) (NT SD53-10)  |  Alawa people (N92) (NT SD53-10)  |  Art - Drawing.  |  Music - Vocal.  |  Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Religious life and customs.  |  Arnhem Land (NT)  |  Northern Territory Top End (NT)

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