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Seed of the coolibah : a history of the Yandruwandha and Yawarrawarrka people / H.M. Tolcher
Bib ID 2413267
Format BookBook
Author
Tolcher, H. M. (Helen Mary), 1928-
 
Printer (Adelaide : Openbook Print)
Description [Linden Park, S. Aust.]: H.M. Tolcher, 2003 
168 pages : illustrations (some col.), maps, portraits ; 29 cm. 
ISBN 0646421824
Summary

History of Yandruwandha and Yawarrawarrka people, originally from the area around Innamincka and the Cooper and Strzelecki Creeks; people scattered across Australia within a century of arrival of Europeans; pre contact background, including geography and climate; observations made by Europeans during early contacts; tools, utensils, decorations, food, toys, toas etc; walking the country; trade; dreaming; social and religious organisation and life; first contact Charles Sturt, 1845; contacts included Burke and Wills expedition, 1860-61 and care of John King; missionaries, then settlers moved into area in eighteen sixties, followed by government representatives such as police; relationships and conflicts with Europeans; effects of settlement on living standards; provision of rations; living on the stations; difficulties with European laws; Aboriginal police trackers; 1890's drought effects on all of the region's people and aid provided; treatment of Aboriginal people and part Aboriginal children including Tilly Rigney (nee Hale); health; looks at facts and fantasy in reports of massacres; argues that despite instances of killing, dietary, social, medical etc. problems and loss of land, culture and way of life responsible for population decline; health provision such as Australian Inland Mission nursing home at Innamincka, Border Nurses, Beltana Pastoral Company nurse and establishment of Flying Doctor Service; despite scattering of the people culture not lost; land claims; negotiated agreements.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Yawarawarga (Australian people)  |  Yandruwandha (Australian people)  |  Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia -- Innamincka Region.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry.  |  Yandruwantha / Yandruwandha people (L18) (SA SH54-02)  |  Art - Toas.  |  Land rights - Mining industry.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Settlement and contacts - Settlers.  |  Technology - Tools.  |  Religion.  |  Trade and exchange - Trade routes.  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Food.  |  Yawarawarka people (L23) (SA SG54-10)  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Land rights - Claims, disputes, hearings.  |  Law enforcement - Police trackers.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Native title - Claims.  |  Native title - Agreements.  |  Social organisation.  |  Innamincka Region (S.A.) -- History.  |  Cooper Creek (Qld Far West SG54, NE SA SH54)  |  Coongie (NE SA SG54-14)  |  Innamincka (NE SA SG54-14)  |  Nappa Merrie (SW Qld SG54-15)
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