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The goddess and the Moon Man : the sacred art of the Tiwi Aborigines / Sandra Le Brun Holmes
Bib ID 2630930
Format BookBook
Author
Holmes, Sandra Le Brun
 
Description Roseville East, NSW : Craftsman House, c1995 
152 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm. 
ISBN 9766410232
Summary

The story of how man became mortal unfolds in the beautiful and dramatic story of the Tiwi Pukamani ceremony. It is illustrated with the magnificent sculptures, grave posts and bark paintings that in the absence of a written language preserved and perpetuated the ancient customs and religion of the Tiwi people of Melville Island.

Full contents
  • Introduction: Land of the Tiwi
  • Ch. 1. Murantawi: The Coming of the White Man
  • Ch. 2. Tiwi Teachers: Learning Their Ways
  • Ch. 3. Tiwi Elders of High Degree
  • Ch. 4. Alie's Story: How Man Became Mortal
  • Ch. 5. Islands of the Gods
  • Ch. 6. The Stone Relic
  • Ch. 7. For Love of Tipalamow
  • Ch. 8. Something Saved from the Wreck
  • Ch. 9. Pukamani for a Woman
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 146-147) and index.

Subjects Tiwi (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.  |  Art, Tiwi (Australia).  |  Tiwi (Australian people) -- Rites and ceremonies.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Art - Painting - Bark.  |  Stories and motifs - Moon.  |  Ceremonies.  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles.  |  Mining industry - Sand.  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)  |  Tiwi Islands (NT SC52-15, SC52-16)  |  Melville Island / Yermalner (NT SC52-16)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)
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