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Ayers Rock : its people, their beliefs and their art / Charles P. Mountford
Bib ID 2785181
Format BookBook
Author
Mountford, Charles P. (Charles Pearcy), 1890-1976
 
Description Adelaide : Rigby, 1977 
xii, 196 p. : ill., maps ; 18 cm. 
ISBN 0727002155
Series

Seal books.

Summary

Amended edition; omission of chapters on rock engraving and sacred objects from 1st edition (1965); brief survey of territorial grouping, kinship, material culture, and economic life of Pitjandjara; details of mythological associations of Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Mt Olga (Katatjuta); creation beliefs; myths concerning; animals, birds, dingo /dog, eagle, emu, lizards, material culture, plants, snakes, wallaby; see first edition for original annotation.

Notes

First published, Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1965.

Includes index.

Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this item may contain the names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions within this work which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the work was published and may now be considered offensive.

Bibliography: p. 189-190.

Subjects Australian Aborigines: Pitjantjatjara. Cultural processes. Northern Territory. Ayers Rock.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Ayers Rock.  |  Pitjantjatjara (Australian people)  |  Stories and motifs - Eagles / hawks / crows.  |  Stories and motifs - Plants.  |  Sites - Dreaming tracks.  |  Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Stories and motifs - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Technology.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Stories and motifs - Lizards / goannas.  |  Stories and motifs - Rock outcrops.  |  Stories and motifs - Snakes.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Religion - Dreaming - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Stories and motifs - Emu.  |  Stories and motifs - Dingoes / dogs.  |  Uluru/Ayers Rock (N.T.)  |  Uluru / Ayers Rock (South Central NT SG52-08)

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