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Yumbulyumbulmantha Ki-Awarawu, All Kinds of Things from Country : Yanyuwa Ethnobiological Classification / John Bradley ... [et al.]
Bib ID 3703412
Format BookBook
Description Brisbane, Qld. : Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, 2006 
viii, 174 p. : map ; 30 cm. 
ISBN 1864998261
Series

Research report series (University of Queensland. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit) ; no. 6

Summary

This book explores Yanyuwa ways of understanding and classifying their environment. This volume argues that classification is a contextual act based on factors as diverse as authority, utility, kinship, ecology, aesthetics, ownership and religion.

Full contents
  • Ch. 1: Introduction: All kinds of things from Country
  • Ch. 2: Learning about the Living Things
  • Ch. 3: Yanyuwa Biological Classification
  • Ch. 4: Walya - Dugong and Sea Turtles
  • Ch. 5: Miriyi - Dolphins and Yulangu - Whales
  • Ch. 6: Adumu - Sharks, Rays and Sawfish
  • Ch. 7: Arlku Fish (other than Sharks, Rays and Sawfish)
  • Ch. 8: Nyinga/Jikuyu - Crabs
  • Ch. 9: Na-yirrnyi - Shellfish, Shells and Shell-Like Creatures
  • Ch. 10: Lhuwa - Reptiles and Amphibians
 
Notes

Bibliography: p. 117-120.

Subjects Yanyuwa (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory.  |  Oral history -- Australia.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore.  |  Animals - Marine mammals - Dugongs.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Plant names.  |  Plants.  |  Animals - Birds.  |  Animals - Reptiles - Turtles / Tortoise.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Crustacea and molluscs - Crabs / Mudcrabs.  |  Animals - Marine mammals - Whales.  |  Animals - Mammals.  |  Animals - Fish.  |  Indigenous knowledge - World view.  |  Yanyuwa / Yanuwa people (N153) (NT SE53-04)  |  Animals - Reptiles.  |  Animals - Reptiles - Crocodiles.  |  Social organisation - Kinship.  |  Plants - Seagrass.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Animal names.  |  Animals - Marine mammals - Dolphins.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Zoology.  |  Stories and motifs - Ancestor spirits.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Botany.  |  Animals - Mammals - Dingoes / Dogs.  |  Animals - Amphibians.  |  Indigenous knowledge - World view - Ethnotaxonomy.  |  Animals - Fish - Sharks.  |  Yanyuwa / Yanuwa language (N153) (NT SE53-04)  |  Religion - Dreaming - Spirits.  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)
Other authors/contributors Bradley, John

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