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Quinkan country : adventures in search of Aboriginal cave paintings in Cape York / P.J. Trezise
Bib ID 495913
Format BookBook
Author
Trezise, Percy
 
Description Sydney : Reed, 1969 
154 p. : ill. (some col), maps ; 25 cm. 
Summary

Chap.1; Laura; early history; visit to Jack River (Gugu-Warra tribe), description of paintings in rock-shelter (Platform Gallery); galleries at Red Bluff; Chap.2; The Dig; Laura River, paintings, artefacts (hammer stones, hand-chopper & ochre material; Mushroom Rock gallery; legends of Woolcooldin (Noble Island & Shebas Breast (N.W. Cooktown); Bin Bin (thunderstorm), the moon & others; Chap.3; The Land of Legends; Bull Creek paintings; a Gugu-Imudji myth and others; paintings in Williams Creek shelters; Chap.4; The Old men; legends relating to the dingo, rainbow serpent (Gugu-Yalanji), comparison with Lardil version (few words given with translation); the echidna; the bandicoot & curlew; notes on sorcery paintings; kangaroo hunting magic; rock wallaby legend and many others; Chap.5; Willy and the Quinkans; life after death beliefs (Olcoola people); details of Quinkan beliefs and legends; Chap.6; The Willy-Wagtail and other Men; galleries (Mushroom Rock), legends; Chap.7; Sorcery versus snider rifles; chronological sequence of art styles; series of engravings on flat slabs on bed of Laura River; Chap.8; Emu and Pig galleries; Ginger Creek; the Woolston Gallery; visit to Lardil people on small island of Lungu-Narngi, secret language Damin taped; Chap; 9 Where Quinkans Dwell; stories of the Quinkans, paintings near Umbrella Tree galleries, engravings examined; Culture Hero Gallery; Chap.l0; Black Renegades; man of OcoCarnigal tribe, possibly group of Gugu-Warra; Mun Gin Creek site; Appendix; The Travels of Marnbil, the origin of Baralkea and Wallaby Island; throughout book detailed descriptions are given of all galleries; maps show route of legends demonstrating that Aboriginal migration first occurred from the west; approx. tribal locations & art sites; George Pegus (Gugu-Yalanji), Dick Roughsey (Lardil), Willy Long (Oekula) accompanied author on journeys.

Notes

Maps on lining papers.

Subjects Cave paintings -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula.  |  Cave paintings.  |  Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula.  |  Housing - Shelters - Rock shelters.  |  Technology - Stone - Axes / hatchets.  |  Magic and sorcery - Clever people.  |  Stories and motifs - Rain and storms.  |  Stories and motifs - Dingoes / dogs.  |  Lardil people (G38) (Qld SE54-01)  |  Language - Sociolinguistics - Secret and special languages.  |  Kija / Gidja people (K20) (WA SE52-06)  |  Guugu Yimidhirr / Gugu Yimithirr / Kuku Yimidhirr people (Y82) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Technology - Stone - Hammerstones.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Stories and motifs - Birds.  |  Art - Art motifs - Hand.  |  Stories and motifs - Moon.  |  Hunting - Kangaroo / Wallaby.  |  Animals - Mammals - Marsupials - Bandicoots / Bilbies.  |  Lardil language (G38) (Qld SE54-01)  |  Religion - After death beliefs.  |  Stories and motifs - Rainbow serpent.  |  Stories and motifs - Cultural heroes.  |  Stories and motifs - Echidnas.  |  Guugu Yimidhirr / Gugu Yimithirr / Kuku Yimidhirr language (Y82) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Art - Subjects - Quinkan.  |  Olgol / Olkol people (Y73) (Qld SD54-15)  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Olgol / Olkol language (Y73) (Qld SD54-15)  |  Kija / Gidja language (K20) (WA SE 52-06)  |  Kuku Yalanji / Gugu Yalandji people (Y78) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Gugu Warra / Koko Wara people (Y80) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Kuku Yalanji / Gugu Yalandji language (Y78) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Technology - Stone - Percussion and abrading.  |  Art - Rock art - Dating and attribution.  |  Gugu Warra / Koko Wara language (Y80) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Stories and motifs - Thunder and lightning.  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld.)  |  Bull Creek (Laura Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Cooktown (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Endeavour River (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Noble Island (Qld SE Cape York SD55-09)  |  Mun Gin Creek (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Laura / Quinkan area (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Mushroom Rock (Laura Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)
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