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Mer Agenty-warn alhem : travelling to Angenty country / April Pengart Campbell, Clarrie Kemarr Long, Jenny Green, Margaret Carew
Bib ID 7012096
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Campbell, April Pengart, author
Description Batchelor NT : Batchelor Press, 2015 
54 pages : colour illustrations, portraits, 1 map, music ; 22 cm 
ISBN 9781741312966 (paperback)

"Angenty is a sacred waterhole in Anmatyerr and Warlpiri country, to the north of Alice Springs in Central Australia. This book is about a family visit to this place. Men, women and children camped in the riverbed and the elders told stories about the ancestral spirits of this country, including Mern amar 'mulga apple';, Arrkerr 'Barn Owl';, Arnamarwengk 'spirit women';, Tywerrk 'native fig';, and Alharrenty 'the monster';. Senior women painted up the young girls and taught them some songs, dances and designs associated with these beings. Since then a team led by April Pengart Campbell have worked together on documenting this valuable cultural knowledge. The book includes the rhythmic structures, words and interpretations for each song, and is enriched with images, sound recordings and films." -- back cover.


Illustrations on endpapers.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 51-52).

Some text in English, Anmatyerre and Warlpiri languages.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Folklore.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Rites and ceremonies.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Songs and music.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Biography.  |  Anmatyerre language.  |  Warlpiri language.  |  Anmatyerre (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.  |  Warlpiri (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.  |  Language -- Vocabulary -- Word lists.  |  Plants - Figs.  |  Ceremonies - Women.  |  Art - Painting.  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Anmatyerre / Anmatyerr people (C8.1) (NT SF53-09)  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous.  |  Indigenous knowledge.  |  Music -- Vocal -- Group.  |  Plants -- Figs.  |  Culture - Relationship to place.  |  Religion - Dreaming - Spirits.  |  Religion -- Dreaming -- Birds -- Owls.  |  Stories and motifs - Ancestor spirits.  |  Anmatyerre / Anmatyerr language (C8.1) (NT SF53-09)  |  Religion - Dreaming - Birds - Owls.  |  Music - Vocal - Group.  |  Stories and motifs -- Ancestor spirits.  |  Art -- Painting.  |  Religion -- Dreaming -- Spirits.  |  Warlpiri language (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  History -- Biographies -- Indigenous.  |  Culture -- Relationship to place.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Word lists.  |  Ceremonies -- Women.  |  Ti Tree (South Central NT SF53-09)  |  Mount Peake map area (Central NT Tanami Desert SF53-05)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Long, Clarrie Kemarr, author  |  Green, Jenny, author  |  Carew, Margaret, author
Also Titled

Travelling to Angenty country

Copyright information © Songs, stories, their translations and interpretations: Anmatyerr and Warlpiri people, as attributed in this book and in the accompanying films. 

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