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Barddabardda Wodjenangorddee : we're telling all of you : the creation, history and people of Dambeemangaddee country / compiled and written in collaboration with Dambeemangaddee people by Valda Blundell, Kim Doohan, Daniel Vachon, Malcolm Allbrook, Mary Anne Jebb and Joh Bornman
Bib ID 7330253
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Description Derby, Western Australia : Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation, 2017 
416 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits ; 24 cm 
ISBN 9780646967646 (paperback)

For countless generations, coastal country in the west Kimberley region of northwest Australia has been the home of Dambeemangaddee Traditional Owners. Barddabardda Wodjenangorddee- We're Telling All of You describes the deep history of this country. In it our senior people describe our country's creation during Lalai and provide recollections of our ancestors' lives.The book also draws on archival sources and information Dambeemangaddee people had shared with early missionaries and anthropologists, while incorporating cultural knowledge our senior people have imparted over the past four decades to the book's compilers and authors. The result is a book that contains an unprecedented level of detail regarding our history, culture and country- the Aboriginal names of some three hundred ancestors, many born in the mid-1800s; their connections to country and to each other; their responses to the arrival of explorers, missionaries and others in our country; and their often heroic efforts to sustain our traditions and care for our country despite outsiders' attempts to regulate their lives and displace them from our lands.


Based on the cultural knowledge and recollections of Janet Oobagooma, Donny Woolagoodja and other senior Dambeemangaddee people ;

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Kimberley -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Worrorra people (K17) (WA SD51-16)  |  Social organisation - Elders.  |  Sites - Sites of significance.  |  Sites - Dreaming tracks.  |  Colonisation.  |  Religion - Dreaming - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Social organisation - Kinship.  |  Indigenous knowledge - World view.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Sites - Stone arrangements.  |  Wunambal people (K22) (WA SD51-12)  |  Augustus Island (WA West Kimberley SD51-16)  |  Kunmunya (WA West Kimberley SE51-07)  |  Montgomery Islands (Buccaneer, WA West Kimberley SD51-15)  |  Bungarun (WA West Kimberley SE51-07)  |  Mount Trafalgar (WA West Kimberley SD51-16)  |  Munja (WA West Kimberley SE51-07)  |  Prince Regent River (WA West Kimberley SD51-16)  |  Camden Sound (WA West Kimberley SD51-15)  |  Glenelg River (WA West Kimberley SD51-16)  |  Yampi Sound / Peninsula (WA West Kimberley SE51-03)  |  Jackson Island (WA West Kimberley SD51-16)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Oobagooma, Janet, 1942- contributor  |  Woolagoodja, Donny, 1947- contributor  |  Blundell, Valda 1941- contributor  |  Doohan, Kim, contributor  |  Vachon, Daniel, contributor  |  Allbrook, Malcolm, contributor  |  Jebb, Mary Anne, contributor  |  Bornman, Joh, contributor  |  Dambimangari Aboriginal Corporation, issuing body


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