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Outback / Thomas Keneally ; with photographs by Gary Hansen and Mark Lang
Bib ID 735923
Format BookBook
Author
Keneally, Thomas, 1935-
 
Description Sydney : Hodder and Stoughton, 1983 
256 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 26 cm. 
ISBN 0340336692
Summary

Profile of life in the Northern Territory in character sketches and anecdotes with considerable Aboriginal content focusing on world view and cosmology; mentions numerous tribes including Warlpiri, Jankuntjatjara, Gagadju, Pintubi, Pintjantjatjara; alcohol and petrol sniffing; life on missions, settlements and out-stations; (mining royalties, legal aspects land councils); relationship to land mythological associations; Ayers Rock (Uluru) totems; x-ray paintings at Nourlangles Rock, Obiri Rock; Kaditja men; the ngangnkari (Aboriginal physician), Aboriginal health workers and concepts of health and illness; experience of Pintubi man charged with murder with European legal system.

Notes

Includes index.

Maps on lining papers.

Library's N copy has signed by Thomas Keneally, 1 December 2011.

Subjects Australia. Rural regions. Social life.  |  Country life -- Northern Territory.  |  Law enforcement - Customary - Kadaitcha.  |  Culture - Relationship to land.  |  Stories and motifs - Creation / Cosmology.  |  Yankunytjatjara language (C4) (NT SG52-16)  |  Art - Art motifs - X-Ray.  |  Health services - Health workers.  |  Pintupi people (C10) (NT SF52-11)  |  Gaagudju / Gagadju / Gagadyu language (N50) (NT SD53-01)  |  Councils - Land Councils.  |  Warlpiri language (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Substance use - Solvent / Petrol / Glue sniffing.  |  Pintupi language (C10) (NT SF52-11)  |  Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Substance use - Alcohol.  |  Land rights - Compensation and royalties.  |  Yankunytjatjara people (C4) (NT SG52-16)  |  Indigenous knowledge - World view.  |  Land rights - Mining industry.  |  Religions - Christianity - Lutheran Church.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Warlpiri people (C15) (NT SF52-04)  |  Pitjantjatjara language (C6) (NT SG52-11)  |  Religion - Totemism.  |  Gaagudju / Gagadju / Gagadyu people (N50) (NT SD53-01)  |  Northern Territory -- Description and travel -- 1976-1990.  |  Warragul map area (E Vic Gippsland SJ55-10)  |  Nourlangie (Kakadu, NT SD53-01)  |  Uluru / Ayers Rock (South Central NT SG52-08)  |  Ubirr / Obiri (Kakadu, NT SD53-01)
Other authors/contributors Lang, Mark  |  Hansen, Gary, -1982

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