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Ninu : grandmother's law : the autobiography / of Nura Nungalka Ward [translated by Linda Rive]
Bib ID 7794166
Format BookBook [still image, cartographic image, volume]
Ward, Nura Nungalka, author
Description Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, 2018 
xv, 144 pages : maps, illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm 
ISBN 9781925360547 (paperback)

Nura Nungalka Ward was a Yankunytjatjara woman from the Central Desert. Nura was born during a time when Central Desert people were leaving their homelands and entering a society they did not know. She was born at Katjikatji and spent her early years living at Ernabella. She was continually running away to join her parents, who were station workers, as she preferred living in the bush and being connected to country. Ninu Grandmothers' Law is a definitive account of a traditional lifestyle and way of thinking. Accompanied by exceptional archival photographs, it is an evocative, compelling chronicle and cultural philosophy of a time almost forgotten. Part biography, part customs manual and food guide, part traditional social history and women's customs and governance, it is a rare testament to one woman's advocacy for her family, people and culture. --Publisher.


Nura's stories were recorded in her own language and then translated into English by Linda Rive -- Page 144.

Includes glossary (pages 140-143)

Translated from the Pitjantjatjara.

Subjects Ward, Nura Nungalka.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Central Australia -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Central Australia -- Social life and customs.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Biography.  |  Yankunytjatjara (Australian people) -- Biography.  |  Yankunytjatjara people (C4) (NT SG52-16)  |  Pitjantjatjara language C6.  |  Central Australia -- Biography.  |  Australian
Form/genre Autobiographies.
Other authors/contributors Thompson, Melissa, author of foreword  |  Goodall, Heather, author of foreword  |  Rive, Linda, 1954- translator
Copyright information Copyright © Nura Nungalka Ward, text 2018 ; Copyright © photographs, maps, illustrations as credited. 


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