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Marri Amu and Marri Tjevin plants and animals : Aboriginal biocultural knowledge from the Moyle River, plains and coast, north Australia / Malhima Marie Long†, Alitj Ambrose Piyalam (Pulda)†, Atu Frank Dumoo†, Yilimu Bernadine Kungul, Deninh Denise Perdjert†, Alunga Les Kundjil†, Melvuyin Claver Dumoo (Wanybu), Pinpirrith Majella Chula, Vivil Marina Tchinbururr, Memerlk Martin Mullumbuk†, Maree Klesch, Dittin Aloysius Kungul†, Mark Crocombe and Glenn Wightmann
Bib ID 8034825
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Long, Malhima Marie, author
Description Batchelor, NT : Batchelor Institute Press ; Palmerston, NT : Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 2016 
296 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour map ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 9781743500958 (paperback)
1743500955 (paperback)

Northern Territory botanical bulletin ; no. 45. 0314-1810


"This book tells the Marri Amu and Marri Tjevin story of plant and animal knowledge. This knowledge is ancient, detailed and complex. It has been part of the north Australian landscape for thousands of generations. Keeping this knowledge strong is a key responsibility of Marri Amu and Marri Tejvin Elders. "--Back cover.


In addition to the authors, the following people assisted with Marri Amu and Marri Tjevin biocultural knowledge recording: Lysbeth Ford, Caroline Coleman, Mangatha Tony Alliung, Mawanyngu Jeanie Jongmin†, Bamiyek Miriam Melpi, Kungul Anne Moreen, Kabarl Colin Worumbu, Patricia Marrfurra McTaggart, Thuwurri Adrian Lantjin, Kinyirri Carmelita Perdjert, Mikurrin David Kundair, Kalinkun Elizabeth Cumaiyi†, Longmirr James Munar†, Narul Jimmy Nambatu†, Titjum Joan Nama, Lungung Johnny Nama†, Biretjin Margaret Kundair, Palibu Patrick Nudjulu†, Yuwirrnga Phyllis Bunjuk, Yenthawurr Regina Tunmuck, Larri Rex Munar†, Niminem Bonaventrue Ngarri†, Nangaleben Salome Munar and Pivil Sandra Manar.

It is customary amongst Marri Amu and Marri Tjevin, and other Aboriginal groups not to use the name or image of a deceased person for a period following their passing. Deceased authors are indicated by the cross symbol (†), and users of this book should show caution in displaying the images or saying the names of the deceased as it may cause sadnesss and distress for family members.

Includes bibliography: pages 262-263 and indexes.

Subjects Ethnobiology -- Northern Territory.  |  Ethnobiology.  |  Marri Amu (Australian people) -- Ethnobiology.  |  Marri Amu language (NT SD52-07)  |  Marrithiyel language (N7) (NT SD52-07)  |  Marrithiyel people (N7) (NT SD52-07)  |  Plants, Useful -- Australia, Northern.  |  Animals -- Australia, Northern.  |  Northern Territory.
Other authors/contributors Piyalam, Alitj Ambrose, author  |  Dumoo, Atu Frank, author  |  Kungul, Yilimu Bernadine, author  |  Perdjert, Deninh Denise, author  |  Kundjil, Alunga Les, author  |  Dumoo, Melvuyin Claver, author  |  Chula, Majella Pinpirrith, author  |  Tchinbururr, Vivil Marina, author  |  Mullumbuk, Memerlk Martin, author  |  Klesch, Maree, author  |  Kungul, Dittin Aloysius, author  |  Crocombe, Mark, author  |  Wightman, Glenn M. (Glenn Mitchell), 1961-, author  |  Wadeye Aboriginal Languages Centre  |  Batchelor Institute Press, issuing body  |  Northern Territory. Department of Environment and Natural Resources, issuing body
Copyright information © Marri Amu and Marri Tjevin people 


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