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Explore Australia's Northern Territory / written by Frank Alcorta ; introduced by Les Hiddins
Bib ID 942371
Format BookBook
Alcorta, F. X. (Frank X.)
Edition 1st ed. 
Description Frenchs Forest, N.S.W. : Child & Associates, 1989 
176 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 31 cm. 
ISBN 0867772239

p. 7 refers to the particular relationship that exists between Australia's original inhabitants and their land and how this should be respected; p. 14 reference to Madjunbalmi people; p. 16,113 & 131 refers to bush tucker; p. 21 reference to Alex Woods, Katherine Gorge ranger and the Jawoyn land claimp. pp. 18,80 & 138 reference to sacred sites and ancestral beings; p. 27-29 refers to the Tiwi Islands, Mudangkala, Purakapali and Tjapara legendary being, landscape stories and motifs; Tipilouras family of the Wulirangkuwu clan, Tiwi burial sites and Totem poles, Tiwi artwork, religion, football, attempted European settlement, World War 11, tourism; p.32 Nabalco Mining protests at Nhulunbuy; pp. 47 & 50 refer to Kakadu National Park, special sites and the transfer of control of the park to the Federal Government, Aboriginal rock art ; references to Aboriginal rock art also found on pages 51, 88, 95, 156-157; p. 75 reference to Cutta Cutta caves and its Jawoyn nomenclature 'Devil-Devil', thought to have been populated by evil spirits; p. 91 refers to the custodians of Keep River National Park, the Mirriwung and Gadjerong people and the legend of the Aboriginal man who turned into a brolga; p. 95 refers to traditional custodians of Gregory Park, who come from the Ngaliwurru, Ngaringam, Nungali, Wardaman, Jaminjung and Kurrangpurra language groups, sacred sites, rock shelters and occupational sites of great archaeological significance, stories and motifs; reference to ambushes on European and Chinese gold prospectors at Hell's Gate, Roper River, and Aboriginal burial grounds; p. 105 Devils Marbles and Dreamtime story; reference to Albert Namatijira's birthplace/cottage at Finke River ; p150-151 refers to Aboriginal peoples winning title to Uluru.


Includes index.

Subjects Food - Bush tucker.  |  Sites - Sacred sites.  |  Race relations.  |  Sites - Sites of significance.  |  Land rights - Claims, disputes, hearings.  |  Art - Body art.  |  Politics and Government - Political action - Mining.  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Nungali people (N28) (NT SD52-12)  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Economic sectors - Tourism.  |  Religion.  |  Stories and motifs - Mythological beings.  |  Mining industry - Bauxite / Aluminium.  |  Settlement and contacts.  |  Land rights - Conservation areas.  |  Wardaman people (N35) (NT SD52-16)  |  Sport - Football.  |  Stories and motifs - Landscape.  |  Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16)  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles.  |  Northern Territory -- Description and travel -- 1976-1990.  |  Northern Territory -- Pictorial works.  |  Tnorala / Gosses Bluff (South Central NT SF53-13)  |  Jutpurra / Gregory National Park (North NT SD52, SE52)  |  Watarrka / Kings Canyon (South Central NT SG52-04)  |  Cobourg Peninsula / Gurig National Park (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Kakadu / Alligator Rivers area (NT SD53-01, SD53-05)  |  Katherine map area (NT Top End SD53-09)  |  Gove map area (East Arnhem Land NT SD53-04)  |  Nitmiluk / Katherine Gorge (NT Top End SD53-09)  |  Keep River (East Kimberley, North NT SD52-15)  |  Uluru / Ayers Rock (South Central NT SG52-08)  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)  |  Kata Tjuta / Olgas (South Central NT SG52-08)  |  Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Daly River (NT Top End SD52-08)  |  Tiwi Islands (NT SC52-15, SC52-16)  |  Karlu Karlu / Devils Marbles (Central NT SF53-02)


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