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Yirawala : artist and man / Sandra Le Brun Holmes. (1972)

Authors: Holmes, Sandra., Yirawala, 1894-1976.
Publisher:Milton, Queensland : Jacarandra Press,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 75 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 74 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Author:
  • Holmes, Sandra.
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • [xii], 92 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm.
Summary:
  • Introduction by Phillip Roberts; brief outline of Aboriginal life, antiquity of human occupation of Australia, origins, religious background to art, adaptation to environment, effects of European contact, social organization; (Arnhem Land) moieties, sections, marriage, breaches of marriage law, division of Labour, spirit beliefs; recounts authors first contacts with Yirawala, gives version of Maung myth, notes on cooking geese, reproduces biographical information on Lazarus Lami-Lamitaken from taped letter, Maung myths; Goulburn Is. mortuary ceremony, spirit beliefs; attitude of Yirawala to mining, prospectors and land; Gunwinggu myth on origin of didgeridoo; account of filming expedition to take Yirawala to home territory; versions of 5 myths - Lumah-lumah, the big Maraian man; Namarrgine, the birdman; Gurgurr, the moon man; Booma-booma, the big man; Namorren, the lightning man, each with reproductions of series of bark paintings with relevant notes in margin; profusely illustrated with examples of Yirawalas paintings.
Notes:
  • Australian Aboriginal paintings. Yirawala, 1894-. Reproductions (ANB/​PRECIS SIN 600159280)
Other Form:
  • Online version Holmes, Sandra Le Brun. Yirawala, artist and man. [Milton, Queensland] Jacarandra Press [1972]
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 0701605820
Dewey Number:
  • 759.994
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 23855055
  • 23855055
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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