My Bundjalung People

Author: Ruby Langford Ginibi
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702226373
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My Bundjalung People from the Author: Ruby Langford Ginibi. History of authors family and community; history and politics.

All My Mob

Author: Ruby Langford Ginibi
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 9780702235962
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All My Mob from the Author: Ruby Langford Ginibi. FROM THE AUTHOR OF THE UNFORGETTABLE MEMOIR DON'T TAKE YOUR LOVE TO TOWN All My Mob, Ruby Langford Ginibi's fifth book, is a compelling collection of reminiscences on family life, Indigenous social issues, 'home' and being Aboriginal in today's Australia. All My Mob is a fascinating compilation of new stories of contemporary urban Koori life, and includes selected highlights from Ruby's earlier memoir Real Deadly. In spite of often tragic circumstances, these tales are told with Ruby's trademark humour and spirit and remind us of the strong sense of community and culture that has survived in Indigenous Australia. The stories tell how Ruby's people, the Bundjalung nation, live today. Ruby's great gift for storytelling illustrates one of the Aboriginal survival mechanisms - if her people did not laugh, they would surely cry because of the dispossession of their land and the way it affected them, and continues to do so.

Dirawong

Author: Frederic P. Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9786130224400
Size: 25.19 MB
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Dirawong from the Author: Frederic P. Miller. Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In the mythology of Bundjalung Nation (represented by 15 Australian Aboriginal tribes or groups), the Dirawong (a goanna) is the Creator Being that taught the people the bush foods, bush medicines, bush cosmetics, bullroarers, body designs, cave paintings and designs cut into trees, ceremonial poles, ceremonial head gear, dances, dreamings, games, geographical locations, initiations, paintings, rock engravings, sacred chants, sacred earth mounds, sacred ground paintings, songlines, symbols, songs, stone objects, stories, technologies, values, wooden articles, wooden sacred objects, structures of society, rules for social behaviour, the ceremonies performed in order to ensure continuity of life and land, laws of community, cultural lore, how people are required to behave in their communities, and also the beliefs, values, rules and practices concerning their relationship to the land and water of their country. It is known as a benevolent protector of its people (the Bundjalung Nation) from the Rainbow Snake (also known as the 'Snake' or 'Rainbow Serpent')

Australian Writers 1975 2000

Author: Selina Samuels
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
ISBN:
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Australian Writers 1975 2000 from the Author: Selina Samuels. Essays on the literary historiography of Australia provide an overview of prominent and influential Australian writers of the literary and cultural movements from 1975 to 2000. A period marked by strong female voices and concern to represent the female experience. Discusses the wide stylistic sweep of the Australian writers of this period; the diversity of poetry, dramatists who wrote scripts for movies and television and traditional genres such as fiction and drama.

Aboriginal Mythology

Author: Mudrooroo
Publisher: Thorsons Pub
ISBN:
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Aboriginal Mythology from the Author: Mudrooroo. Comprehensive collection of tradition and myth giving a complete overview of Aborigine culture, lifestyles, ceremonies, spiritual awareness, beliefs and religious practices