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Author Kolig, Erich.

Title The Noonkanbah story / Erich Kolig
Published Dunedin, N.Z. : University of Otago Press, 1987


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Description 159 pages ; 21 cm
Summary Case study aimed at explaining Aboriginal resistance to mining exploration; initiation of punitive expeditions; folk tales, Captain Cook, first contact with Afghans, Sergeant Pilmer; depopulation; revival of traditional culture; recruitment to station work-force; case history, sub-standard living conditions; walk-off to Fitzroy Crossing, living conditions; relationship to land; myths, culture heroes, Baobab tree, mythological sites; land tenure; Kadjina Community, Yangngora Community, formation, land rights, leadership; applications to mine for oil, diamonds, legal dispute; Pea Hill; Aboriginal versus public understanding of threat presented by mining to sacred sites
Notes "An anthropological insight into the social, religious and cultural motives which led the Aborigines to make a concentrated effort to prevent mining on their land"--Back cover
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 147-159
Notes Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Subject Noonkanbah Station (Western Australia)
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Western Australia -- Noonkanbah
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Noonkanbah
Aboriginal Australians -- Kimberley Region, Western Australia -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Kimberley Region, Western Australia -- Social life and customs
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kimberley
Civil rights movements -- Australia -- Kimberley (W.A.)
Land tenure -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Kimberley
Yangura (Australian people)
Yangura (Australian people) -- Government relations.
Yangura (Australian people) -- History.
Yangura (Australian people) -- Land tenure.
Yangura (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.
Kimberley (W.A.) -- Colonization.
Noonkanbah (W.A.)
Noonkanbah (W.A.) -- History
LC no. 87214120
ISBN 0908569378 (paperback)