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Author Ahern, Amanda.

Title Paint up / Amanda Ahern and the Mornington Island Elders
Published St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 2002

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 W'BOOL  398.2099437 Ahe/Pup  TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE
Description viii, 104 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 x 28 cm
Contents Introduction -- Geography -- Cultural heritage -- What is a totem? -- Skin groups -- Boundaries -- Totem designs --- Notes -- The first people of Mornington Island -- Thuwathu: The Rainbow Serpent -- Kakawuny: Boney-winged seagull -- Ngarembee: Dingo -- Gidegal bana thuwathu: Moon and Rainbow Serpent -- Wurruku: The Shark -- Wulma: Hammerhead shark -- Thanbe: Shovel-nose shark -- Lamenburren: Tiger shark -- Balibal: Spotted stingray -- Milmajah: Barramundi -- Gunjin: Wallaby -- Jakiriijarr: Sea hawk -- The two fat boys -- Kamba: Rock cod -- Kurruuduwa: Little red-legged devils -- Gurrbudjee: Brown hawk -- Balmud: Death sentence -- Burrtunantha: Brolga -- Dunkumudin: Sleepy old turtle -- Dibirdi: Rock cod -- Kendabal: Dugong -- Women's paint-up -- Kathaku: Redbill -- Wunda: Rain -- Ngarijan: Morning star -- The future of paint-up -- Conclusion -- Glossary
Summary This book was inspired by the body paint worn by the Mornington Island dancers - Each dancer has a particular paint-up design which is of immense cultural significance - Previously, knowledge of these designs was transferrred orally, but with changing times, the elders realised that to put the designs in a book could be their gift to the younger generation - This book is the result
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 28)
Subject Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Mornington Island (Qld.)
Mythology, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Mornington Island (Qld.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Mornington Island -- Social life and customs
Lardil (Australian people) -- Rites and customs
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Mornington Island -- Folklore
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Mornington Island
Body painting -- Australia -- Queensland -- Mornington Island
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Mornington Island -- Legends
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Mornington Island (Qld.) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Aboriginal Australians -- Folklore -- Pictorial works.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Mornington Island -- Legends
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Mornington Island (Qld.) -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Mornington Island (Qld.) -- Folklore.
Body painting -- Australia -- Mornington Island (Qld.)
Mornington Island (Qld.) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Folklore.
Folklore.
Fiction.
Legends.
Illustrated works.
Author Mornington Island Elders
LC no. 2002491236
ISBN 0702232696 :