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Author Franks, Christine

Title Keeping company : an inter-cultural conversation
Published Wollongong, N.S.W. : Centre for Indigenous Development Education and Research, University of Wollongong, [1996]


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 W'PONDS  306.0899915 Fra/Kca  AVAILABLE
Description 159 pages : illustrations (some color), 1 map ; 30 cm
regular print
Contents Part one : Keeping company, a collection of thoughts -- Part two : Kinship -- Part three : Contemporary Aboriginal life --Part four : A list of common words and phrases -- Part five : Working in inter-cultural partnership -- Part six : Health professionals perspective
Summary Aims to inform people how to work co-operatively with each other cross-culturally, particularly in the health area; Part 1 is seven paintings on the themes: Reconciliaiton, Working Together, Companionship, Harmony, Mixed Ways, Strong Partnerships, Treavelling to Share Knowledge, with explanations; Part 2 contains a painting about kinship and an explanation by teachers on kinship relations, grandfather, father, son, uncle, grandmother, mother, dughter, grand-daughter, aunt; how the kinship network is kept intact; avoidance concepts; kinship networks for Warlpiri, Arrernte, Ngaatjatarra/Ngaanyatjarra and Pitjantjatjara; skin names; birthing protocols; Part 3 overviews contemporary Aboriginal concepts: time, place, friendship, avoidance relationships, use of ochre, role of the Ngangkari (healer); contemporary Aboriginal protocols; early days; growing up; adulthood; old age; death / passing away; hair; sign language; protocols for others: birth child rearing practice; old age; mourning - sorry; Aboriginal expectation during sorry; negotiation during sorry - an example; traditional punishment; treatment arising from ceremonial activity; adaptation and maladaptation; misue of traditional life - cultural breakdown; alcohol; In The River - Two Drinkers' Viewpoints; list of common words and phrases relating to clinical examination: Warpiri, Pertame (Southern Arrernte), Eastern Arrernte, Western Arrernte, uritja/Pitjantjatjara, Alyawarre; Part 5 includes a brief explanation of culture; rural culture; Aboriginal culture; a historical perspective - the Yuendumu community addressing petrol sniffing; ideads on building inter-cultural relationships; Part 6 presents a number of health professionals' perspectives on working with Aboriginal people in their communities
Notes "Irlkwatherre, Yatyarre, Tantye/Rtantye, Ngapartji-Ngapartji, Kepenhe, Janku-Janku. Dedicated to Kumunjayai Nakamarra Poulson"
The author is Christine Franks, with co-author Barbara Curr -- p. 13
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 154-159
Notes First published by the Centre for Indigenous Development Education and Research, University of Wollongong , 1996
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Cultural awareness.
Intercultural communication -- Australia -- Central Australia.
Intercultural communication -- Australia.
Manners and customs.
Author Curr, Barbara
University of Wollongong. Centre for Indigenous Development Education and Research
ISBN 0864183747