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Author Strehlow, T. G. H. (Theodor George Henry), 1908-1978.

Title Songs of Central Australia / T.G.H. Strehlow
Published Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1971


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Description liv, 775 pages : colour illustrations, folded color map (in pocket), music ; 26 cm
regular print
Summary This is Strehlow's most widely regarded work and the culmination of his anthropological work related to the Aranda (Arunta) people of the Alice Springs region. In this work Strehlow records the patrilineal chants or songs of the Aranda people and puts them into a wider context of totemic cultural understanding. Of particular interest is Chapter 10, the love songs of the Aranda people, which pre-date European romantic conventions by several thousand years
Notes Map in pocket inside back cover
Thesis (D. Litt.) from the University of Adelaide
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online. On 11 September 2009 title page and contents pages freely available from The University of Adelaide Digital Library at:
Selected image available online via the State Library of NSW at: ;
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Music -- History and criticism.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Music.
Aranda (Australian people) -- Music.
Aranda (Australian people) -- Poetry.
Folk music -- Australia -- History and criticism.
Western Arrernte language.
Folk songs, Aboriginal Australian -- History and criticism.
Folk songs, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- History and criticism.
Songs, Aboriginal Australian -- History and criticism.
Songs, Aboriginal Australian.
Genre/Form Poetry.
LC no. 72182898
ISBN 0207946574