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Author Wells, Edgar.

Title Reward and punishment in Arnhem Land, 1962-1963 / Edgar Wells
Published Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies ; Atlantic Highlands, N.J. : Distributed by Humanities Press, 1982

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Description vi, 136 pages, 2 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Series AIAS new series ; no. 38
AIAS new series ; no. 38
Contents Introduction -- 1. The gathering storm -- 2. Aboriginal art as a unifying principle -- 3. Beginning again -- 4. The hidden places of man's power -- 5. A visiting advocate -- 6. Shadows over the sun -- 7. Arnhem Land as a sanctuary for the Aborigines -- 8. The right of the people to know -- 9. The search for something eternal in Arnhem Land -- 10. An emergency arises -- 11. The use of art as a mental medicine -- 12. Aboriginal theology and Australian politics -- 13. One form of script leads to another -- 14. The function of Christian missions reviewed -- 15. A journey through mountains of paper -- 16. Arnhem Land Aborigines in the Australian media -- 17. In which we come to the end of the day -- Appendix 1. Text of a statement / prepared by the Rev. E.A. Wells and read at the House of Representatives Select Committee of Enquiry into the Grievances of Yirrkala Aborigines sitting at Yirrkala Mission on 1 October 1963 -- Appendix 2. The wording of the Yirrkala Bark Petition -- Appendix 3. Job analysis: General Secretaryship, Department of Overseas Missions, Methodist Church of Australasia, 1972 / analysis prepared by the Rev. C.F. Gribble -- Appendix 4. Chronological table of events
Summary Personal account by the Superintendent of Yirrkala Mission of the events surrounding the presentation of the Yirrkala Bark Petition to Parliament; outlines the authors philosophy and attitude to Aboriginal culture and art, his role in opposing excision of Reserve land and the intrusion of mining companies, particularly Nabalco; details of the support he received and opposition from various government agencies and individuals and in particular Rev. C.F. Gribble, General Secretary of the Methodist Overseas Missions; describes the role of individual Yirrkala Aborigines, especially Narritjin and Wandjuk Marika; based on personal records, correspondence and other contemporary sources
Analysis Aboriginal Australians Government relations
Aboriginal Australians Land tenure Australia Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Aluminum industry and trade Social aspects Australia Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Arnhem Land (N.T.) History
Methodist Church Missions Australia Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Wells, Edgar
Yolngu (Australian people) Missions Australia Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Australian Aborigines. Land rights. Northern Territory. Arnhem Land
Notes frontis. map
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also issued online
Copy 4 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
AIAS new series no:38
Subject Gribble, C. F. (Cecil F.)
Marika, Wandjuk, -1987.
Maymuru, Narritjin, 1922-1982
Wells, Edgar.
Methodist Church of Australasia -- Missions -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Methodist Overseas Missions
Millingimbi Aboriginal Mission (Milingimbi Island, N.T.)
Nabalco Pty. Ltd
Yirrkala Aboriginal Reserve (Yirrkala, N.T.)
Yirrkala Methodist Mission (Yirrkala, N.T.)
Yirrkala Methodist Mission -- History
Methodist Church.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure.
Aboriginal Australians -- Reservations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Government relations
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land -- Social conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Treatment -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Aluminum industry and trade -- Social aspects -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Land tenure -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Methodist Church -- Missions -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Mineral industries -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Yolngu (Australian people) -- Missions.
Missions -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Yolngu (Australian people) -- Missions -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- History.
Author Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
LC no. 83147189
ISBN 0391026135
0855751347
Other Titles Bark petition
Yirrkala bark petition