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Author Williams, Nancy M.

Title The Yolngu and their land : a system of land tenure and the fight for its recognition / Nancy M. Williams
Published Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, [1986]


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Description xvi, 264 pages, 9 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Series AIAS new series
AIAS new series.
Contents Includes glossary and index
Summary Aimed at providing a basis for understanding the principles of land tenure which provide a jural structure for Yolngu relations to land in the Yirrkala area, the relationship of these principles to economic viability and the ways in which they regulate behaviour; examines the historical basis of philosophy and law which presaged Blackburns 1971 decision; also the presentation of Yolngu land tenure at the land claim hearing, flaws in that presentation and in the courts understanding of it; discusses the religious foundation of land ownership and moral order,concepts of time, interaction between spirit, land and individual, kinship and generational relationships and the use of naming devices to define membership of groups and relationships between people, and relations of groups to land and natural resources; details the management and conservation of land and marine resources; discusses the Yolngu system in the context of anthropological discourse on huntergatherer relations to land and the implications of the Yolngu data for Aboriginal land tenure in general; groups mentioned include Rirratjingu, Djapu, Marrakulu,Ngaymil, Datiwuy, Galpu, Djarrwark, Dhabuyngu, Gumatjj, Dhalwangu, Manggalili, Munyuku, warramiri, Djambarrpuyngu, Wangurri, Madarrpa, Gupapuyngu
Notes Bibliography; p. 246-256; Includes index; Map on lining paper
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 246-256
Notes Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Australia -- Gove Peninsula (N.T.)
Land tenure (Yolngu law)
Yolngu (Australian people) -- Land tenure -- Australia -- Gove Peninsula (N.T.)
Yolngu (Australian people)
Yolngu (Australian people) -- Land tenure.
Author Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
LC no. 46038441
ISBN 0855751630