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Author Ngabidj, Grant, 1904-1977.

Title My country of the pelican dreaming : the life of an Australian Aborigine of the Gadjerong, Grant Ngabidj, 1904-1977 as told to Bruce Shaw
Published Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1981


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  994.295004991 Nga  AVAILABLE
 MELB  994.0049915 N576M  Unavailable C19
Description 202 pages : illustrations, maps, portrait ; 23 cm
Series AIAS new series ; no. 17
AIAS new series ; no. 17
Contents Includes index
Summary Narrative account of Ngabidjs life, including large amounts of information on traditional law and social organisation; relationship to land; location and relationships between Gadjerong, Miriwong, Wunambal, Gidja, Ngarinman, Djaru, Murinbata, Yilngali, Garamau, Wadjagidj, Malak tribal groups; naming, totems, conception, kinship, marriage, initiation; station life and stock work, violent conflicts with whites, Forrest River massacre, relations with police; food, hunting, shelters, didgeridoo; legends, cosmology, magic, sorcery, poisoning, medicine; ceremonies, cults; tribal law, executions, fights and social control; revival of traditional law; introduction by Shaw with historical notes, comments on the narrative and on Aboriginal English; glossary
Analysis Australian Aborigines. Ngabidj, Grant, 1904-1977. Biographies
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages [191]-195
Event 1981
Notes AIAS new series no:17
Subject Ngabidj, Grant, 1904-1977.
Aboriginal Australians -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Kununurra (W.A.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Ethnology -- Australia -- Kununurra (W.A.)
Gadjerong (Australian people) -- Biography.
Gadjerong (Australian people) -- Social conditions.
Gadjerong (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Shaw, Bruce, 1951-
Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
LC no. 82225947
ISBN 0391022180