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Author Morphy, Howard.

Title Journey to the crocodile's nest : an accompanying monograph to the film Madarrpa Funeral at Gurka'wuy / Howard Morphy ; afterword by Ian Dunlop
Published Canberra : Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1984

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Description xi, 160 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 19 x 24 cm
Series AIAS new series ; no. 44
AIAS new series ; no. 44
Contents Includes index
Summary Interpretive account of childs funeral at Gurkawuy outstation, Trial Bay; Yolngu social organisation (particularly clan formation and marriage); contact history; outline of religious beliefs including relationship to ancestors, land, law role of songs, dances and painting; attitudes to death and mourning; concept of souls; mortuary practices (including change); names of participants; detailed account of the ceremony; meaning of ritual episodes; sociological analysis of relationships between participants; choice and decision in ceremony construction; Afterword by Ian Dunlop separately annotated
Analysis Yolngu (Australian people) Funeral customs and rites
Yolngu (Australian people) Social life and customs
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 153-154
Notes AIAS new series no:44
Subject Maymuru, Narritjin.
Madarrpa funeral at Gurka'wuy (Motion picture)
Aboriginal Australians -- Funeral customs and rites -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Funeral customs and rites -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Aboriginal Australians -- Funeral customs and rites.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Rites and ceremonies.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.) -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Arnhem Land
Aboriginal Australians -- Funeral customs and rites.
Yolngu (Australian people) -- Funeral customs and rites -- Australia -- Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Yolngu (Australian people) -- Funeral customs and rites.
Yolngu (Australian people) -- Social life and customs.
Author Dunlop, Ian, 1927-
Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
LC no. 84132400
ISBN 0391030345
0855751487
OTHER TI Madarrpa funeral at Gurka'wuy (Motion picture)
Other Titles Madarrpa funeral at Gurka'wuy