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A place for strangers : towards a history of Australian Aboriginal being

Author: Tony Swain
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Many of the elements ascribed to traditional Aboriginal beliefs and practices are the result of contact with external peoples -- Melanesians and Indonesians, as well as Europeans. This provocative book is the first detailed and continent wide study of the impact of outsiders on Australian Aboriginal worldviews. "A place for strangers" investigates Aboriginal myth, ritual, cosmology and philosophy, and also examines  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Tony Swain
ISBN: 0521430054 9780521430050 0521446910 9780521446914
OCLC Number: 26542619
Description: xi, 303 pages : maps ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Worlds to endure --
2. Songs of a wayfarer --
3. A new sky hero from a conquered land --
4. Our mother from northern shores --
5. From the mother to the millennium --
Map 1 Cultural blocs within Aboriginal Australia --
Map 2 Cape York Peninsula, Gulf of Carpentaria --
Map 3 South-east Australia --
Map 4 Central-north Australia --
Map 5 Pastoral areas.
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