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Something about emus : Bininj stories from Western Arnhem land.

Author: Murray Garde
Publisher: Chicago : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2017.
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Garde, Murray.
Something about emus : Bininj stories from Western Arnhem land.
Chicago : Aboriginal Studies Press, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Murray Garde
ISBN: 9781925302110 1925302113
OCLC Number: 991569095
Description: 1 online resource (187 pages)
Contents: List of Contributors; Acknowledgments; Introduction; Reading and writing Bininj Kunwok words; A guide to pronunciation; Vowels; Diphthongs; Consonants; Long stops and short stops; Hyphens; PART I: Talking about emus; Chapter 1 Bininj Elder Jimmy Kalarriya talks about emus with Peter Biless Nabarlambarl and Don Nakad; Where do we find her, the emu?; Emus and water; Emu's predators; What emus do during the day; Reproduction; Emu nesting; Hunting emus; Emus and fire; Chapter 2 Jack Nawilil and Jimmy Kalarriya talk about emus at Bolkdjam Outstation. Names, social classification of emus, emu clans and sites of significanceWhere they go and what they eat; Predators; Emu movements; Reproduction; Diet; More on movements; Preparing and cooking emus; Dividing the meat; Burning country: fire and emus; Emu population change; Emus and fruit gathering; Emu gender; Chapter 3 Mick Kubarkku and family from Yikarrakkal talk about emus; Predators; Nesting and hatching the chicks; Diet; Emu scats; Chapter 4 Jack Djandjomerr and Josie Maralngurra talk about emus at Kabulwarnamyo Outstation; Emu diet --
food and water; Gender and reproduction. More on emu dietEmus and fire; Hunting emus; Chapter 5 George Djandjomerr talks about emus at Manabudduma; Emu and her names; Habitat; Predators; Emu gender; Emu movements; The emus near Marlkawo --
diet, fire, vocalisations; Emus, fire and hunting; Cooking emus; Chapter 6 Lofty Bardayal Nadjamerrek and Mary Kolkiwarra talk about emus at Kabulwarnamyo Outstation; Emu gender; Habitat; Emus and water; Emus and predators; Emu movements; Emu reproduction; Emu eggs and cultural taboos; Emu diet; Emus and fire; Hunting emus; Life in the bush hunting emus and other animals. PART II: Three greedy emu stories Nicholas Evans, with Toby Gangali and Jimmy Kalarriya NamarnyilkIntroduction; Toby Gangali's version; Commentary on Toby Gangali's version; Jimmy Kalarriya's Kundedjnjenghmi version; Dalabon version by Jack Chadum and Don Bunindjawa; Conclusion; References; Acknowledgments; Part III: Cooking an emu in an underground oven at Mumeka Jon Altman; The Photos: Ngabenbimmey 'I took photos of them'; Notes from my field diary; 21 November 1979 to 20 January 1980; From Field Notebook No. 3, 3 January 1980 to 14 March 1980; Some contemporary commentary; Appendix 1. Collated by Wendy Telfer and Murray Garde: summary of information about emus Plants Eaten by Emus as Reported by Bininj in Western and Central Arnhem Land; Appendix 2; Dalabon, anthropologists and the greedy emu story; Appendix 3; Bininj Kunwok and other language names and associated information for emus in Arnhem Land; Appendix 4; Skin names or subsections in Western Arnhem Land ; Explanation.

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