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White man's dreaming : Killalpaninna Mission, 1866-1915

Author: Christine Stevens
Publisher: Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994.
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The history of the Killalpaninna Mission (1866-1915) is stark and tragic. White Man's Dreaming tells how a group of Lutheran missionaries dominated the Diyari Aborigines of the far north of South Australia. These missionaries - part of the great exodus of Lutherans from Prussia to South Australia after 1838 - were intent on spreading their religious faith to the 'underprivileged heathen' of the New World. With great
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Stevens, Christine, 1946-
White man's dreaming.
Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)606503861
Online version:
Stevens, Christine, 1946-
White man's dreaming.
Melbourne ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1994
(OCoLC)624395898
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christine Stevens
ISBN: 019553574X 9780195535747
OCLC Number: 31762323
Description: xii, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. German Altlutherans --
2. The Diyari --
3. First Contact --
4. Bucaltaninna and the Kolonisten --
5. Flierl the First --
6. Reuther and the Glorious 1890s --
7. Old Rites, New Order and Mission Decline --
8. Linguists and Ethnographers --
9. 'A Scattered Homeless Flock'.
Responsibility: Christine Stevens.
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