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Berndt, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen) 1918-1994

Overview
Works: 89 works in 372 publications in 2 languages and 7,030 library holdings
Genres: Folklore  History  Juvenile works  Legends  Art  Picture books 
Roles: Editor, Honoree, Other, Correspondent, Translator, Recipient
Classifications: GN665, 572.994
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Publications about Catherine H Berndt
Publications by Catherine H Berndt
Publications by Catherine H Berndt, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Catherine H Berndt
The world of the first Australians; an introduction to the traditional life of the Australian aborigines by Ronald M Berndt( Book )
59 editions published between 1964 and 2000 in English and held by 1,416 libraries worldwide
This book is a classic in the field of Australian Aboriginal Studies. As well as being a comprehensive reference book, covering a wide range of the many traditional societies and cultures that have existed on the Australian continent, it draws together the threads of Aboriginal belief and practice in general terms
The first Australians by Ronald M Berndt( Book )
29 editions published between 1952 and 1974 in English and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Man, land & myth in north Australia; the Gunwinggu people by Ronald M Berndt( Book )
14 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 556 libraries worldwide
Sexual behavior in western Arnhem land by Ronald M Berndt( Book )
25 editions published between 1951 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 423 libraries worldwide
Aboriginal man in Australia by Ronald M Berndt( Book )
15 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 389 libraries worldwide
The speaking land : myth and story in Aboriginal Australia by Ronald M Berndt( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 295 libraries worldwide
From black to white in South Australia by Ronald M Berndt( Book )
15 editions published between 1951 and 1975 in English and held by 289 libraries worldwide
Pheasant and kingfisher : originally told by Nganalgindja in the Gunwinggu language by Catherine H Berndt( Book )
15 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 261 libraries worldwide
Two men escape from danger by turning into birds in this aboriginal myth from Australia which explains how the pheasant and kingfisher came into the world
Aboriginal Australian art : a visual perspective by Ronald M Berndt( Book )
10 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 250 libraries worldwide
Aborigines of the West : their past and their present ( Book )
9 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 242 libraries worldwide
The barbarians: anthropological view by Catherine H Berndt( Book )
2 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and held by 232 libraries worldwide
Arnhem Land : its history and its people by Ronald M Berndt( Book )
13 editions published between 1954 and 1974 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
A world that was : the Yaraldi of the Murray River and the lakes, South Australia by Ronald M Berndt( Book )
8 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 225 libraries worldwide
This extraordinary book, written from material gathered over half a century ago, will almost certainly be the last fine-grained account of traditional Aboriginal life in settled south-eastern Australia. It recreates the world of the Yaraldi group of the Kukabrak or Narrinyeri people of the Lower Murray and Lakes region of South Australia. In 1939 Albert Karloan, a Yaraldi man, urged a young ethnologist, Ronald Berndt, to set up camp at Murray Bridge and to record the story of his people. Karloan and Pinkie Mack, a Yaraldi woman, possessed through personal experience, not merely through hearsay, an all but complete knowledge of traditional life. They were virtually the last custodians of that knowledge and they felt the burden of their unique situation. This book represents their concerted efforts to pass on the story to future generations. For Ronald and Catherine Berndt, this was their first fieldwork together in an illustrious joint career of almost fifty years. During long periods, principally until 1943, they laboured with pencil and paper to put it all down - a far cry from the recording techniques of today's oral historians. Their fieldnotes were worked into a rough draft of what would become, but not until recently, the finished manuscript. The book's range is encyclopaedic and engrossing - sometimes dramatic. It encompasses relations between and among individuals and clan groups, land tenure, kinship, the subsistence economy, trade, ceremony, councils, fighting and warfare, rites of passage from conception to death, myths, and beliefs and practices concerning healing and the supernatural. Not least, it is a record of the dramatic changes following European colonization. A World That Was is a unique contribution to Australia's cultural history. There is simply no comparable body of work, nor is there ever likely to be
Going it alone? : prospects for Aboriginal autonomy : essays in honour of Ronald and Catherine Berndt ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 181 libraries worldwide
This collection of essays in honour of leading anthropologists Ronald and Catherine Berndt has as its central theme Aboriginal autonomy. The contributors examine the relationship between government policies of 'self-management' (and their attendant ideology) and what actually happens in Aboriginal communities. Going it Alone includes biographical information about the Berndts and a select bibliography of their work
Women's changing ceremonies in northern Australia by Catherine H Berndt( Book )
11 editions published in 1950 in 3 languages and held by 179 libraries worldwide
End of an era : aboriginal labour in the Northern Territory by Ronald M Berndt( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Aboriginal Australian art by Ronald M Berndt( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 153 libraries worldwide
Pioneers & settlers : the Aboriginal Australians by Catherine H Berndt( Book )
6 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 125 libraries worldwide
Land of the Rainbow Snake : Aboriginal children's stories and songs from western Arnhem Land by Catherine H Berndt( Book )
4 editions published between 1979 and 1982 in English and held by 124 libraries worldwide
Boys turn into fish, a wild woman and her giant dog look for people to eat, and other wonders occur in these twenty-seven traditional stories from the aborigines of western Arnhem Land, in the Northern Territory of Australia
The barbarians: an anthropological view by Catherine H Berndt( Book )
10 editions published between 1971 and 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 122 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Berndt, C. H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-1994
Berndt, Catherine, 1918-1994
Berndt, Catherine H.
Berndt, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-
Berndt, Catherine Helen
Berndt, Catherine Helen, 1918-
Berndt, Catherine Helen, 1918-1994
Berndt, K. H.
Webb, Catherine H. (Catherine Helen), 1918-1994
Webb, Catherine Helen, 1918-1994
Берндт, К. Х., 1918-1994
Languages
English (261)
French (2)
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