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Ayers Rock; its people, their beliefs, and their art

Author: Charles P Mountford
Publisher: Adelaide] Rigby [1977, ©1965]
Series: Seal books
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [Amended edView all editions and formats
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Amended edition; omission of chapters on rock engraving and sacred objects from 1st edition (1965); brief survey of territorial grouping, kinship, material culture, and economic life of Pitjandjara; details of mythological associations of Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Mt Olga (Katatjuta); creation beliefs; myths concerning; animals, birds, dingo /dog, eagle, emu, lizards, material culture, plants, snakes, wallaby; see  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles P Mountford
ISBN: 0727002155 9780727002150
OCLC Number: 6844898
Description: xii, 196 pages illustrations 18 cm.
Contents: Pt 1 : The Pitjandjara and their lands : The tribal land --
Hunting and food-gathering equipment --
Means of gaining a livelihood in the desert --
The tribal organisation --
Pt 2 : The beliefs of the Pitjandjara --
The creation beliefs --
The topography of Ayers Rock --
The myths of Ayers Rock : the carpet-snakes, Kunia, and the venomous snakes Liru; the hare wallabies, mala and the spirit dingo, Kulpunya; the lizard-men, Kandju and Linga; the marsupial moles, Itjari-tjari; the man and woman, Kadidi; the sleepy-lizard man, Meta-lungana; The Willy-wagtail woman, Tjinderi-tjinderiba; the mythical snake, Wanambi --
Pt 3: The art of Ayers Rock: the art of the cave paintings.
Series Title: Seal books
Responsibility: [by] Charles P. Mountford.

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Amended edition; omission of chapters on rock engraving and sacred objects from 1st edition (1965); brief survey of territorial grouping, kinship, material culture, and economic life of Pitjandjara; details of mythological associations of Ayers Rock (Uluru) and Mt Olga (Katatjuta); creation beliefs; myths concerning; animals, birds, dingo /dog, eagle, emu, lizards, material culture, plants, snakes, wallaby; see first edition for original annotation.

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