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Mangarrayi and Yangman Plants and Animals
This book outlines the equally diverse and rich Aboriginal biocultural knowledge associated with the plants, animals and landscape in the magnificent Elsey National Park. It captures the wisdom and knowledge of elders who worked for nearly 20 years to record this heritage.
Big River Country
Elsey Station has long been famous as the setting for We of the Never-Never, Jeannie Gunn’s Australian classic of pioneering outback life. In Big River Country, the Elsey is revealed through the words of the country’s original inhabitants, the Mangarrayi and Yangman people of the Roper River area. Their stories are of creator figures – the barramundi, the brown goshawk, the red parrot – who travelled the region and endowed the country with meaning; they describe clashes and accommodations with the station and its bosses; and speak of hopes for better times to come, when Aboriginal people can ‘fixem up and run everything properly’.
The Devil Devil from Warlok
The Mangarrayi people from Jilkminggan community have chosen to share one of their traditional stories, the tale of The Devil-Devil from Warlok. The Devil-Devil from Warlok is an important Mangarrayi Dreamtime story. This story is traditionally told in the Mangarrayi language and has been translated into English for Sharing Our Stories
Do you want to see non-Indigenous culture through Indigenous eyes? Easy-to-read book complete with simple illustrations.
Why Warriors Lie Down and Die
Why Warriors Lie Down and Die is essential reading for anyone interested in indigenous peoples. It provides hope and new direction for those searching for the answers as to why "the problems" seems to persist in Aboriginal communities. It also offers insights for those who want a greater understanding of the issues involved in achieving true reconciliation. And provides a way forward for anyone working with Indigenous people in Australian. International groups are showing a growing interest in the insights the book provides into the challenges that occur across the cultural divide for all colonized people groups.