Dyirbal Song Poetry : the Oral Literature of an Australian Rainforest People

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University of Queensland Press, 1996 - Aboriginal Australian poetry - 367 pages
Words with interlinear glosses of 124 songs in Girramay, Jirrbal, Gulngay, Jirru, Mamu, some with musical transcriptions; linguistic and musical analysis of five song styles - Gama and Marrga styles performed at corroborees and lovesong styles Jangala, Burran and Gaynyil; notes on vocabulary, grammar and phonology; brief history of Dyirbal people and effects of contacts with Europeans after 1864 when Cardwell established; survival of Murray Upper community.

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