The Sacred Site: The Western Arnhem Land Example, Volumes 3-4
Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1969 - Aboriginal Australians - 63 pages
Defines sacredness and importance of sites in the Croker Island, Coburg Peninsula and Murgenella Plain area of the Arnhem Land Reserve; gives detailed information on informants background and lists Margu, Gunwinggu, Jiwadja, Woraidbag, Amurag & Maung as important local affiliations; expression of the social and quasi-social relationships, example given in song from the Wawalag cycle (with free and literal translation), comparison of sites in Murinbata, Aranda & other tribal areas; sketch maps cover 4 sheets divided into 14 sections giving approximate locations for extensive lists of sites with Aboriginal place names; tables give keys to social divisions shown on maps; discussion of preservation of sites and development of the area; proposals for land protection advanced.
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