My Country of the Pelican Dreaming: The Life of an Australian Aborigine of the Gadjerong, Grant Ngabidj, 1904-1977 as Told to Bruce Shaw

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Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1981 - Aboriginal Australians - 202 pages
Narrative account of Ngabidjs life, including large amounts of information on traditional law and social organisation; relationship to land; location and relationships between Gadjerong, Miriwong, Wunambal, Gidja, Ngarinman, Djaru, Murinbata, Yilngali, Garamau, Wadjagidj, Malak tribal groups; naming, totems, conception, kinship, marriage, initiation; station life and stock work, violent conflicts with whites, Forrest River massacre, relations with police; food, hunting, shelters, didgeridoo; legends, cosmology, magic, sorcery, poisoning, medicine; ceremonies, cults; tribal law, executions, fights and social control; revival of traditional law; introduction by Shaw with historical notes, comments on the narrative and on Aboriginal English; glossary.

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Introduction
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Orthography
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Country
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