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M̀ewal is Merri's name' : form and ambiguity in Marrangu cosmology, North Central Arnhem Land

Elliott, Craig


This thesis examines two spirit concepts, Merri and Mewal, in a north-central Arnhem Land cosmology. My broad objective is to write on the content and organisation of Aboriginal cosmology and the relationship of spirit concepts to the sensible world. The research is based on six months fieldwork in 1989-90 at two outstations, Galawdjapin and Gattji (see Map 1.1 ). My aim prior to fieldwork was to record and analyse a genre of song belonging to the Marrangu people. I wanted to see how the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-08-22
Type: Thesis (Masters)


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