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Time & tide in the Crocodile Islands : change and continuity in Yan-nhangu marine identity

James, Bentley

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This is the first broad ranging ethnography of the Yan-nhangu people of the Crocodile Islands and Arafura Sea of Australia's northeast Arnhem Land. The Yan-nhangu are a previously unexamined sociolinguistic group of the Yolnu people. This thesis depicts Yan-nhangu links to their sea country through evidence and anecdote gathered by participation in the everyday practices of island life. The ocean is focal, both as a physical space and as a mental map inscribed with cosmic meaning. In its...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/10927

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