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Dreamings and connections to country : among the Ngaanyatjarra and Pintupi of the Australian western desert

Brooks, David William


In broad terms, this thesis has a two-fold aim. Firstly, it is a study of Aboriginal connectedness to country over a large area of the Australian Western Desert, sufficiently large that it embraces the main country of two recognised desert peoples, the Ngaanyatjarra and the Pintupi. This breadth of coverage enables me to undertake a comparison in respect to certain aspects of culture, social organisation and the relationship to land. There have previously been few detailed studies of these...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d51431865034
Embargoed until: 2021-05-02
Access Rights: Restricted access


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