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The old people told us: verbal art in Western Arnhem Land

Carroll, Peter J.


AIM This thesis is based on a collection of stories (most of which relate to bark paintings), that were told to me by speakers of the Kunwinjku language of the Northern Territory of Australia. My objective is to show that these particular stories have an important role in the transmission of Kunwinjku culture. I do this by seeking to understand the stories and how they are used by Kunwinjku people. I first consider the stories in the original Kunwinjku language; secondly I relate the stories...[Show more]

CollectionsANU North Australia Research Unit (NARU)
Type: Thesis (PhD)(non-ANU)
Access Rights: Open Access


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