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Golden dreams: place and mining in the Tanami desert

Elias, Derek J


The Tanami Desert is classed as a semi-desert and covers a large area of land in the central-west of the Northern Territory of Australia as well as a much smaller area of the north-east of Western Australia. The majority of the Tanami Desert has been inhabited by Warlpiri speaking Aboriginal peoples for thousands of years; in their terminology from time immemorial since the creative period, or jukurrpa, that transformed the world from a featureless mass to the form it is today. For Walpiri the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011-06-20
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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