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Red Bucket for the Red Cordial, Green Bucket for the Green Cordial: On the Logic and Logistics of Warlpiri Birthday Parties

Musharbash, Yasmine


Birthday parties are a relatively new occurrence at Yuendumu, a Warlpiri settlement in central Australia. By focusing on the food prepared and consumed at these parties, I examine the ritualised Warlpiri and non-Warlpiri elements of these events, with a particular view to Warlpiri women's creativity in shaping and re-shaping them. I contrast birthday party food from everyday staple foods and so-called 'bush tucker', and analyse these different food types in regard to generational...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Anthropology, The
DOI: 10.1111/j.1835-9310.2004.tb00362.x


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