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Where the clouds stand: Australian Aboriginal relationships to water, place, and the Marine environment in Blue Mud Bay, Northern Territory

Barber, Marcus


This thesis explores the relationships between people, water, and places in the everyday life of the Yolngu people of Yilpara in northeast Arnhem Land. In the Yolngu world, a sophisticated understanding of the fluid and dynamic relationships between fresh and saltwater is given a greater priority than the division of the coast into land and sea. These waters are continually moving and mixing, both underground and on the surface, across an area that stretches from several kilometers inland to...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d78da14735de


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