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Contemporary ritual practice in an Aboriginal settlement: The Warlpiri Kurdiji ceremony

Curran, Georgia


Based on fieldwork undertaken in Yuendumu, Central Australia from 2005 to 2008, this thesis is an ethnography of the place of singing and ceremony in the contemporary Warlpiri world. Core to religious life, 'traditional' ceremonies and their associated songlines have always been an important aspect of Warlpiri identity as they link people to their kin, country and Dreamings. Over the last few decades there has been a decline in the learning contexts and opportunities for the performance of many...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013-03-26
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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