'Memories in the Landscape': The Role of Performance in Naming, Knowing, and Claiming Yanyuwa Country

Mackinlay, Elizabeth (2006) 'Memories in the Landscape': The Role of Performance in Naming, Knowing, and Claiming Yanyuwa Country. Journal of Australian Studies, 86 83-90.

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Author Mackinlay, Elizabeth
Title 'Memories in the Landscape': The Role of Performance in Naming, Knowing, and Claiming Yanyuwa Country
Journal name Journal of Australian Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0314-769X
1444-3058
1835-6419
Publication date 2006
Volume 86
Start page 83
End page 90
Total pages 8
Editor L. Dale
M. Henderson
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld
Publisher University of Queensland
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
379902 Aboriginal Studies
370300 Anthropology
750805 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage
750902 Understanding the pasts of other societies
2103 Historical Studies
Formatted abstract
Yanyuwa people of the remote community of Borroloola in the southwest Gulf region of the Northern Territory traditionally identify themselves as island or saltwater people. In their culture, there is an important category of public unrestricted song performance that concerns the actions of human ancestors, relationships between people and relationships between people and their environment.
Keyword Ethnomusicology
Music -- Social aspects
Yanyuwa (Australian people) -- History
Yanyuwa (Australian people) -- Social conditions
Yanyuwa language
Aboriginal Australians -- Rites and ceremonies
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs
Interpersonal relations
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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