Designing for Warlpiri household types

Paradies, Shirley. (2005). Designing for Warlpiri household types B.A. Thesis, School of Geography, Planning & Env Management, The University of Queensland.

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Author Paradies, Shirley.
Thesis Title Designing for Warlpiri household types
School, Centre or Institute School of Geography, Planning & Env Management
Institution The University of Queensland
Publication date 2005-01-01
Thesis type B.A. Thesis
Supervisor Prof Paul Memmott
Total pages 48
Language eng
Subjects 1201 Architecture
Formatted abstract

For years the Aboriginal people of Australia have been forced to conform into a non-traditional environment through the provision of European style housing into their remote communities. This has had enormous impact on the people of the Warlpiri language group. It has affected the cultural balance that once sat solid within the traditional socio-spatial camp structure. The traditional layout of the camp layout addressed many cultural laws and behaviours. It provided the platform that enabled the Warlpiri Indigenous people to live uninhibited. There may be a risk of the Aboriginal people losing the knowledge of their Indigenous culture through lack of familiarity and understanding. This thesis attempts to identify problematic areas within the Indigenous Warlpiri household that have restricted the traditional cultural practices and behaviours to be carried into the household of today.

By identifying the issues raised, it is hoped that future designs will enhance, rather than inhibit, the lives of the Warlpiri language group.

Keyword Walpiri household
Warlpiri Indigenous

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