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y Yorro Yorro : Everything Standing up Alive : Spirit of the Kimberley single work   non-fiction   biography   Indigenous story  
Alternative title: Everything Standing up Alive
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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Stories about the Wandjina creation spirits compiled by Aboriginal elder Mowaljarlai and photographer Jutta Malnic; four other Aboriginal elders assist in elaboration upon Wandjina ancestry to beginning of human existence; creation and renewal of nature; journey to Lejmorro rock paintings; family story of Mowaljarlai and the life of the Wandjina people; mission education; traditional bush existence; Bradshaw rock paintings. - Mura (AIATSIS Collections Catalogue)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 1993 .
      Extent: 226p.
      ISBN: 187564105X 1875641068 (pbk.)
    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2001 .
      Image courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: xviii, 233 p.p.
      Edition info: Rev. and expanded ed.
      Description: col.illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Cover title : Yorro Yorro : Aboriginal creation and the renewal of nature : rock paintings and stories from the Australian Kimberley
      • Includes index.
      ISBN: 1875641726 (pbk)

Works about this Work

BlackWords: Writers on Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 3)

In this essay Heiss not only illustrates the breakdown of stereotypes of what Indigenous relationship with land is, but she showcases the wealth of literature being penned nationally by writers who express the diversity of their experiences of 'country'. Whether it be their traditional lands, places they have chosen to relocate to; those that they or their families were removed to; places that people call home and/or connect to; and those who embrace a physical landscape. An historical, social and political space that renders them specifically and culturally significant to individuals, families and community.

You've Got to Drown in It Nia Emmanouil , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: PAN , no. 11 2014-2015; (p. 41-47)
'The sun hangs low in the sky, a sliver of a new moon chasing it down into the canopies of nearby mangroves. Across the fire Frans rasps a piece of irigirll (Hakea arborescens), shaping it into a boomerang with the same name, irigirll: tree and boomerang are one. We have sat on this same ground many times before, during previous walks of the Lurujarri Dreaming Trail. Does the country here at Wirrar (Barred Creek) remember us? Maybe some places are just right for sitting, sleeping, telling stories, if there is good feeling there.' (Publication abstract)
Australian Indigenous Philosophy Stephen Muecke , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture , June vol. 13 no. 2 2011;
'In his article "Australian Indigenous Philosophy" Stephen Muecke discusses the fact that neither Australian philosophy nor Indigenous Australian philosophy exists as a field of study. Settler Australians have imported their philosophical traditions and have left it up to other disciplines to undertake the translation work of knowledge in the long-lived Indigenous traditions. Here, anthropology, history, and cultural studies have taken up the challenge. Muecke revisits his 2004 book Ancient and Modern: Time, Culture and Indigenous Philosophy in order to refine some of his arguments about philosophical practice and the damaging periodization into "ancient" and "modern" cultures in colonial societies like Australia.' (Editor's abstract)
Untitled Archie Weller , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , December 1993 and January vol. 8 no. 9 1994; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Yorro Yorro : Everything Standing up Alive : Spirit of the Kimberley David Mowaljarlai Jutta Malnic 1993 single work non-fiction biography
Rekindling Stories of The Wandjina 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 16 June no. 53 1993; (p. 17)

— Review of Yorro Yorro : Everything Standing up Alive : Spirit of the Kimberley David Mowaljarlai Jutta Malnic 1993 single work non-fiction biography
'This is a publishing event, a major work by a significant Aboriginal thinker and spokesman for his culture and people, and a photographer/writer who has put nearly 10 years into a project of recording vivid images and their stories from the country of the Wandjina.'
Untitled Archie Weller , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , December 1993 and January vol. 8 no. 9 1994; (p. 24-25)

— Review of Yorro Yorro : Everything Standing up Alive : Spirit of the Kimberley David Mowaljarlai Jutta Malnic 1993 single work non-fiction biography
Rekindling Stories of The Wandjina 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 16 June no. 53 1993; (p. 17)

— Review of Yorro Yorro : Everything Standing up Alive : Spirit of the Kimberley David Mowaljarlai Jutta Malnic 1993 single work non-fiction biography
'This is a publishing event, a major work by a significant Aboriginal thinker and spokesman for his culture and people, and a photographer/writer who has put nearly 10 years into a project of recording vivid images and their stories from the country of the Wandjina.'
Australian Indigenous Philosophy Stephen Muecke , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture , June vol. 13 no. 2 2011;
'In his article "Australian Indigenous Philosophy" Stephen Muecke discusses the fact that neither Australian philosophy nor Indigenous Australian philosophy exists as a field of study. Settler Australians have imported their philosophical traditions and have left it up to other disciplines to undertake the translation work of knowledge in the long-lived Indigenous traditions. Here, anthropology, history, and cultural studies have taken up the challenge. Muecke revisits his 2004 book Ancient and Modern: Time, Culture and Indigenous Philosophy in order to refine some of his arguments about philosophical practice and the damaging periodization into "ancient" and "modern" cultures in colonial societies like Australia.' (Editor's abstract)
BlackWords: Writers on Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 3)

In this essay Heiss not only illustrates the breakdown of stereotypes of what Indigenous relationship with land is, but she showcases the wealth of literature being penned nationally by writers who express the diversity of their experiences of 'country'. Whether it be their traditional lands, places they have chosen to relocate to; those that they or their families were removed to; places that people call home and/or connect to; and those who embrace a physical landscape. An historical, social and political space that renders them specifically and culturally significant to individuals, families and community.

You've Got to Drown in It Nia Emmanouil , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: PAN , no. 11 2014-2015; (p. 41-47)
'The sun hangs low in the sky, a sliver of a new moon chasing it down into the canopies of nearby mangroves. Across the fire Frans rasps a piece of irigirll (Hakea arborescens), shaping it into a boomerang with the same name, irigirll: tree and boomerang are one. We have sat on this same ground many times before, during previous walks of the Lurujarri Dreaming Trail. Does the country here at Wirrar (Barred Creek) remember us? Maybe some places are just right for sitting, sleeping, telling stories, if there is good feeling there.' (Publication abstract)
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