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Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 [Review Essay] A World That Was : The Yaraldi of the Murray River and the Lakes, South Australia
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'This book is published in fulfilment of a promise made by Ronald and Catherine Berndt to their Aboriginal friends of the Lower Murray River area of South Australia. The promise was that the social history of the Narrinyeri people would be made available to their descendants and to all Australians. For the Berndts, the fieldwork, undertaken in 1939, 1942 and 1943, was among their first encounters with indigenous Australians. It is sad that its publication is among their last. Ronald Berndt died in 1990 before the manuscript was published. Catherine Berndt survived her husband to write the acknowledgements for the book, but she too died in 1994.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 1 1994 11962738 1994 periodical issue

    'Readers may notice the higher profile of book reviews in this and the last issue of Australian Aboriginal Studies. They have approximately doubled in comparison with previous issues, reflecting in part the ever-increasing range as well as number of publications relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies. It also reflects the hard work of the book review editors, Dr Tamsin Donaldson and Dr Graeme Ward . To assist readers, the titles reviewed are listed and classified by subject at the beginning of the Book Reviews section. Reinstated is the listing of books received and not yet reviewed. Inevitably, some books are never reviewed, either because a reviewer cannot be found for them, their content is not centrally Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander studies, or too much time has elapsed since they were published. In the current issue, we have initiated Book Notes in which the contents of books not reviewed are summarised.'  (Editorial introduction)

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