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'The Pilbara is not a part of Australia that gets much attention in the literature. Of the traditional languages of the region we know little, and of the songs we know less. There is Carl Georg von Brandenstein’s book of song poetry, Taruru (Brandenstein & Thomas 1974), which includes some Ngarla songs and other, more recent, recordings of song performances from the region to the west by Mike Burns and by the filmmakers Frank Rijevec and Noellene Harrison. Ngarla songs provides some 68 song texts in Ngarla, with English translations. Ngarla is the language of Port Hedland and east past the De Grey River for which little has been recorded beyond a dictionary (Brown et al. 1991).'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 2 2004 Z1187959 2004 periodical issue

    'In this issue of Australian Aboriginal Studies we present a diversity of articles. Michael Rowland considers the revival of the caricature of the ‘noble savage’— or ‘ecologically noble savage’ existing in harmony with nature—that he has identified in some recent publications on environmental issues, and discusses negative implications of the concept. In doing so, he faces the possibility that such a critique might be seen as an attack on indigeneity, but is bolstered by the observation that his criticisms are shared by some Indigenous Australian scholars.'  (Editorial introduction)

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