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'In the month of July, 1876, Western Aranda resident in the area marked out by Ltalaltuma, Emalkna, Ljaba and Roulbmaulbma — the area west of Uruna now called Missionary Plain, and bordered to the north by the Western MacDonnells — may have sighted the first European settlers on their lands. It was during this time that a forward party from a Lutheran mission group set out from Dalhousie Springs, some 285 miles south, to inspect the mission lease along either side of the Finke River complex (Bowman n.d.:68-9). It was about a year later that the main party arrived via Owen Spring, the first cattle lease established in Central Australia. Initially they travelled to the area south of Jalpalpa, now known as Glen Helen. Then the Lutherans travelled south, to a point on the Finke below Ntaria waterhole. They sank a well and determined to build their community there; at the place they would call 'Hermannsburg'. ' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Oceania vol. 65 no. 2 December 1994 12248056 1994 periodical issue

    'Discusses the issue of the supposed absence of historical consciousness among traditionally oriented Aborigines. Review of J. Hill and T. Turner's attempts to define the difference between myth and history; Discourse on some narratives of colonization from Western New South Wales; Analysis of some Aboriginal stories about Captain Cook.' (Introduction)

    pg. 131-150
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131-150 Narratives of the Encounter at Ntariasmall AustLit logo Oceania
  • Hermannsburg / Ntaria, South West Northern Territory, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
  • 1876
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