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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 The Making of a Simpson Desert Clever Man
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'Across Aboriginal Australia there is a category of people, both men and women, who use a combination of medicinal plants, physical manipulation and energetic and psychic healing in providing ‘health care services’ to their community. They play an important social role, covering the domains of medical practitioner and psychologist, as well as spirit medium and exorcist. While the names for this category naturally vary across language groups (e.g. Wangkangurru minparu, Diyari kunki, Pitjantjatjara ngangkari), in English these people are consistently referred to as ‘doctors’ or ‘clever people’.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Language Land and Song : Studies in Honour of Luise Hercus Peter Austin (editor), Harold Koch (editor), Jane Simpson (editor), Australia : Endangered Languages Publishing , 2017 15316152 2017 anthology criticism biography

    'The contributors to this book highlight current practice in language documentation, drawing on insights from anthropology, digital humanities, education, ethnography, history, linguistics and musicology. The book shows how the value of this multi-faceted documentation has become clear over the last 50 years.' (Publication summary)

    Australia : Endangered Languages Publishing , 2017
    pg. 344-357
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