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Max Harrison Max Harrison i(A109147 works by) (a.k.a. Max Dulumunmun Harrison; Djarla Dulumunmun)
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Yuin ; Aboriginal
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'Max Dulumunmun Harrison or Djarla Dulumunmun, an initiated Yuin man, grew up on the South Coast of NSW as part of a close community where some boys and young men were still selected for initiation into ancient ways. As an adult, seeing the widespread marginalisation of his people and lack of acceptance of traditional teachings began what has become his life's work- providing a way for others to understand Aboriginal culture.

Over the past three decades, he has taken thousands of people onto country- teaching international students, architects, environmentalists, government ministers and advisers, medical researchers and practitioners his traditional culture. He has been consulted by governments on land rights issues and shared the podium at major events with spiritual leaders from around the world (including the Dalai Lama).' Source: My People's Dreaming: An Aboriginal Elder Speaks on Life, Land, Spirit and Forgiveness (2009)

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y separately published work icon My People's Dreaming : An Aboriginal Elder Speaks on Life, Land, Spirit and Forgiveness Sydney : Finch , 2009 Z1648413 2009 single work life story (taught in 3 units) 'The teachings I reveal in this book are the living treasures of my life. The traditional knowledge I talk about includes Creation Dreaming, bush lore, foods and healing, laws and punishment, spirituality and relationship to the land. These are some of the things taught to me by my teachers, my masters. And I will never forget them. They made me look at the Mother with ancient eyes. Not mine. But with ancient eyes and now it is my turn to pass on what I know.' Source: My People's Dreaming: An Aboriginal Elder Speaks on Life, Land, Spirit and Forgiveness (2009)
2007 winner Rona Tranby Award
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