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Sandra Le Brun Holmes Sandra Le Brun Holmes i(A145812 works by)
Born: Established: ca. 1924 New South Wales, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Australian
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1 y separately published work icon Faces in The Sun: Outback Journeys Sandra Le Brun Holmes , Ringwood : Penguin , 1999 Z1848562 1999 single work autobiography
1 y separately published work icon The Goddess and the Moon Man: The Sacred Art of The Tiwi Aborigines Sandra Le Brun Holmes , East Roseville : Craftsman House , 1995 Z1848619 1995 single work non-fiction
1 y separately published work icon Yirawala: Painter of The Dreaming Sandra Le Brun Holmes , Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton Australia , 1992 Z1847143 1992 single work biography

'Internationally acclaimed traditional Aboriginal Australian painter, Yirawala tells of his life and his struggle to prevent Aboriginal sacred paintings being sold overseas, and his fight to protect his tribal lands in his role as elder of the Gunwinggu tribe.' 

1 y separately published work icon Yirawala : Artist and Man Sandra Le Brun Holmes , Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1972 14083511 1972 single work autobiography

Summary: Introduction by Phillip Roberts; brief outline of Aboriginal life, antiquity of human occupation of Australia, origins, religious background to art, adaptation to environment, effects of European contact, social organization; (Arnhem Land) moieties, sections, marriage, breaches of marriage law, division of Labour, spirit beliefs; recounts authors first contacts with Yirawala, gives version of Maung myth, notes on cooking geese, reproduces biographical information on Lazarus Lami-Lamitaken from taped letter, Maung myths; Goulburn Is. mortuary ceremony, spirit beliefs; attitude of Yirawala to mining, prospectors and land; Gunwinggu myth on origin of didgeridoo; account of filming expedition to take Yirawala to home territory; versions of 5 myths - Lumah-lumah, the big Maraian man; Namarrgine, the birdman; Gurgurr, the moon man; Booma-booma, the big man; Namorren, the lightning man, each with reproductions of series of bark paintings with relevant notes in margin; profusely illustrated with examples of Yirawalas paintings.