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Brian Geytenbeek Brian Geytenbeek i(A80078 works by) (a.k.a. B. Geytenbeek; Brian Burnet Geytenbeek)
Born: Established: 1933 South Australia, ;
Gender: Male
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'Brian Burnet Geytenbeek was born on a farm...He and his wife were among the founding members of the Australian Aborigines Branch of the Summer Institute of Linguistics, and were field linguists with that organisation for forty-one years.'

Geytenbeek has worked with several language groups including the Bundjalang people of New South Wales and the residents of the Tjalku Wara Aboriginal Community near Port Hedland. Source: Ngarla Songs (2003)

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y separately published work icon Ngarla Songs Fremantle : Fremantle Press Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre , 2003 Z1091225 2003 anthology lyric/song biography essay

'Ngarla Songs is a unique bilingual presentation of sixty-eight anecdotal songs composed by Ngarla people. They describe the thrill of the hunt, the wonder of whales and other events and life experiences as seen through Ngarla eyes.

...These cameos of everyday life in the Pilbara have been written down, translated and recorded in English. Alexander Brown and Brian Geytenbeek have worked together for ten years to capture the wit, wisdom and vibrancy expressed in these songs.' (Source: Fremantle Press website)

2005 winner Australian Centre Literary Awards The Kate Challis RAKA Award Poetry
2004 winner Brencorp Prize for Poetry
2003 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Poetry
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