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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Encounter at Nagalarramba
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During the six weeks that photographer Axel Poignant spent at Nagalarramba, events were guided by his three Aboriginal companions, the Mawng brothers - Lazarus, Lamilami and George Winunguj - and Joseph Mangkudja, who later became the senior Kunibidji landowner of present-day Maningrida, on the opposite side of the river. The story of the encounter, which culminated in a Rom ceremony for Axel, is traced in the central photographic narrative of over 200 photographs, which follows the chronology of Axel's diary.

Roslyn Poignant draws on Axel's journal and Aboriginal reflections to explore the dynamics of the 1952 encounter. She positions the narrative historically and considers the nature of photographic representation, drawing on insights provided by the community's response to Axel's photographs. As Roslyn writes: "This book rests on the fragile bridge that both parties to the original encounter built. From this vantage point it attempts to look both ways: to address two audiences, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal."

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: National Library of Australia , 1996 .
      Extent: vii, 170 p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published with the assistance of the Morris West Trust Fund.
      • Bibliography: p. 168-170.
      • Contains a photographic narrative comprised of over 200 pictures taken by Axel Poignant.
      ISBN: 0642106657

Works about this Work

Story of a Top End Encounter 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 9 October no. 136 1996; (p. 29)

— Review of Encounter at Nagalarramba Axel Poignant , Roslyn Poignant , 1996 single work biography autobiography diary
Story of a Top End Encounter 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 9 October no. 136 1996; (p. 29)

— Review of Encounter at Nagalarramba Axel Poignant , Roslyn Poignant , 1996 single work biography autobiography diary
Last amended 22 Jan 2010 11:21:37
Subjects:
  • Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
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