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Issue Details: First known date: 1976... 1976 Love Songs of Arnhem Land
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Notes

    • Contains Preface, Background to the Songs, extensive commentary, Appendixes and Bibliography
    • Songs collected at Yirrkala in 1946-47
    • Translated from various Aboriginal languages
    • Interlinear translations appear in appendixes

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Nelson , 1976 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 1i"Erecting forked sticks and rafters, posts for the floor, making the roof of the hut like a sea-eagle's nest:", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt (translator), 1976 single work poetry (p. 49)
Goulburn Island Song Cycle, Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt (translator), 1976 sequence poetry (p. 49-71)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 2i"There is framework, the rafters and door of the hut.", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt (translator), 1976 single work poetry (p. 50-51)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 3i"Get the clapping sticks and the didjeridu, for we feel the urge for enjoyment.", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 52-53)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 4i"Take clay and coloured ochres, and put them on!", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 53)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 5i"They grasp the padded fighting-bags, holding them in their mouths...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 54)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 6i"They have thrown aside their branches: the wind flings them into the cabbage palm foliage...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 55)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 7i"Hang up the basket, the padded fighting bag: put it onto the post,", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 55-56)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 8i"Preparing strips of pandanus leaf, making the ball bags...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 56)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 9i"Girls take up their strings, to make 'cat's-cradles', girls from the Burara and Gunwinggu tribes...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 57)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 10i"The bird saw the young Burara girls, twisting their strings, making string figures.", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 58)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 11i"They saw the young girls twisting their strings, Goulburn Island", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 59)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 12i"They seize the young girls of the western tribes, with their swaying", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 59)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 13i"Ejaculating into their vaginas -- young girls of the western tribes.", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 60)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 14i"Blood is running down from the men's penes, men from Goulburn Islands...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 61)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 15i"They talked together, we heard them speaking the western language:", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 63-64)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 16i"Get the spears, for we feel like playing!", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 64)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 17i"The pheasant cries out from the door of its nest...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 64-65)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 18i"They take the fighting clubs, standing them upright...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 65)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 19i"From those fighting clubs, assembled in rows, come the western clouds...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry (p. 66)

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Last amended 24 Jul 2007 11:00:59
Subjects:
  • Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Yirrkala, Gove Peninsula, East Arnhem Land, Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
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