Wawarljakurlu : The Man from Wawarlja single work   short story   dreaming story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994... 1994 Wawarljakurlu : The Man from Wawarlja
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'This jukurrpa story of the man Jungarrayi from a place called Wawarlja concerns a man who collected a large number of wives regardless of their kinship affiliations, a practice locally described in English as "marrying people of the wrong skin". For Warlpiri people, for whom the kinship or skin system is pivotal in both social arrangements and in the relationships of people to the land ...'

(Source: Warlpiri Dreamings and Histories, 1994, p. 157)

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