Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 People of the Rivermouth : the Joborr Texts of Frank Gurrmanamana
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This book and CD-ROM are based on 20 texts created by Frank Gurrmanamana in 1960 to explain to anthropologist Les Hiatt the protocols and etiquette of Anbarra society. They follow an imagined life from birth through boyhood, to marriage and to death. The texts are published here in Gidjingarli and English. The CD-ROM presents them in spoken form, and provides a vast body of information about the Anbarra people, their culture, history, land and environment to help us understand the complex world into which we are invited. This publication maintains the ongoing collaboration in research of Frank Gurrmanamana and his family and is a unique account of traditional life, published at a time of immense social change.

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[Review Essay] People of the Rivermouth : The Joborr Texts of Frank Gurrmanamana Peter Toner , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2002; (p. 91-93)

'Every once in a while, a scholarly work comes along which, by its very innovation, resists comparison with existing works in the same field. People of the Rivermouth is, I consider, such a work. Taking as its foundation a series of texts developed by Anbarra elder Frank Gurrmanamana (itself an innovative and important enough move), People of the Rivermouth is an interactive, multimedia project which combines those texts with historical and ethnographic material on the Anbarra, and biographical material on the unique relationship between Gurrmanamana and his anthropological collaborator, Les Hiatt. The texts become both a metaphorical and an actual narrative thread which ties together the project’s many and varied elements.'  (Introduction)

[Review Essay] People of the Rivermouth : The Joborr Texts of Frank Gurrmanamana Peter Toner , 2002 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2002; (p. 91-93)

'Every once in a while, a scholarly work comes along which, by its very innovation, resists comparison with existing works in the same field. People of the Rivermouth is, I consider, such a work. Taking as its foundation a series of texts developed by Anbarra elder Frank Gurrmanamana (itself an innovative and important enough move), People of the Rivermouth is an interactive, multimedia project which combines those texts with historical and ethnographic material on the Anbarra, and biographical material on the unique relationship between Gurrmanamana and his anthropological collaborator, Les Hiatt. The texts become both a metaphorical and an actual narrative thread which ties together the project’s many and varied elements.'  (Introduction)

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