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y separately published work icon Flinders Ranges Dreaming anthology   prose   dreaming story   Indigenous story  
Note: In association with the Nepabunna Aboriginal Schooland the Adnyamathanha people of the Flinders Ranges, South Australia
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Flinders Ranges Dreaming
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Flinders Ranges Dreaming is an extensive collection of the traditional stories of the Adnyamathanha people of the Northern Flinders Ranges and adjacent plains. It contains over fifty stories and as many photographs and maps. It was initiated by Adnyamathanha young people who feared that they were in danger of losing their stories forever.

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Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to the memory of Annie Coulthard who laboured unstintingly to her last days so that these stories of the land could be made accessible to the generations of Adnyamathanha who would succeeed her, knowing that she may have been the only person who knew them in depth, and believing that they were something infinitely worth preserving for all time.
  • Site record of the 290 place references in this work giving English and Yura Ngawarla names, location, associated myths, ownership, condition and recommendations for management. Can be seen in:

    Tunbridge, Dorothy and Nepabunna Aboriginal School. Flinders Ranges Dreaming sites record. Aboriginal Studies Press: Canberra, 1991.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:Aboriginal Studies Press for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Imprimaturi"This is our country-Adnyamathanha people's. Adnyamathanha people lived here before white people came.", Claude Demell , single work criticism (p. vii)
[Untitled]i"My people all dead.", Dorothy Tunbridge , single work short story non-fiction Indigenous story (p. xii)
Adambara and Artapudapuda, Annie Coulthard , Terrence Coulthard , single work prose dreaming story (p. 3)
Akurra at Yaki, Annie Coulthard , single work prose dreaming story (p. 6)
Akurra at Karldinha, Geoffrey Coulthard , single work prose dreaming story (p. 8)
Akkura at Widapa Awi, Annie Coulthard , Gertie Johnson , single work prose dreaming story (p. 9)
Akurra at the Talc Mines, Annie Coulthard , Lynch Ryan , single work prose dreaming story (p. 10)
Artapudapuda and His Nephews, C. P. Mountford , Annie Coulthard , single work prose dreaming story (p. 12-13)
Arta-Wararlpanha, Les Wilton , single work prose dreaming story (p. 15)
Artunyi the Seven Sisters, C. P. Mountford , Molly Wilton , single work prose dreaming story (p. 16)
Awi-Irtanha the Mistletoe Eater, Pearl McKenzie , single work prose dreaming story (p. 17)
How Boning Began, Lynch Ryan , single work prose dreaming story (p. 18)
Journey's End, Les Wilton , single work prose dreaming story (p. 18)
The Cannibalistic Father, Molly Wilton , single work prose dreaming story (p. 19-20)
The Diver and the Duck, Montie Wilton , Martha Wilton , single work prose dreaming story (p. 21)
The Dove's Grinding Stones, C. P. Mountford , Annie Coulthard , single work prose dreaming story (p. 22)
The Eagle and the Crows, Annie Coulthard , Rufus Wilton , single work prose dreaming story

'A long time ago there lived an eagle call Wildu who had two nephews call Wakarla (the crows). Wildu was always telling the Wakarla what they could and could not do, and they did not like it...'

(p. 24-29)
The Emu and the Rat, C. P. Mountford , Lynch Ryan , Rhoda Ryan , single work prose dreaming story (p. 30-31)
The Emu and the Turkey, May Wilton , Violet Wilton , single work prose dreaming story (p. 33-34)
The Euro and the Kangaroo, Elsie Jackson , single work prose dreaming story (p. 35, 38)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English
Notes:
Text in Yura Ngawarla and English.

Works about this Work

White Journeys into Black Country Tracy Spencer , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing 2010; (p. 149-161)

'Rebecca Forbes and Jim Page were English immigrants who lived and died amongst the Adnyamathanha people of the northern Flinders Ranges in the first half of the twentieth century. The first time I saw their two graves there - just the two of them, on their own up the hill, a little above the community at Nepabunna - I asked the obvious question: How did they come to be there? The journeys involved in these trajectories - immigration from England to Australia, migration from the coast to the inland - are the focus of this paper.' (Author's introduction, 149)

[Review Essay] Flinders Ranges Dreaming John W. Harris , 1991 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 1991; (p. 86-88)

'Inhaadi ngalpurlaru yarta— Adnyamatharu. Inhanga Adnyamathanha ikaanggu, adi udnyuidla yanaanggata. (This is our country—Adnyamathanha people's. Adnyamathanha people lived here before the white men came.) Thus begins the imprimatur of a senior Adnyamathanha elder, Claude Demell, to Dorothy Tunbridge's beautiful book, Flinders Ranges Dreaming. This book is about Yura yarta, he tells us, Aboriginal country, his people's country-)'. Here are its stories. They aren't secret. We want you to know them.'  (Introduction)

Untitled 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Aboriginal Child at School , October/November vol. 17 no. 5 1989; (p. 42-44)

— Review of Flinders Ranges Dreaming 1988 anthology prose ; Turning the Tide : A Personal History of the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders Faith Bandler , 1989 single work autobiography
Untitled 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The Aboriginal Child at School , October/November vol. 17 no. 5 1989; (p. 42-44)

— Review of Flinders Ranges Dreaming 1988 anthology prose ; Turning the Tide : A Personal History of the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders Faith Bandler , 1989 single work autobiography
White Journeys into Black Country Tracy Spencer , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing 2010; (p. 149-161)

'Rebecca Forbes and Jim Page were English immigrants who lived and died amongst the Adnyamathanha people of the northern Flinders Ranges in the first half of the twentieth century. The first time I saw their two graves there - just the two of them, on their own up the hill, a little above the community at Nepabunna - I asked the obvious question: How did they come to be there? The journeys involved in these trajectories - immigration from England to Australia, migration from the coast to the inland - are the focus of this paper.' (Author's introduction, 149)

[Review Essay] Flinders Ranges Dreaming John W. Harris , 1991 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 1991; (p. 86-88)

'Inhaadi ngalpurlaru yarta— Adnyamatharu. Inhanga Adnyamathanha ikaanggu, adi udnyuidla yanaanggata. (This is our country—Adnyamathanha people's. Adnyamathanha people lived here before the white men came.) Thus begins the imprimatur of a senior Adnyamathanha elder, Claude Demell, to Dorothy Tunbridge's beautiful book, Flinders Ranges Dreaming. This book is about Yura yarta, he tells us, Aboriginal country, his people's country-)'. Here are its stories. They aren't secret. We want you to know them.'  (Introduction)

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