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y separately published work icon Gong-wapitja : Women and Art from Yirrkala, Northeast Arnhem Land anthology   autobiography   prose   poetry   dreaming story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Gong-wapitja : Women and Art from Yirrkala, Northeast Arnhem Land
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'Contemporary women artists of the Yirrkala community in Northeast Arnhem Land create a wide variety of art and craft, from feathered string for ceremonies to large-scale murals for public buildings and their works are represented in many public and private collections.'

'Gong-Wapitja, with its informative Introduction, is a beautifully written and illustration survey of the art forms and choice of imagery of the female artists.'

'The gon-wapitja or digging stick of the title represents the role of women and their knowledge of and relationship to the land. It also stands for the sacred digging sticks carried by the Djan'kawu Sisters, the ancestral creators who used them to give life to all things in the world.' (Source: Publisher's website)


* Contents derived from the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,:Aboriginal Studies Press , 1998 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Story about Her Life from Laklak, Laklak Marika , single work autobiography (p. 12-14)
A Story about the Past from Ganal and Nyungungu, Ganal Marawili , Nyangungu Marawili , single work autobiography (p. 21-22)
A Story about Nyapililngu from Naminapu, Naminapu Maymuru , single work autobiography (p. 23-24)
Story from Gaymala, Gaymala Yunupingu , single work autobiography (p. 27-28)
Story from Dopiya, Dopiya Yunupingu , single work autobiography (p. 28-29)
Story from Djolu, Djolu Yunupingu , single work autobiography (p. 29-30)
Story from Gulumbu, Gulumbu Yunupingu , single work autobiography (p. 30-40)
The Two who Created the World, Dhuwarrwarr Marika , Gawiny Ganambarr , Rarriwuy Guramu Marika , single work prose dreaming story (p. 41-44)
Story from Dhuwarrwarr, Dhuwarrwarr Marika , single work autobiography (p. 44-46)
Story from Rarriwuy, Rarriwuy Guramu Marika , single work autobiography (p. 46-48)
[Untitled]i"When I was eight or nine,", Rarriwuy Guramu Marika , single work poetry (p. 47-48)
Story from Gawiny, Gawiny Ganambarr , single work autobiography (p. 48-49)
Story from Galuma, Galuma Maymuru , single work autobiography (p. 51-53)
Story from Naminapu, Naminapu Maymuru , single work autobiography (p. 53-54)
Stories from Mayawuluk and Ralwurrandji, Mayawuluk Wirrpanda , Ralwurrandji Wanambi , single work autobiography (p. 57)
Story from Banunydji, Banunydji Yunupingu , single work autobiography (p. 71-73)
Story from Banduk, Banduk Mamburra Wananamba Marika , single work autobiography (p. 74-77)
Ngalawurr Mununggurr, Ngalawurr Mununggurr , single work autobiography (p. 95-96)

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