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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Dharawal : The Story of the Dharawal Speaking People of Southern Sydney
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Notes

  • Dedication: I would like to dedicate this book to our Elders, past and present, in recognition of our Dharawal culture and its heritage. Without the Elders' knowledge this book could never have been written...I highly recommned this book to you and hope you will enjoy discovering a thorough and clear account account of Dharawal life, illustrated by its prolific artifacts. Merv Ryan
  • Epigraph: Welcome to Country

    Beereewagal, naa niya. [People who come from afar, I see all of you. Aboriginal people camped here, at this place, long ago.]

    Ngoon dyalgala niya, ngoon bamaraabanga ni. [We embrace all of you; we open the door to all of you.]

    Ngoon - mari ngurang - niya mudang yura ngurra. [We lend this place to all of you to live while we sleep.]

    Dyi nga ni nura. [Here I see my country.]

  • Includes: The Australian National Anthem in English and Dharawal and a translation of the Dharawal version into Aboriginal English by Merv Ryan (2001).

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Works about this Work

[Review Essay] Dharawal : The Story of the Dharawal Speaking People of Southern Sydney. Edward Duyker , 2008 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2008; (p. 129)

'The Dharawal Country is bounded by the south of Botany Bay, the Georges River, Appin, Goulburn and the coastal lands down to Wreck Bay near Nowra. The publication of this book is an important community milestone. Les Bursill and Mary Jacobs, in collaboration with artist Deborah Lennis, and with the community representation of Merv Ryan and the recently deceased and muchrespected elder Beryl Timbery-Beller, have provided a valuable summary of local Dharawal culture, kinship and totemic relationships, women’s business, men’s business, body decoration, habitats, music, dance, oral tradition and art styles. There is also a section on Dharawal charcoal drawings of extinct thylacines in southern Sydney.' (Introduction)

[Review Essay] Dharawal : The Story of the Dharawal Speaking People of Southern Sydney. Edward Duyker , 2008 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2008; (p. 129)

'The Dharawal Country is bounded by the south of Botany Bay, the Georges River, Appin, Goulburn and the coastal lands down to Wreck Bay near Nowra. The publication of this book is an important community milestone. Les Bursill and Mary Jacobs, in collaboration with artist Deborah Lennis, and with the community representation of Merv Ryan and the recently deceased and muchrespected elder Beryl Timbery-Beller, have provided a valuable summary of local Dharawal culture, kinship and totemic relationships, women’s business, men’s business, body decoration, habitats, music, dance, oral tradition and art styles. There is also a section on Dharawal charcoal drawings of extinct thylacines in southern Sydney.' (Introduction)

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