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The Resource Songs from the stations: : Wajarra as Performed by Ronnie Wavehill Wirrpnga, Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal and Dandy Danbayarri at Kalkaringi

Songs from the stations: : Wajarra as Performed by Ronnie Wavehill Wirrpnga, Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal and Dandy Danbayarri at Kalkaringi

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Songs from the stations: : Wajarra as Performed by Ronnie Wavehill Wirrpnga, Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal and Dandy Danbayarri at Kalkaringi
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Songs from the stations:
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Wajarra as Performed by Ronnie Wavehill Wirrpnga, Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal and Dandy Danbayarri at Kalkaringi
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Songs from the Stations
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Language
eng
Summary
The Gurindji people of the Northern Territory are best-known for thier walk-off from Wave Hill Stationin 1966. The strike, led by Vincent Lingiari, would become the first major victory of the Indigenous land rights movement. Songs from the Stations explores another side of life on Wave Hill Station. Despite harsh conditions and decades of mistreatment, an eclectic ceremonial life flourished in the first half of the twentieth century. Constant travel betweeen cattle stations by Aboriginal workers meant that Wave Hill Station became a cross-road of desert and Top End musical styles. The Gurindji people learnt songs from the Mudburra who came further east, the Bilinarra from the north, the Western Desert speakers from the west, and the Warlpiri from the south. This book is the first detailed documentation of wajarra, public songs performed by the Gurindji people. Based on extensive discussion and collaboration with Gurindji singers, it considers both the history of wajarra and its role in community life today. In tracing the linguistic, musical and soical origins of the songs, Songs from the Stations reveals a rich history of cultural excahnge
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AIAS
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1972-
  • 1977-
  • 1964-
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  • Turpin, Myfany
  • Meakins, Felicity
  • Croft, Brenda L.
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  • Songs, Aboriginal Australian
  • Corroborees
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Songs from the stations: : Wajarra as Performed by Ronnie Wavehill Wirrpnga, Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal and Dandy Danbayarri at Kalkaringi
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • notated music
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- List of music examples -- List of tables -- List of maps -- List of plates -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contributors -- A note on orthography -- Abbreviations, terms and conventions -- Introduction -- 1. Social, linguistic and geographic origins of the songs -- 2. Performing wajarra -- 3. The wajarra song sets -- Mintiwarra -- Kamul -- Freedom Day -- Laka -- Juntara -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: The recordings -- Appendix 2: Song items -- References -- Index
Dimensions
25cm
Extent
xli, 220 pages [27 plates],
Isbn
9781743325841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
Illustrations, facsimilies, colour,;
Label
Songs from the stations: : Wajarra as Performed by Ronnie Wavehill Wirrpnga, Topsy Dodd Ngarnjal and Dandy Danbayarri at Kalkaringi
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • notated music
  • still image
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
List of figures -- List of music examples -- List of tables -- List of maps -- List of plates -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- Contributors -- A note on orthography -- Abbreviations, terms and conventions -- Introduction -- 1. Social, linguistic and geographic origins of the songs -- 2. Performing wajarra -- 3. The wajarra song sets -- Mintiwarra -- Kamul -- Freedom Day -- Laka -- Juntara -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: The recordings -- Appendix 2: Song items -- References -- Index
Dimensions
25cm
Extent
xli, 220 pages [27 plates],
Isbn
9781743325841
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
Illustrations, facsimilies, colour,;

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