Mali' Buku-Ruŋanmaram

Images from Miliŋinbi (Milingimbi) and surrounds

Edited by JN Gumbula

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Format: paperback
235 pages
ISBN: 9781921364136
Publication: 16 Apr 2012

The University of Sydney Archives presents this unique volume of images from the northeastern Arnhem Land communities of Milingimbi and Galiwin'ku was selected and described by Dr JN Gumbula. This book provides some of the earliest photographic images of Yolngu dating back to 1926 showing traditional, ceremonial and mission life as well as images of landscapes and early anthropological expeditions.

JN Gumbula was an eminent Yolngu elder, artist and intellectual. He was descended from a long line of prominent Yolngu leaders whose contributions to dialogue and understanding between Indigenous and other Australians date from the 1920s, and is a foremost authority on international collections of material culture from Arnhem Land.

Joseph Neparrna Gumbula is an eminent Yolnu elder, artist and intellectual. He is descended from a long line of prominent Yolnu leaders whose contributions to dialogue and understanding between Indigenous and other Australians date from the 1920s, and is a foremost authority on international collections

Introduction
Acknowledgements

Part 1: makarr-garma images (open to public access)
Yolŋu mala
Milingimbi Mission 1926–1939
Yolŋu traditional practices
Public ceremonies
North-east Arnhem Land landscapes
Life on the coast
William Lloyd Warner in Milingimbi 1927-1928
Yolŋu mala from Yirrkala, Galiwin’ku and Cape Stewart
Makarr-garma images held at the Macleay Museum

Part 2: dhuni’ makarr-garma’mirr images (elder-mediated access)
Yolŋu Mala
Sacred landscapes
Public images from Ŋärra’ (restricted) men’s ceremonies
Makarraa

Appendix:
Photographic legacies: missionaries and anthropologists in Arnhem Land













Format: paperback
Size: 210 × 29 11⁄16 × 20 mm
235 pages
Copyright: © 2012
ISBN: 9781921364136
Publication: 16 Apr 2012