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Ninu grandmother's law : the autobiography of Nura Nungalka Ward
Ninu grandmother's law : the autobiography of Nura Nungalka Ward
Ward, Nura Nungalka2018
Nura Nungalka Ward was a Yankunytjatjara woman from the Central Desert. Nura was born during a time when Central Desert people were leaving their homelands and entering a society they did not know. She was born at Katjikatji and spent her early years living at Ernabella. She was continually running away to join her parents, who were station workers, as she preferred living in the bush and being connected to country. Ninu Grandmother's Law is a definitive account of a traditional lifestyle and way of thinking. Accompanied by exceptional archival photographs, it is an evocative, compelling chronicle and cultural philosophy of a time almost forgotten. Part biography, part customs manual and food guide, part traditional social history and women's customs and governance, it is a rare testament to one woman's advocacy for her family, people and culture. --Publisher.
Broome, WA : Magabala Books, 2018.
xv, 144 pages : maps, illustrations ; 23 cm.
Nura's stories were recorded in her own language and then translated into English by Linda Rive - page 144.Includes glossary (pages 140-143)Translated from the Pitjantjatjara.
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryIndigenous305.89915 WARAvailable
Sandringham Library ExpressIndigenous305.89915 WARIn Deep Storage until mid 2020. (Set: 14 Jul 2019)