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Author Seiffert, Murray Wilfred, 1946-

Title Gumbuli of Ngukkur : Aboriginal elder in Arnhem Land / Murray Seiffert
Published Brunswick East, Vic. : Acorn Press, 2011
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Description x, 414 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Introducing Gumbuli -- 2. One island - three cultures -- 3. The development of the CMS Mission on Groote Eylandt -- 4. Stories and spirits -- 5. World War II comes to Groote Eylandt -- 7. The early days of Roper River Mission -- 8. Migrating to Arnhem Land -- 9. A new life at Roper River Mission -- 10. Connecting Arnhem Land with Africa -- 11. Life on the Mission - 1960s -- 12. Local leadership grows -- 13. From Roper River to Ngukurr - a period of turmoil -- 14. The Government takes control -- 15. The quest for a distinctive identity -- 16. The 1970s: so-called 'self determination' -- 17. Now the Church belongs to Ngukurr -- 18. Creating a new harmony and community wellbeing -- 19. Ngukurr in the 1980s -- 20. More Aboriginal church leaders -- 21. Developments beyond Ngukurr -- 22. Ngukurr turns 90, Gumbuli turns 60 -- 23. The late 1990s -- 24. Autonomy denied, autonomy practised -- 25. Aboriginal pastor in Arnhem Land -- 26. Ceremonies remain an issue -- 27. An elder becomes an old man
Summary Two stories overlap and interweave in this biography of Gumbuli. One is of Aboriginal elder, Michael Gumbuli Wurramara, who became the first Aboriginal Anglican priest in the Northern Territory and for over 30 years, leader of the Arnhem Land Anglicans and 'architect' of the Kriol Bible Translation Project
Analysis Australian
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Wurramara, Michael Gumbuli -- Biography
Wurramara, Michael Gumbuli, 1935-
Wurramara, Michael Gumbuli
Anglican Church of Australia -- Clergy -- Biography.
Anglican Church of Australia -- Clergy.
Anglican Church of Australia -- Missions -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Ngukurr
Roper River Mission -- History
Anglican Church of Australia -- Missions -- Australia -- Ngukurr (N.T.)
Aboriginal Australian clergy -- Northern Territory -- Ngukurr -- Biography
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Ngukurr (N.T.) -- Biography
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Ngukurr -- Biography
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Ngukurr
Priests -- Australia -- Ngukurr (N.T.) -- Biography
Priests -- Nortern Territory -- Ngukurr -- Biography
Priests -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Ngukurr -- Biography
Priests -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Ngukurr
Arnhem Land (N.T.)
Ngukurr (N.T.)
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 098713292X
9780987132925