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Author Ward, Nura Nungalka Verfasser.

Title Ninu grandmother's law : the autobiography of Nura Nungalka Ward / [translated by Linda Rive]
Published Broome, WA Magabala Books 2018


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Description xv, 144 Seiten : chiefly colour illustrations, illustrations, colour maps, Portraits ; 23 x 29 cm
Contents Foreword -- Ninu -- Why I am recording my story -- My family -- Locations in Nura's story -- My father and mother -- My birth -- My childhood -- Travelling the country -- Marries life -- My working life -- Grandmother's law -- Afterword -- Afterword from the compilers -- Glossary -- A note about language -- A message from Ara Irititja -- Acknowledgements
Summary 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 Grandmothers' 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
Analysis Ward, Nura Nungalka
Women, Aboriginal Australian / Biography
Yankunytjatjara (Australian people) / Biography
Aboriginal Australians / Australia / Central Australia / Biography
Aboriginal Australians / Australia / Central Australia / Social life and customs
Central Australia / Biography
Aboriginal Australians
Aboriginal Australians / Social life and customs
Women, Aboriginal Australian
Yankunytjatjara (Australian people)
Australia / Central Australia
Notes Nura's stories were recorded in her own language and then translated into English by Linda Rive - page 144
Translated from the Pitjantjatjara ; einige Textstellen in Pitjantjatjara
Genre/Form Autobiografie.
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ISBN 9781925360547