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Two Aborigines in a bark canoe by the riverbank
Title : Two Aborigines in a bark canoe by the riverbank Two Aborigines in a bark canoe by the riverbank
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Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 100 x 150 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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This item is reproduced with kind permission from Mannum Aboriginal Community Association. It may be printed or saved for personal research or study. Use for any other purpose requires written permission from Mannum Aboriginal Community Association and the State Library of South Australia.

Description :

Two Aboriginal people in a bark canoe close to the river bank on the Murray, in the Moorundie area. The man standing is dressed in a fur cloak made of possum skins and is propelling the canoe with a long pole.

Coverage year : 1870
Region : Riverland and Murraylands
Further reading :

Bell, Diane. Ngarrindjeri Wurruwarrin : a world that is, was and will be, North Melbourne, Spinifex Press, 1998

Berndt, Ronald M. and Berndt, Catherine H. with Stanton, John E. A world that was: the Yaraldi of the Murray River and the lakes, South Australia, Vancouver: UBC Press, 1993

Jenkin, Graham. Conquest of the Ngarrindjeri, Point McLeay, Raukkan Publishers, 1995, 2nd ed

Kartinyeri, Doreen. Ngarrindjeri Nation: Genealogies of Ngarrindjeri Families, 2006

Taplin, George (ed). The Folklore, manners, customs and languages of the South Australian Aborigines, Bridgewater, 1989, edited by G. Taplin, first published 1879

Weir, Jessica. Murray River country : an ecological dialogue with traditional owners, Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2009

Woolmer, George. Traditional Ngarinyeri people: Aboriginal people of the Murray Mouth Region, Adelaide, Education Department of South Australia, 1986

Internet links :

ABC: George Negus Tonight - History: Indigenous river life Jenni Grace, Elder, Mid-Murray Region; Richard Hunter, Nganguraku Elder; Dr Philip A. Clarke, Head Of Anthropology, SA Museum. [07/06/2004]

Ngurunderi: an Aboriginal Dreaming [SA Museum]

Nukkan Kungun Yunnan - Ngarrindjeri's Being Heard

Stories of the Dreaming from Ngarrindjeri people of the lower River Murray area of South Australia: Thukeri Kevin Smith - narrator; Thukeri story explanation Veena Gollan - narrator



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