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'Silent night' in the Arrernte language
Title : 'Silent night' in the Arrernte language 'Silent night' in the Arrernte language
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Source : Galtjindinjamea - pepa : Aranda-Wolambarinjaka, p. 185
Date of creation : 1904
Additional Creator : Strehlow, C. (Carl), 1871-1922
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Much work was done towards the recording and translation of Aboriginal languages and customs by the early Lutheran missionaries Teichelmann, Schurmann and Meyer, as well as the Congregational minister George Taplin. Many of these works remain major sources of reference for the ancient customs of South Australian Aboriginal groups. However, the main aim of the missionaries was to convert the people to Christianity. This collection of stories, hymns and prayers in Arrernte (Aranda) was compiled by Pastor Carl Strehlow, the much loved pastor at Hermannsburg Mission (Ntaria) in Central Australia. Pastor Strehlow began preaching in the Arrernte tongue in 1897. During his 28 years at the mission, six were spent in translating the entire New Testament into Arrernte, and Strehlow also compiled a dictionary of over 7,000 Arrernte words. The Aboriginal people called him 'Enkarte'.

Related names :

Strehlow, C. (Carl), 1871-1922


Hermannsburg Mission (N.T.)

Coverage year : 1904
Place : Hermannsburg
Region : Northern Territory
Further reading :
Dear Mr Heinrich: Ntaria letters 1933-35, Hermannsburg, N.T.: Ntaria School, 2002
Hill, Barry. Broken song: T.G.H. Strehlow and Aboriginal possession, Milson's Point, N.S.W.: Knopf, 2002
Lohe, M. Hermannsburg: a vision and a mission, Adelaide: Lutheran Publishing House, 1977
Strehlow, C. Die Aranda-und Loritja-Stamme in Zentral Australien, Frankfurt: Baer, 1907-1920
Strehlow, TGH. Journey to Horseshoe Bend, Sydney: Angus and Robertson, 1969



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