Caring for country: the place where the dreaming changed shape

Griffiths, William 2017, Caring for country: the place where the dreaming changed shapeGriffith review, Griffith University,, pp.232-245.

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Title Caring for country: the place where the dreaming changed shape
Author(s) Griffiths, WilliamORCID iD for Griffiths, William orcid.org/0000-0002-8906-5059
Title of book Griffith review
Publication date 2017
Start page 232
End page 245
Total pages 14
Publisher Griffith University
Keyword(s) cultural pluralism
Aboriginal Australians
sedentary behavior
History
Summary Small fires streak the savanna beneath me, as the land is worked and cleaned. The gentle smoke on the horizon is sign of a healthy country. In the distance, disappearing into a soft haze, lies the rugged stone country of the Arnhem Land Plateau. The plane wobbles over the mouth of the Liverpool River, where saltwater meets fresh, and descends towards a thin ribbon of grey on a cleared patch of thick, earthy red: the international airport. On one side of the airstrip, a few dozen houses cluster around a football oval; on the other, a neat grid delineates the newest suburb, called simply 'New Sub'. Maningrida, as our destination is known, takes its name from the Kunib dji phrase Mane djang karirra: 'the place where the Dreaming changed shape'.
ISBN 9781925498356
ISSN 1839-2954
1839-2954
Language eng
Indigenous content on
Field of Research 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
050201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Environmental Knowledge
HERDC Research category B1.1 Book chapter
Copyright notice ©2017, Griffith University & the author
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