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The goddess and the Moon Man : the sacred art of the Tiwi Aborigines /

by Holmes, Sandra Le Brun [author].
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 152 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.ISBN: 9766410232.Other title: Sacred art of the Tiwi aborigines.Subject(s): Australian aborigines -- Art | Aboriginal Australians -- Pictorial works | Tiwi (Australien) | Aborigines, Australian -- Rites and ceremonies | Aborigines, Australian -- Art | Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island | Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Northern Territory -- Bathurst Island | Mythology, Aboriginal Australian | Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Melville Island -- Rites and ceremonies | Art, Aboriginal Australian | Tiwi (Australian people) -- Social life and customs | Tiwi (Australian people) -- Social life and customs | Tiwi (Australian people) -- Rites and ceremonies | Tiwi (Australian people) -- Rites and ceremonies | Tiwi (Australian people) | Stories and motifs - Moon | Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Poles | Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies | Ceremonies | Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects | Art - Painting - Bark | Mining industry - Sand | Tiwi people (N20) (NT SC52-16) | Art, Tiwi (Australia) | Tiwi (Australian people) -- Art | Aboriginal Australians -- Art | Aboriginal Australians -- Rites and ceremonies | Melville Island (NT) -- Art | Melville Island / Yermalner (NT SC52-16) | Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15) | Tiwi Islands (NT SC52-15, SC52-16) | Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)
Contents:
Introduction: Land of the Tiwi -- Ch. 1. Murantawi: The Coming of the White Man -- Ch. 2. Tiwi Teachers: Learning Their Ways -- Ch. 3. Tiwi Elders of High Degree -- Ch. 4. Alie's Story: How Man Became Mortal --Ch. 5. Islands of the Gods -- Ch. 6. The Stone Relic -- Ch. 7. For Love of Tipalamow -- Ch. 8. Something Saved from the Wreck -- Ch. 9. Pukamani for a Woman --Ch. 10. The Passing of Alie Wurraputiwai Mungatopi --Ch. 11. Shadows Over the Land -- Ch. 12. The Face of Change -- Ch. 13. Cyclone Tracy -- Ch. 14. Old Friends Passing -- Ch. 15. The Evolution of Tiwi Designs --Epilogue: Shadows on the Sand -- Explanations: Ceremonial regalia pukamani and kularma.
Summary: The story of how man became mortal unfolds in the beautiful and dramatic story of the Tiwi Pukamani ceremony. It is illustrated with the magnificent sculptures, grave posts and bark paintings that in the absence of a written language preserved and perpetuated the ancient customs and religion of the Tiwi people of Melville Island.
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Bibliography; pages 146-147; Includes indexes.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 146-147) and index.

Introduction: Land of the Tiwi -- Ch. 1. Murantawi: The Coming of the White Man -- Ch. 2. Tiwi Teachers: Learning Their Ways -- Ch. 3. Tiwi Elders of High Degree -- Ch. 4. Alie's Story: How Man Became Mortal --Ch. 5. Islands of the Gods -- Ch. 6. The Stone Relic -- Ch. 7. For Love of Tipalamow -- Ch. 8. Something Saved from the Wreck -- Ch. 9. Pukamani for a Woman --Ch. 10. The Passing of Alie Wurraputiwai Mungatopi --Ch. 11. Shadows Over the Land -- Ch. 12. The Face of Change -- Ch. 13. Cyclone Tracy -- Ch. 14. Old Friends Passing -- Ch. 15. The Evolution of Tiwi Designs --Epilogue: Shadows on the Sand -- Explanations: Ceremonial regalia pukamani and kularma.

The story of how man became mortal unfolds in the beautiful and dramatic story of the Tiwi Pukamani ceremony. It is illustrated with the magnificent sculptures, grave posts and bark paintings that in the absence of a written language preserved and perpetuated the ancient customs and religion of the Tiwi people of Melville Island.

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