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The Pitjantjatjara and their crafts /

by Brokensha, Peter [author]; Australia CouncilAboriginal Arts Board.
Type: materialTypeLabelBookDescription: 72 pages : illustrations, maps, graphs ; 28 cm.ISBN: 0642935297.Subject(s): Warburton Range Mission (W.A.) | Pitjantjatjara Tribe | Aborigines, Australian -- Australia, Central -- Arts | Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs | Aboriginal Australians -- South Australia | Arts, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia, Central | Aboriginal Australians -- Implements | Aboriginal Australians -- Art | Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- Arts | Aborigines, Australian -- Australia, Central -- Art | Aboriginal Australians -- Central Australia -- Art | Aboriginal Australians -- Industries | Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Central Australia -- Art | Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) -- Art | Art, Aboriginal Australian -- South Australia | Art, Aboriginal Australian | Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) -- Material culture | Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia, Central | Art, Aboriginal Australian | Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) | Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) -- Social life and customs | Animals | Art - Crafts - Advertising and marketing | Religions - Christianity - Missions | Religions - Christianity - Missions - United Aborigines Mission | Religions - Christianity - Missionaries | Health - Vision / Blindness | Hunting | Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine | Sites - Ceremonial grounds | Sites - Sacred sites | Material culture - Human hair objects and decorations | Technology - Wood - Digging sticks | Transport - Vehicles | Weapons - Boomerangs | Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks | Weapons - Shields | Weapons - Spears | Weapons - Spearthrowers | Pitjantjatjara people (C6) (NT SG52-11) | Handicraft | Handicraft -- Australia | Aboriginal Australians -- Australia, Central -- Art | Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) -- Arts | Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) -- Industries | Pitjantjatjara (Australian people) | Australia | Western Australia - Central Australia (WA SE52, SF52, SG52) | South Australia - Central Australia (SA SG52, SG53)Summary: Introduction to the Pitjantjatjara; traditional location and establishment on Missions and stations; return to traditional land in Tomkinson Ranges in 1970s; description of life there in 1975; hunting, gathering and use of local resources; continued dependence on Western goods, food and welfare payments; importance of the motor car; political organisation; disease (especially eye infections) western and traditional cures; importance of sacred sites; detailed description of technology and material welfare; spear throwers, spears, boomerangs, shields, clubs, digging sticks, tools, wooden bowls, spun hair and wool, use of gum and production of traditional and new items (carved animals) for Western demand and methods of sale.
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Bibliography: pages 72-73.

1975

Introduction to the Pitjantjatjara; traditional location and establishment on Missions and stations; return to traditional land in Tomkinson Ranges in 1970s; description of life there in 1975; hunting, gathering and use of local resources; continued dependence on Western goods, food and welfare payments; importance of the motor car; political organisation; disease (especially eye infections) western and traditional cures; importance of sacred sites; detailed description of technology and material welfare; spear throwers, spears, boomerangs, shields, clubs, digging sticks, tools, wooden bowls, spun hair and wool, use of gum and production of traditional and new items (carved animals) for Western demand and methods of sale.

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