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Title: Ngarraka Yaan: A Murdi History of Weilmoringle
Contributor(s): Barker, Lorina Louise (author); Wilton, Janis  (supervisor); Roberts, David  (supervisor)orcid 
Conferred Date: 2014
Copyright Date: 2014
Thesis Restriction Date until: Access restricted until 2019-10-25
Open Access: No
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Abstract: This thesis is about family and community history and focuses on a place called Weilmoringle (Weil), a Murdi (Aboriginal) community and pastoral property in northwest NSW. Weilmoringle or Wayilmarrangkal means 'old man saltbush' in the Muruwari language and it is the place and community in which I grew up. Through the people I interviewed and the oral histories I collected the thesis explores people's connections, disconnections, stories and memories of Weil. It also provides the Murdi perspective on the history of Weil since time immemorial to the pastoral era, and its period as an affluent pastoral station from 1857 to 2006. The thesis also looks at more modern times, and the transition from traditional to contemporary housing and the imposition of western education and how pastoral skills and traditional bush knowledge are simultaneously taught to Murdi children. The thesis ends with a snapshot of present day Weil community and the dynamics between the families at the Top End and Bottom End camps.
Publication Type: Thesis Doctoral
Fields of Research (FoR) 2008: 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
Fields of Research (FoR) 2020: 450103 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural history
450104 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
450117 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ways of knowing, being and doing
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO) 2008: 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
Rights Statement: Copyright 2014 - Lorina Louise Barker
Open Access Embargo: 2019-10-25
HERDC Category Description: T2 Thesis - Doctorate by Research
Appears in Collections:School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
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