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Title: "Hangin' out" and "Yarnin'": Reflecting on the experience of collecting oral histories
Contributor(s): Barker, Lorina  (author)
Publication Date: 2008
DOI: 10.2104/ha080009
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Abstract: Weilmoringle or Wayilmarrangkalku means 'old man saltbush' in the Muruwari language. It is a remote Aboriginal community and pastoral property two-hours northeast of Bourke and it is where I grew up. This article explores my ambivalent feelings, triggered by returning there after many years away. In collecting oral histories for community/family research, I am faced with many social and ethical issues, as well as personal ones. I am learning much about the impediments to the application of oral history methods and approaches, which arise from the multiple and interchangeable roles and responsibilities of the researcher as a community person, family member, and researcher. Through 'hangin' out' at Weilmoringle, trying to learn about other people's connections and disconnections to place, I have begun my own journey of rediscovery and reconnection.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: History Australia, 5(1), p. 9.1-9.9
Publisher: Monash University ePress
Place of Publication: Melbourne, Australia
ISSN: 1449-0854
Field of Research (FOR): 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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