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Aboriginal Paintings of the Wolfe Creek Crater: Track of the Rainbow Serpent

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The walled meteor crater, a mile wide and some 160 feet deep, sits on the northeastern edge of the Great Sandy Desert in Western Australia. Visitors to the crater since her father became its first white discoverer in 1947 were told that the big hole held no significance for Aboriginal people, but Sanday (anthropology, U. of Pennsylvania) conducted her own research. Here she describes the Aboriginal connection to the place they call Kandimalal through Dreaming painting and stories produced by today's Traditional Owners and Custodians of the crater. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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Told in Aboriginal art and narrative, the Dreamtime story of the creation and meaning of the Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater in Australia's Western Desert appears here for the first time. Deftly and sensitively Sanday introduces the meaning of the cosmology of the homeland of the Walmajarri and Djaru Aboriginal people. She provides a compelling story of discovery, both that of her geologist father in 1947 and her own decades later.In a vibrant example of public-interest anthropology, an ethnography that evolves from dialogue and collaboration and honors the Aboriginal artists with whom she worked, Sanday enlightens, elucidates, and communicates the aesthetic sensibility of a people on their own terms. Through powerful Aboriginal art, readers become part of an unforgettable cultural experience.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781931707954
Author:
Sanday, Peggy Reeves
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Museum Publication
Subject:
History - General
Subject:
Australia
Subject:
Cosmology in art.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Folklore
Subject:
Art-History and Criticism
Publication Date:
20070531
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
9.33x6.47x.59 in. 1.14 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Told in Aboriginal art and narrative, the Dreamtime story of the creation and meaning of the Wolfe Creek Meteorite Crater in Australia's Western Desert appears here for the first time. Deftly and sensitively Sanday introduces the meaning of the cosmology of the homeland of the Walmajarri and Djaru Aboriginal people. She provides a compelling story of discovery, both that of her geologist father in 1947 and her own decades later.In a vibrant example of public-interest anthropology, an ethnography that evolves from dialogue and collaboration and honors the Aboriginal artists with whom she worked, Sanday enlightens, elucidates, and communicates the aesthetic sensibility of a people on their own terms. Through powerful Aboriginal art, readers become part of an unforgettable cultural experience.
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