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Searching for Something About Emus

Family members of some of the Bininj contributors pictured here with editor Murray Garde

Literature and storiesIndigenous Australian Languages

5 Jul 2017 Murray Garde

I had been living and working in western Arnhem Land since the late 1980s and had learned languages which linguists now collectively refer to as Bininj Kunwok, so the obvious thing to do was to record the stories in the first language of those people who had expert knowledge about ngurrurdu or kurdukadji ‘the emu’.

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Sherlocks of the Bush

Cover The Strand Magazine, Vol. xlviii, No.287, December 1914 (RP STR)

HistoryIndigenous knowledgeIndigenous knowledge systemsLiterature and stories

18 Oct 2016 Dr Blake Singley

An issue of The Strand Magazine from December 1914 featured an article by an Australian journalist entitled ‘Black “Sherlocks”: The Native trackers of Australia’.

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