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Main Title: Traditional healers of central Australia : Ngangkari / Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation. Book Cover
Author: Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara Womens Council, author.
Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation
Imprint: Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, 2013.
Collation: 272 p colour illustrations, portraits, map, paperback ; 28 cm.
Subject: First Nations Australians
First Nations Australians - Culture
First Nations Australians - - Land and landscape
Pitjantjatjara (First Nations Australian people)
Ngaatjatjarra (First Nations Australian people)
Yankunytjatjara (First Nations Australian people)
ISBN: 9781921248825 (paperback)
Traditional Healers of central Australia contains unique stories and imagery and primary source material: the ngangkari speak directly to the reader. Ngangkari are senior Aboriginal people authorised to speak publicly about Anangu (Western Desert language speaking Aboriginal people) culture and practices. It is accurate, authorised information about their work, in their own words. The practice of traditional healing is still very much a part of contemporary Aboriginal society. The ngangkari currently employed at NPY Women's Council deliver treatments to people across a tri-state region of about 350,000 sq km, in more than 25 communities in SA, WA and NT. Acknowledged, respected and accepted these ngangkari work collaboratively with hospitals and health professionals even beyond this region, working hand in hand with Western medical practitioners.

Contents: Alani - Introduction -- Ngangkari -- Wangkanyi -- About Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation -- Spelling and pronunciation -- Glossary. Includes index.

People: Tjilari, Andy.
Baker, Toby Minyintiri.
Peter, Rupert Langkatjukur, 1941-2012.
Kantjuriny, Naomi.
Ken, Ilawanti Ungkutjuru.
Burton, Maringka.
McKenzie, Pantjiti Unkari.
Watson, Sam Wimitja.
Mick, Josephine Watjari.
Baker, Jimmy, approximately 1915-2010.
Minyintiri, Dickie.
Mervyn, Tinpulya Kangitja.
Tjalkuri, Bernard, 1930-
Tjukanku, Whiskey.
Tjutjuna, Harry, approximately 1930-
Dawson, Nakul.
Frank, Arnie.
Toby, Wakupi Clem.
Thompson, Martin Wintjin.
Giles, Jacky Tjapaltjarri.
Text in English, glossary in Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara.
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 305.801 CUL NGA Available