Ngoonjook Edition 30

A journal of Australian Indigenous Issues
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Ngoonjook seeks to make relevant material available to an Indigenous readership and to all those interested in Indigenous Australian issues. Themes explored include: education, health, cultural identity, natural and cultural resource management, the arts and linguistics.

Articles in this issue:

  • Land and culture: necessary but not sufficient for the future. Identity in the 21st Century by Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
  • Why we do what we do! Reflections of an Aboriginal linguist working on the maintenance and revival of ancestral languages by Jeanie Bell
  • Nominals by Liz Ellis
  • Indigenous mentors in teacher education for Kaho’iwai by Kerri-Ann Hewett, Anthony Fraser, Beth Ann Burgess and Lindell Ohia
  • Before I forget’: dementia in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities by Kerry Arabena
  • Writing about family: Terri Janke talks about writing Butterfly song by Terri Janke
  • The red dress by Gloria Corliss
  • Between celebration and mourning: testimonial subjects in Ruby Langford Ginibi’s Don’t take your love to town and Elsie Roughsey Labumore’s An Aboriginal mother tells of the old and the new. by Eleanor Hogan
  • Human remains: anthropodermic bibliopegy and the appeal of the extreme in challenging the continuing external management of Indigenous remains. by Sandy O’Sullivan
  • Cycads, the crocodiles of the plant world: ancient lineage and the potential to be deadly by Sharon Chirgwin
  • Review of Janet Hutchinson’s The milk in the sky: writing from the centre by Eleanor Hogan


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Rosalie Kunoth-Monks
Jeanie Bell
Liz Ellis
Kerri-Ann Hewett
Anthony Fraser
Beth Ann Burgess
Lindell Ohia
Kerry Arabena
Terri Janke
Gloria Corliss
Eleanor Hogan
Sandy O’Sullivan
Sharon Chirgwin


Abie Jangala

Project Manager: 

Maree Klesch

Desktop Publisher: 

Lon Garrick


Maree Klesch
Karen Manton
Dr. Sonia Tidemann
Prue King
Melodie Bat
Alison Reedy
Kathryn Brewer
Eleanor Hogan

Graphic Designer: 

Joanne Wood

Colour Format: 

Full Colour

Binding Type: 

Perfect Bound
Dimensions: 230 mm × 155 mm × 10 mm
Weight: 200 g

Date Published: 

Tuesday, November 27, 2007