Ethnoecology

A Kriol elfabet frieze based on the Kriol Sound Chart poster (http://batchelorpress.com/node/387) recently updated and developed with the Meigim Kriol Strongbala program in the Ngukkur community, NT. The frieze is laminated both sides for extra durability and measures almost five metres in length and approx. 20 centimetres high. It comes packaged in a custom, stickered tube. A handsome addition to the Kriol learning classroom or for those with an interest in Top End Aboriginal languages. The frieze is also complemented by a set of Kriol elfabet flaschards (sold separately): http://batchelorpress.com/node/400 Image shown is a detail.      

Karri-ni kun-red kadberre man-djewk na-kudji.

A year in my country.

The original book Nga-ni Kun-red Ngarduk Man-djewk Na-dudji was published in Kune in 2018. This beautifully illustrated book on seasons was so popular that the Kuninjku people decided to translate from Kune into Kuninjku. Both Kuninjku and Kune are langauges of central Arnhem Land, Australia. The original text is by Jull Yirrindilli and translated into Kuninjku by Charlie Nanguwerr and Margot Gurrawiliwili, with transciption and English translation by Carolyn Coleman. 

Cross-cultural guide to some animals and plants of South East Arnhem Land.

The ‘Cross-cultural guide to some animals and plants of South East Arnhem Land’, book was made through a five-year collaboration with over 46 people including south east Arnhem Land knowledge holders, the Yugul Mangi Rangers, Ngukurr Yangbala (Youth) Project, Ngukurr Language Centre and staff from Macquarie University.

Warray Plants and Animals

Aboriginal flora and fauna knowledge from the upper Adelaide and upper Finniss Rivers, northern Australia

Another title in the series of NT Government ethnobotanical books, this work has been in the making over decades, bringing together the knowledge of Warray elders Doris Lidawi White, Elsie Ajibak O'Brien, Dolly Mabul Fejo, Roger Wurdirdi Yates and Ada Ajibak Goodman (all now deceased) with linguist Mark Harvey and biologist Glenn Wightman. Warray country includes the upper Adelaide and upper Finniss Rivers and takes in the townships of Adelaide River and Batchelor as well as parts of Litchfield National Park.

Birrka Marnini

Making Things Mudburra

Mudburra country is located in the middle of the Northern Territory. Our people live in Elliott and Marlinja. In this book we show you how we prepare some bush medicines such as bush vicks, and how we collect different tucker, such as hunting turkeys and collecting mussels. We also show you some of our country at Narrwan.

 

Jingulu and Mudburra Plants and Animals

Bicultural knowledge of the Jingili and Mudburra people of Murranji, Marlinja, Warranganku (Beetaloo) and Kulumindini (Elliott)

This landmark publication has been three years in the making and brings together the work of senior Jingulu and Mudburra elders in collaboration with a biologist and linguists. The focus on Jingulu and Mudburra names and uses for 186 plants and 245 animals represents the largest scope of its kind with the book existing as the Northern Territory Botanical Bulletin No. 49. Also featured is a section on related Jingulu and Mudburra hand signs with QR codes linking to videos of hand signing in action.

GIJA Plants and Animals

Aboriginal flora and fauna knowledge from the east Kimberley, north Australia

This book is the result of a study of Gija plant and animal knowledge conducted by biocultutral knowledge custodians with a linguist and biologist are presented. Gija names and uses of plants and animals, specific names and common English names of 215 plants and 247 animals are included. Introductory chapters outline Gija knowledge of seasons, nomenclature for implements, weapons and tools, plant life-forms, and habitats and provide insights into Gija observations of country changes and concerns about country. Gija biological knowledge is categorised and discussed in later chapters.

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