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Yorro Yorro: Everything Standing up Alive: Rock Art and Stories from the Australian Kimberley

Yorro Yorro: Everything Standing up Alive: Rock Art and Stories from the Australian Kimberley

Author: Jutta Malnic
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Description
In a remarkable collaboration, Aboriginal elder David Mowaljarlai and photographer Jutta Malnic rekindle a story that reaches back 60,000 years, constituting the oldest memory of humankind. Yorro Yorro is the story of Wandjina creation spirits and their transformation into ancestor beings and eventually into human form. It is a testament to the cumulative knowledge of the Wandjina people of the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. Yorro Yorro contains more than 120 superb colour photographs, including extraordinary examples of Wandjina rock paintings taken by Jutta Malnic. It also includes historical photographs of the Wandjina people taken by Andreas Lommel in the 1930s.
Author description
David Mowaljarlai was a Ngarinyin elder and accomplished statesman for Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. He was awarded as a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993. He died in 1997. Jutta Malnic, a Sydney photographer, began a six-week project with Mowaljarlai in 1986 that grew into six years, resulting in the publication of "Yorro Yorro."
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General Fields

  • : 9781875641727
  • : Magabala Books
  • : Magabala Books
  • : June 2001
  • : 338mm X 164mm X 18mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : New edition
  • : 994.14/0049915
  • : 234
  • : colour & b&w photos
  • : Jutta Malnic