The Pitjantjatjara and Their Crafts

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Aboriginal Arts Board, Australia Council, 1975 - Aboriginal Australians - 72 pages
Introduction to the Pitjantjatjara; traditional location & establishment on Missions and stations; return to traditional land in Tomkinson Ranges in 1970s; description of life there in 1975; hunting, gathering and use of local resources; continued dependence on Western goods, food and welfare payments; importance of the motor car; political organisation; disease (especially eye infections) western and traditional cures; importance of sacred sites; detailed description of technology & material welfare; spear throwers, spears, boomerangs, shields, clubs, digging sticks, tools, wooden bowls, spun hair and wool, use of gum and production of traditional and new items (carved animals) for Western demand and methods of sale.

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Contents

INTRODUCTION
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THE RETURN
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5
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