Yalanji-Warranga Kaban: Yalanji people of the rainforest fire management book

Hill, Rosemary, Baird, Adelaide, Buchanan, David, Denman, Charlie, Fischer, Peter, Gibson, Karen, Johnson, Jimmy, Kerry, Alma, Kulka, George, Madsen, Eddie, Olbar, Alec, Olbar, Lizzie, Pierce, Jack, Shuan, Judy, Shipton, Ena, Shipton, Harry, Smith, Jimmy, Sykes, Rene, Walker, Eileen, Walker, Wilma, Wallace, Peter, Yerry, Bobby, Yougie, Dolly, Ball, Doreen, Barney, Edward, Buchanan, Raymond, Buchanan, Ronald, Denman, Harold, Fischer, Ruben, Gibson, Roy, Talbot, Leah, Tayley, Elizabeth, Tayley, Norman, Walker, Dawn, Walker, Francis, Walker, Kathleen, Wallace, Marilyn, and Yougie, Lily (2004) Yalanji-Warranga Kaban: Yalanji people of the rainforest fire management book. Little Ramsay Press, Cairns, QLD, Australia.

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The tropical rainforest, beaches, reefs, and mountain ranges stretching along the coast between Mossman and the Annan River are the homelands of Eastern Yalanji people (bama). We have been here since the beginning in the dreaming. Stories of the lives of past generations of Eastern Yalanji bama are held in every mangrove inlet, in the roaring torrents and giant mountain boulders, and in the silent sliding streams. We Yalanji bama are still here today and hold strongly to our Law, culture and language in building for the future.

"Kulu-Yanlanji" literally means speakers of Yalanji language. There are several dialects within this language.

Yalanji bama are related to each other and to different parts of out lands through out customary law. Only those people with the right connections to a particular place can speak for that country, for that place. The tract of country belonging to our particular family group is known as our "clan estate".

To know your role and your place in Yalanji society, you must know your country, your clan estate and your kin.

Item ID: 7281
Item Type: Book (Research - A1)
ISBN: 978-0-9580984-1-0
Keywords: customs; fire management; Kuku-Yalanji; rainforest; social life; Yalanji
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Date Deposited: 15 May 2010 01:49
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0705 Forestry Sciences > 070503 Forestry Fire Management @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960806 Forest and Woodlands Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity @ 100%
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