I, the Aboriginal - HB

I, the Aboriginal - HB


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Code: UDLFormat: Hard BackSeries: AustralianPages: 240Country of Origin: AustraliaAuthor: Lockwood, DouglasAge Group: AdultSize: 14 x 22
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This edition was published in 1964, it's in good pre-loved condition with some cover wear of the dust jacket, all in all pages are clean, bright with some foxing and tightly bound. I, the Aboriginal consists of some black & white pictures and published by Rigby Limited, Adelaide.

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My name is Waipuldanya, or Wadjiri-Wadjiri. (If they twist your tongue too much you may call me Phillip Roberts. That is my white-fella name). I'm a full-blood Aboriginal of the Alawa tribe at Roper River in the Northern Territory.

My body has been through the fires of tribal iniation. I have been subjected to many taboos. As a child I was "sung" to death by a malevolent Doctor Blackfellow, a Medicine Man who wished to destroy me in order to punish my clan. I was saved by another.

I have worshipped Kunapipi, the Earth Mother, in our pagan ceremonies. I believe in the Rainbow Serpent. I have also worshipped and believed in the Lord God and been confused by this conflict in religions.

In my youth I was taught to track and hunt wild animals, to be self reliant in living off the land...I married a tribal woman who was chosen for me by my uncle, because he was the man who grew-me-up and that was law...

My life changed dramatically in 1953, on a day at Roper River when a white doctor chose me as his driver and orderly...

Douglas Lockwood wrote this book about my life...this is my story...enjoy it...and understand us better....

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