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dc.contributor.authorMay, Sally K.
dc.contributor.authorNadjamerrek, Donna
dc.contributor.authorNarndal Gumurdul, Julie
dc.contributor.authorRademaker, Laura
dc.date.accessioned2021-02-10T12:56:22Z
dc.date.available2021-02-10T12:56:22Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifierONIX_20201203_9781760463991_4
dc.identifier51054*
dc.identifierhttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/43140
dc.identifier.urihttps://directory.doabooks.org/handle/20.500.12854/25852
dc.description.abstractArriving in the remote Arnhem Land Aboriginal settlement of Oenpelli (Gunbalanya) in 1925, Alf and Mary Dyer aimed to bring Christ to a former buffalo shooting camp and an Aboriginal population many whites considered difficult to control. The Bible in Buffalo Country: Oenpelli Mission 1925–1931 represents a snapshot of the tumultuous first six years of the Church Missionary Society's mission at Oenpelli and the superintendency of Alfred Dyer between 1925 and 1931. Drawing together documentary and photographic sources with local community memory, a story emerges of miscommunication, sickness, constant logistical issues, and an Aboriginal community choosing when and how to engage with the newcomers to their land. This book provides a fascinating and detailed record of the primary sources of the mission, placed alongside the interpretation and insight of local Traditional Owners. Its contents include the historical and archaeological context of the primary source material, the vivid mission reports and correspondence, along with stunning photographs of the mission and relevant maps, and finally the oral history of Esther Manakgu, presenting Aboriginal memory of this complex era. The Bible in Buffalo Country emerged from community desire for access to the source documents of their own history and for their story to be known by the broader Australian public. It is intended for the benefit of communities in western Arnhem Land and is also a rich resource for historians of Aboriginal history (and other scholars in relevant disciplines).
dc.languageEnglish
dc.relation.ispartofseriesAboriginal History Monographs
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJM Australasian & Pacific history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBL History: earliest times to present day::HBLW 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000
dc.subject.otherGunbalanya
dc.subject.otherOenpelli
dc.subject.otherNorthern Territory
dc.subject.otherMissions
dc.subject.otherAboriginal
dc.titleThe Bible in Buffalo Country
dc.title.alternativeOenpelli Mission 1925–1931
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/BBC.2020
oapen.relation.isPublishedBy975ba519-3ce2-4517-95bf-b847729fbcf1
oapen.imprintANU Press
oapen.pages332
oapen.place.publicationCanberra
dc.dateSubmitted2020-12-03T10:50:59Z


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