“South Western Aboriginal Investigative Anthropology”
The philosophy of Macintyre and Dobson is to make information available on anthropology, ethnohistory and ethnobotany in a clear, easy-to-read style and to make the reader aware that anthropology is for everybody. It can make a difference when people understand other people’s cultures and traditions. Having spent years travelling, researching and above all talking to people, Ken and Barb intend this website to be an avenue to share their gained knowledge and insights into Western Australian Aboriginal cultural history, with a special emphasis on traditional Nyungar culture.
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Aboriginal sites are an important part of the heritage of the whole community
Why does the Western Australian State Government permit a foreign-owned cement company to gradually destroy through hard rock quarrying a portion of the Darling Escarpment adjacent to the popular John Forrest National Park? This quarrying activity is not only destroying pristine vegetation but is slowly desecrating one of Perth’s most ancient and unique Aboriginal site … Continued
Patjala – Traditional healing in the Western Desert
Patjala is a Martu Aboriginal word which literally means ‘to bite.’ In a traditional medical context the term also denotes the deep sucking or cupping action of the shaman or mapantjara when he bites and sucks the affected part of a client’s body in order to remove the harmful affliction believed to be causing his or … Continued