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Indigenous Australia's diverse memorialisation of the dead

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Abstract


  • Beliefs and ceremonies associated with death in Indigenous Australia are diverse. Death and the deceased are sacred to Indigenous Australians and ceremonies differ between communities.

    They may involve lengthy ceremonies lasting several days with strict protocols around language, names, images and other possessions. Alternatively deaths might be marked by funerals that can include images and speaking the deceased person’s name, performances and other tributes.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Carlson, B. (2014). Indigenous Australia's diverse memorialisation of the dead. The Conversation, (18 November), 1-3.

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2773&context=lhapapers

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  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1767

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Issue


  • 18 November

Abstract


  • Beliefs and ceremonies associated with death in Indigenous Australia are diverse. Death and the deceased are sacred to Indigenous Australians and ceremonies differ between communities.

    They may involve lengthy ceremonies lasting several days with strict protocols around language, names, images and other possessions. Alternatively deaths might be marked by funerals that can include images and speaking the deceased person’s name, performances and other tributes.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Carlson, B. (2014). Indigenous Australia's diverse memorialisation of the dead. The Conversation, (18 November), 1-3.

Ro Full-text Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2773&context=lhapapers

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1767

Number Of Pages


  • 2

Start Page


  • 1

End Page


  • 3

Issue


  • 18 November