Registration number
Item name
Indigenous name
Associated cultural group
Andyamathanha people 
Australia > Australia > > >
Ms Dorothy Tunbridge 
Acquisition date
July 30, 1996 
Acquisition method
Donated by University of Queensland, ATSI Studies Unit 
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Laminated colour poster, 645 x 370mm, 'Flinders Ranges Dreaming.' 'A book by Dorothy Tunbridge in association with the Andyamathanha people.' Dominated by a full width photo of a desert scene with low dunes, captioned as: 'The dunes of Lake Fromme. Photograph by Dorothy Tunbridge'. An extract from the Goanna and the Native Cat story is presented below the photo: 'The two lovers travelled across the lake ... Late the next day the old men sighted the lovers preparing to leave their camp in the bed of the creek near Yangga - vuthi - vuthi (Arcoona Saddle). They waited until nightfall and then they crept up and surrounded the camp. One man called out and this frightened the pair, so they ran out and tried to get away. The old men flung their throwing sticks so skilfully that both the boy and the girl were hit and stunned. Then the old men started to punish the pair who had broken the law...'

Research notes

Part of a series of posters donated by the Studies Unit for Display No. 37, 'Did You know...', a number of which were laminated prior to hanging. Another poster in this series is at 40187. The book was published by Aboriginal Studies Press (AIAS) and distributed by Cambridge University Press.

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