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Description - Yorro Yorro by David Mowaljarlai

Aboriginal Elder David Mowaljarlai and photographer Jutta Malnic rekindle a story that constitutes the oldest collective memory of humankind. Yorro Yorro tells of Wandjina creation spirits and their 'crossing over' into ancestral beings and then eventually into human form.

Yorro Yorro translated from Ngarinyin means 'everything standing up alive'. It follows the journey of original creation in the Kimberley and renewal of nature. Yorro Yorro is a testament to the extraordinary collective knowledge of the Wandjina peoples of the Kimberley.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781925360059
ISBN-10: 1925360059
Format: Paperback / softback
(338mm x 164mm x 15mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: Magabala Books
Publisher: Magabala Books
Publish Date: 10-Dec-2015
Country of Publication: Australia

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Author Biography - David Mowaljarlai

David Mowaljarlai was a Ngarinyin elder and accomplished statesman for Aboriginal people in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. He was awarded as a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993. He died in 1997. Jutta Malnic, a Sydney photographer, began a six-week project with Mowaljarlai in 1986 that grew into six years, resulting in the publication of Yorro Yorro.

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