Yorro Yorro: Rock Art and Stories from the Australian Kimberley
by Mowaljarlai David (9781875641727)

Yorro Yorro: Rock Art and Stories from the Australian Kimberley
 
Mowaljarlai David
Release Date: 01 July 2001
Format: Paperback / softback
Pages: 234
Category: Anthropology
Publisher: Magabala Books
ISBN: 9781875641727



In a remarkable collaboration, Aboriginal elder David Mowaljarlai and photographer Jutta Malnic rekindle a story that reaches back 60,000 years, constituting the oldest memory of humankind. Yorro Yorro is the story of Wandjina creation spirits and their transformation into ancestor beings and eventually into human form. It is a testament to the cumulative knowledge of the Wandjina people of the remote Kimberley region of Western Australia. Yorro Yorro contains more than 120 superb colour photographs, including extraordinary examples of Wandjina rock paintings taken by Jutta Malnic. It also includes historical photographs of the Wandjina people taken by Andreas Lommel in the 1930s.

Ages: Lower primary

About the Author
David Mowaljarlai, a Ngarinyin Elder, was born at Kunmunya on the remote Kimberley coast of north west Australia. He was a member of the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council, the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS), and the Aboriginal Cultural Material Committee of the West Australian Museum. Mowaljarlai was Aboriginal of the Year in 1991, and he was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993.

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