Ngintaka. Inma as told to Diana James by Ivy Nganyinytja and Andy Tjilari with commentary by Tjilpi Robin Kankapankatja, Teddy Edwards, David Miller, Robert Stevens and Tjilpi Tjulyata. Essays by Diana James, Howard Morphy, Judith Ryan, June Ross, Mike Smith and Janet DeBoos. Indigenous Art, Diana JAMES, Elizabeth TREGENZA, compilers.

Ngintaka. Inma as told to Diana James by Ivy Nganyinytja and Andy Tjilari with commentary by Tjilpi Robin Kankapankatja, Teddy Edwards, David Miller, Robert Stevens and Tjilpi Tjulyata. Essays by Diana James, Howard Morphy, Judith Ryan, June Ross, Mike Smith and Janet DeBoos

Kent Town, Wakefield Press, 2014.

Large quarto, 184 pages extensively illustrated in colour.

Laminated colour pictorial papered boards; rear cover very lightly indented and scuffed; an excellent copy.

The catalogue to the exhibition of the same name held at the South Australian Museum, 28 March to 22 June 2014. 'The epic songline of Wati Ngintaka, the giant perentie lizard man, is a map for survival that is relevant today. He first sang his song as he travelled the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands, creating waterholes and food sources that Anangu rely on today. Those who follow the song know where to find water and food across a vast area of the South Australian desert. The Ngintaka story begins and ends in western Pitjantjatjara country. He travels into Yankunytjatjara country, lured by the sound of a superior grindstone, to make it his own. Modern archaeology posits an enormous millstone quarry, Palthirri Pirdi, with its beautiful fine-grained white sandstone, as a possible source for the grindstone Ngintaka coveted. Anangu tell the story of the Ngintaka through rock art, body paint and ceremony and share the story with a wider audience through acrylic paintings, ceramics, wood carvings, tjanpi grass weaving and film ... Aboriginal owners and descendants of the Ngintaka wish to pass on his story'.

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