Nharangga wargunni bugi-buggillu = A journey through Narungga history / Skye Krichauff Krichauff, Skye

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Krichauff, Skye
Narangga (Australian people) - South Australia - History.; Nantariltarra.; Yorke Peninsula (S. Aust.) - History.
Who were the Narungga? How did they react to the arrival of pale-skinned strangers who began visiting their shores as early as 1802? What did they make of iron, glass and rice, and later of sheep, guns and flour? Using an array of historical sources, ranging from Matthew Flinders's 1802 log book to oral histories collected in the 1960s, this book skillfully traces the history of the Narungga people of Yorke Peninsula in the nineteenth century. Relations between Narungga and Europeans during this time were creative and complex. Skye Krichauff powerfully demonstrates the agency and autonomy of Narungga and, in doing so, challenges stereotypes of Aboriginal passivity, aggression and victimisation. The stories of long forgotten people such as Melaityappa (shot by ex-governor Hindmarsh's nephew), Jim Crack (Native Constable, interpreter and cultural mediator) and King Tommy (esteemed and respected Narungga leader) have been painstakingly resurrected from the archives. Narungga decisively and actively engaged with newcomers. What might the Narungga have sought to gain?
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