The Last of the Nomads

The Last of the Nomads is the story of Warri and Yatungka, the last of the Mandildjara people to remain in their country - the Western Gibson Desert region of Western Australia.

The Last of the Nomads

The Last of the Nomads is the story of Warri and Yatungka, the last of the Mandildjara people to remain in their country - the Western Gibson Desert region of Western Australia. After many years of drought - the worst this century - the Mandildjara held grave fears for the safety of Warri and Yatungka. Their chances of survival under such adverse conditions and without the support of younger tribesmen and women were extremely remote. So, at the request of the Aboriginal elders and with the guidance of Mudjon, an old friend of Warri's, Dr Peasley and his companions set out in search of the elderly couple. Thus began an extraordinary journey, a journey into the past to locate a man and woman pursuing a nomadic existence, as their people had done since the dawn of human occupation of Australia. W J Peasley's account of the events of that journey, his description of the country and of the emotional meeting in the desert are fascinating, thoughtful and, at times, extremely moving. The Last of the Nomads also provides an informative account of earlier Aboriginal habitation and the significance of the country to Aboriginal identity. A brief history of Wiluna, the famous Canning Stock Route and early European exploration, and an appreciation of Aboriginal-European relations help make this an important and absorbing book.

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The Last of the Nomads
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: W. J. Peasley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010 - Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

The Last of the Nomads is the story of Warri and Yatungka, the last of the Mandildjara people to remain in their country - the Western Gibson Desert region of Western Australia. After many years of drought - the worst this century - the Mandildjara held grave fears for the
Last of the Nomads
Language: en
Pages: 176
Authors: W J Peaseley
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-01-01 - Publisher: Fremantle Press

'Peasley's description of the events ... is informative, compassionate, exciting and at times deeply moving.' —Don Grant, Australian Book Review 'The intriguing story of [the rescue of an elderly couple believed to be the last Australian nomads] and how they survived alone for the previous 30 years or so in
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Language: en
Pages: 304
Authors: Shugri Said Salh
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-08-03 - Publisher: Algonquin Books

A remarkable and inspiring true story that "stuns with raw beauty" about one woman's resilience, her courageous journey to America, and her family's lost way of life. Born in Somalia, a spare daughter in a large family, Shugri Said Salh was sent at age six to live with her nomadic
The Romanians and the Turkic Nomads North of the Danube Delta from the Tenth to the Mid-Thirteenth Century
Language: en
Pages: 545
Authors: Victor Spinei
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009 - Publisher: BRILL

The author of the present volume aims to investigate the relationships between Romanians and nomadic Turkic groups (Pechenegs, Uzes, Cumans) in the southern half of Moldavia, north of the Danube Delta, between the tenth century and the great Mongol invasion of 1241-1242. The Carpathian-Danubian area particularly favoured the development of
The World of Nomads
Language: en
Pages: 297
Authors: Shyam Singh Shashi
Categories: Ethnology
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Lotus Press

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