Thanakupi’s Guide to Language and Culture: A Thaynakwith Dictionary
30cm x 21.5cm. 144 pages, colour photographs. Pictorial french fold wrappers.
“Cape York legend, the late, Thancoupie was the primary elder of the Thaynakwith people of the Weipa region of Queensland. This is her historic indigenous dictionary and guide to Thaynakwith language and cultural practices. “for the children now and in the future – so people will know there is such a people as the Thaynakwith.” Through Thancoupie’s commentaries, stories, descriptions and drawings she transports us directly into the rich culture of the Thaynakwith. Internationally renowned for her ceramics, in which she connects the stories of her people to her art, here she makes the connection through language, recognizing the importance of this knowledge for future generations. This culturally significant book brings together language, stories, beautiful photographs and illustrations, describing the rich culture, the diverse sea and land creatures and the plants of Cape York – It is also a pictorial indigenous nature guide.” (publisher’s blurb)
Light discolouration to front cover. Minor tanning and soiling. Very Good Condition.