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Title: Pickerdar: The Black One
Contributor(s): Lore, T (author); McPherson, Kaye Louise (author)
Publication Date: 2005
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Abstract: When the views of the world's oldest and longest isolated civilization are considered against modern orthodox perceptions, obvious cultural differences appear. For the Lia Pootah Tasmanian Aboriginal, Pickerdar is a great bird born from death. For the other, non-Aboriginal view, the black swan was a bird of great economic potential. Both cultures acknowledged the Pickerdar, the black swan, as a source of food. In this modern world of multiculturalism surely both the Lia Pootah and the western orthodox view have equal value. These two views, held by indigenous and non-indigenous, are very different perspectives and it is these perspectives of Pickerdar the swan which are offered for consideration.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Australian Folklore, v.20, p. 107-120
Publisher: Australian Folklore Association
Place of Publication: University of New England, Australia
ISSN: 0819-0852
Field of Research (FOR): 160403 Social and Cultural Geography
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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