Gumbuli of Ngukurr: Aboriginal Elder in Arnhem Land

Murray Seiffert


Winner of the 2012 Australian Christian Book of the Year Award

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Two stories overlap and interweave in this biography of Gumbuli of Ngukurr. One is of a remarkable Aboriginal elder, Michael Gumbuli Wurramara, whose early life was spent on remote islands in the Gulf of Carpentaria. As a teenager, he moved to the historic Roper River Mission, which became known as Ngukurr when the government took over its control. Gumbuli was one of the commu