A bibliography of the traditional games of Torres Strait Islander peoples

Edwards, Ken and Edwards, Tim (2011) A bibliography of the traditional games of Torres Strait Islander peoples. Traditional Games. University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, Australia. ISBN 978-0-9872359-1-6

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Abstract

Torres Strait Islander peoples have their own unique cultures and while many aspects of these have disappeared, been diluted or transformed over time the prevailing nature and values of these cultures still exert a strong influence on the identity of the people.

Games and pastimes of various descriptions have always been an integral part of the cultures in the Torres Strait Islands. Games traditionally placed emphasis on the development, preparation, and maintenance of physical skills of the children and youth, while the dances expressed more the core beliefs as well as environmental, communal, and personal happenings throughout life.

This bibliography has been produced to provide an awareness of play cultures undertaken by Torres Strait Islander peoples and to encourage further study of these as part of an understanding of the sporting heritage of Australia.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: No
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2011 by Ken Edwards. Photocopying of this e-book for personal use is permitted and encouraged.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Education
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2014 04:23
Last Modified: 30 Aug 2017 01:42
Uncontrolled Keywords: traditional indigenous games; Torres Strait Islander peoples
Fields of Research : 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies
21 History and Archaeology > 2103 Historical Studies > 210301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
Socio-Economic Objective: C Society > 95 Cultural Understanding > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/24915

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