Author(s): Glenn Wrightman; Mary Thomas; Madigan Thomas; Polly Widalji; Frances Kofod; Sandy Thomas; Patrick Mung Mung; Joe Blythe; Shirley Purdie; Peggy Patrick; Lena Nyadbi; Phyllis Thomas; Goody Barett; Mona Ramsay; Dotty Watbi; Michelle Martin
This book is the result of a study of Gija plant and animal knowledge conducted by biocultutral knowledge custodians with a linguist and biologist are presented. Gija names and uses of plants and animals, specific names and common English names of 215 plants and 247 animals are included. Introductory chapters outline Gija knowledge of seasons, nomenclature for implements, weapons and tools, plant life-forms, and habitats and provide insights into Gija observations of country changes and concerns about country. Gija biological knowledge is categorised and discussed in later chapters. Indices of animal and plant common names and Gija plant and animal names are provided; plants and animals are illustrated.