A slightly more detailed version was also published in Spencer and Gillen (1912:267) Across Australia the same year, where Spencer claimed to have described Howitt and Fison as men 'who could send out Churinga
[sacred objects] and make boys into men'.
We also knew that the return of a particularly significant churinga
would exacerbate these troubles and probably lead to physical violence.
Earlier spelt as churinga
(Spencer and Gillen 1899:123) and tjurunga as in Strehlow (1970:102).
I would not have had it happen for 100 [pounds sterling] and I am going to write to Cowle about the Churinga
business, there must be no more ertatulnga robberies.
23 /PRNewswire/ -- Charles Merrill, an environmentalist did not at first realize how revered and powerful to its Aboriginal group of origin the churinga
stone actually is.
I have printed a set of the Echunpa [perentie] pictures for Sambo and have had a neat shallow tin case made to hold them and they are to be taken and deposited with the Churinga
in the Ertnatulinga [storehouse cave] shortly.
certain number of the Alcheringa ancestors went into the ground, each one carrying his Churinga
[board] with him.
In this sense, the churinga
ilkinia (atywerrenge-designs) would fall into the former.
Gillen's letters jump from subject to subject; from species of frog, to marriage classes, to mineral investment and churinga
The loss of Churinga
is the most significant evil that could befall any local group' (Jones 1992:118 (9)), no effort had been made to restore possession since 1897 when Gillen had confessed to him that 'there must be no more ertatulnga robberies.
Furthermore, Sunfly himself, the `rainman' and `lawman', and Cowan's guide along the Dreaming paths, someone as `precious as a churinga
board', decides to stay too so that he can look after his tribal and personal country.
each of them [the Alcheringa] carried about some sacred object stick or stone called churinga
(sic), with which was associated their spirit part.