Title The last whalers : the life of an endangered tribe in a land left behind / Doug Bock Clark.
Imprint London : John Murray, 2019.©2019
Author Clark, Doug Bock. author.
Date 01-01-2019
Physical description xii, 347 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
still image
Item 305.8992 CLA (Copy 1) GFL-MONO 317861 INLIBRARY
Major subject Indigenous populations
Minor subject Overseas item
LCSH Whaling -- Indonesia -- Lamalerap.
Whalers (Persons) -- Indonesia -- Lamalerap.
Lamaholot (Indonesian people) -- Social life and customs.
Clark, Doug Bock -- Travel -- Indonesia -- Lamalerap.
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-344).
ISBN 9781529374131
Abstract A journalist draws on his immersive visits to the remote Indonesian island of the Lamalerans, the world's last subsistence whalers, to profile their way of life and illuminate how their indigenous culture is succumbing to the modern world.
Contents The Lamalerans -- Maps -- A note on the text -- Prologue: The apprentice's lesson -- Part one. 1994-2014. The Lamaleran odyssey ; At play in the graveyard of whales ; The child-eating eel and the curse of the black goat ; The cleansing of harmful language ; This, my son, is how you kill a whale ; The laughter ; The way of the Lamafa -- Part two. 2015. A new year ; Nekat ; The marriage ; In the middle of the typhoon of life -- Part three. 2016. The new Kena Puka ; Against the leviathan -- Epilogue.
LCN 1247210
Item ID 317861
Database Library Catalogue