A Place in the Country

  • Craig San Roque
Keywords: Warlpiri, ngurra, phenomenology of place

Abstract

This article begins with an outline of an indigenous Australian language concept of “place” then sketches out a schema based on Central Australian graphic patterns and travelling narratives. The schema allows contemplation of various states of being related to place. It philosophically and subjectively considers psychological aspects of location, home, and environment. Notions presented may have pertinence for psychotherapists in practice in multicultural settings in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand.

Whakarāpopotonga

I te tīmatanga ka huri ki te hua i te ariā o te kupu “wāhi” a te iwi taketake, kātahi ka huahuahia he mahere hāngai tonu ki ngā pakiwaitara me ngā momo nuku i te whenua o Te Pū o Ahiteriria. Mā te mahere ka taea te āta whakaaro i ngā whakapapa tauoranga ki tētahi wāhi. Ka āta wānangahia, whakaarohia te wāhanga hinengaro o te wāhi, te kāinga me te taiao. Tērā pea ka hāngai ngā aroro whakaputahia mai ki ngā kaiwhakaora hinengaro e mahi ana i waenga i ngā nōhanga ahurei maha o Ahitereiria me Aotearoa.

Published
2015-09-18
How to Cite
San Roque, C. (2015). A Place in the Country. Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand, 19(1), 11-23. https://doi.org/10.9791/ajpanz.2015.02
Section
Articles