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The Jindyworobak Movement was a nationalistic Australian literary movement that sought to promote aboriginal ideas and customs, particularly in literature. They were active from the 1930s to around the 1950s. The movement intended to combat the influx of "alien" culture, which was threatening local art. It started off as a literary club in Adelaide, founded in 1938, and was supported by many Australian artists, poets, and writers. Many were fascinated by Aboriginal culture, and desired to improve the white Australian's understanding and appreciation of it.
The founder of the movement, poet Rex Ingamells , applied the name in 1937, which means "to join" or "to annex" in aboriginal language. Many other poets were involved in the movement, such as Roland Robinson, Ian Mudie , Nancy Cato, and Judith Wright.
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