SINGING SALTWATER COUNTRY JOURNEY TO THE SONGLINES OF CARPENTARIA

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Singing Saltwater Country

Author : John Bradley
ISBN : 9781742690926
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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John Bradley's compelling account of three decades living with the Yanyuwa people of the Gulf of Carpentaria and of how the elders revealed to him the ancient songlines of their Dreaming.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Singing Saltwater Country

Author : John Bradley
ISBN : 1459613481
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At twenty John Bradley was sent to teach Aboriginal children in a school at remote Borroloola, on the Gulf of Carpentaria in far north Australia. But it is the teacher who is educated by the Yanyuwa elders and their families. Over three decades he learns their language and their country, becoming intimately drawn into other ways of being, both practical and spiritual. With passion and pride they teach him their songlines, relating what they know and value - ancestors, kin, allegiances; places, plants, animals; seasons, ceremonies, stories - and the spirit that sustains all. As we follow John Bradley on his journey, we begin to see that the songlines are keys to the authority and continuity held by Aboriginal Law. We begin to understand why, when country can no longer be sung, the Yanyuwa feel it so deeply. And what such loss means to us all. 'A rare diary of devotion... sometimes humorous, sometimes very sad, revealing the extraordinary personal commitment needed to gain insight into Aboriginal connections to country... a moving tale of an urgent quest.' - Professor Jon Altman, Australian National University 'this book strikes chords with the work of William Stanner and Donald Thomson, while evoking the poetic resonance of Barry Lopez's writing about the Inuit.' - Dr Nonie Sharp, author of Saltwater People 'A rare book that attunes us to ways of Yanyuwa dwelling, belonging and being in an intimate relatedness that does not separate thinking from feeling, history from experience, authority from caring, solemnity from humour, and meaning from the life in which this knowledge is embedded.' - Dr Franca Tamisari, Ca' Foscari University of Venice and University of Queensland
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Singing Saltwater Country

Author : John Bradley
ISBN : 1742372414
Genre : History
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John Bradley's compelling autobiographical account of living with the Yanyuwa people of north eastern Arnhem Land. As the elders reveal to him the ancient songlines of their Dreaming, we come to understand their relationship to land and everything else in their world.
Category: History

Saltwater People

Author : Nonie Sharp
ISBN : 0802085490
Genre : History
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In October of 2001, the Australian High Court confirmed aboriginal title to two thousand kilometres of ocean off the north coast. The decision, which was the result of a seven-year court battle, highlighted aboriginal belief that the sea is a gift from the creator to be used for sustenance, spirituality, identity, and community. This evocative study of the people of northern coastal Australia and their sea worlds illuminates the power of human attachment to place. Saltwater People: The Waves of Memory offers a cross-disciplinary approach to native land claims that incorporates historical and contemporary case studies from not only Australia, but also New Zealand, Scandinavia, the US, and Canada. Nonie Sharp discusses various issues of indigenous heritage, including land claims, concepts of public and private property, poverty, and the environment. Despite dispossession, the aboriginals of northern coastal Australia never faltered in their devotion to the sea, illustrating how profoundly such bonds are preserved in memory. Their moving story of surviving and winning a lengthy court battle provides valuable information for all countries dealing with similar issues of rights to tenure and natural resources. Sharp provides the first book-length study of an integrated statement on the many defining qualities of the cultural relationship of aboriginals, non-aboriginals, and the concept of ownership over the sea, and illustrates the wisdom that different traditions can offer one another.
Category: History

The Memory Code The Secrets Of Stonehenge Easter Island And Other Ancient Monuments

Author : Lynne Kelly
ISBN : 9781681773827
Genre : Social Science
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The discovery of a powerful memory technique used by our Neolithic ancestors in their monumental memory places—and how we can use their secrets to train our own minds In ancient, pre-literate cultures across the globe, tribal elders had encyclopedic memories. They could name all the animals and plants across a landscape, identify the stars in the sky, and recite the history of their people. Yet today, most of us struggle to memorize more than a short poem. Using traditional Aboriginal Australian song lines as a starting point, Dr. Lynne Kelly has since identified the powerful memory technique used by our ancestors and indigenous people around the world. In turn, she has then discovered that this ancient memory technique is the secret purpose behind the great prehistoric monuments like Stonehenge, which have puzzled archaeologists for so long. The henges across northern Europe, the elaborate stone houses of New Mexico, huge animal shapes in Peru, the statues of Easter Island—these all serve as the most effective memory system ever invented by humans. They allowed people in non-literate cultures to memorize the vast amounts of information they needed to survive. But how? For the first time, Dr. Klly unlocks the secret of these monuments and their uses as "memory places" in her fascinating book. Additionally, The Memory Code also explains how we can use this ancient mnemonic technique to train our minds in the tradition of our forbearers.
Category: Social Science

Atomic Ghost

Author : John Bradley
ISBN : UOM:39015033319032
Genre : Poetry
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Gathers poems by Toge Sankichi, Adrienne Rich, Gregory Corso, Denise Levertov, Richard Wilbur, Barbara Kingsolver, Paul Zimmer, Galway Kinnell, Maxine Kumin, and Allen Ginsberg
Category: Poetry

Childbirth And Authoritative Knowledge

Author : Robbie E. Davis-Floyd
ISBN : 0520918738
Genre : Social Science
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This benchmark collection of cross-cultural essays on reproduction and childbirth extends and enriches the work of Brigitte Jordan, who helped generate and define the field of the anthropology of birth. The authors' focus on authoritative knowledge—the knowledge that counts, on the basis of which decisions are made and actions taken—highlights the vast differences between birthing systems that give authority of knowing to women and their communities and those that invest it in experts and machines. Childbirth and Authoritative Knowledge offers first-hand ethnographic research conducted by anthropologists in sixteen different societies and cultures and includes the interdisciplinary perspectives of a social psychologist, a sociologist, an epidemiologist, a staff member of the World Health Organization, and a community midwife. Exciting directions for further research as well as pressing needs for policy guidance emerge from these illuminating explorations of authoritative knowledge about birth. This book is certain to follow Jordan's Birth in Four Cultures as the definitive volume in a rapidly expanding field.
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Lidice Sacrificial Village

Author : John Francis Nejez Bradley
ISBN : WISC:89056354285
Genre : History
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Discovering Your Natural Talents

Author : John David Bradley
ISBN : 0891093958
Genre : Religion
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This book helps people zero in on their natural skills and learn to do more of what they like and less of what they don't.
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Cadbury S Purple Reign

Author : John Bradley
ISBN : 1119995051
Genre : Business & Economics
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A unique expose of the Cadbury story, providing an unprecedented insight into the makings of an iconic brand. Cadbury's Puple Reign for the first time tells the in-depth story and definitive history of the Cadbury brand, and how it came to be the world's pre-eminent chocolate brand. It presents a no holds barred account of the rollercoaster ride the organization has experienced that has, ultimately, led to its success. It is a story of endurance, where, in the UK, Cadbury is a clear market leader. This fascinating journey that has been the history of Cadbury makes it an ideal example with which to illuminate the story of consumerism. The company was established even before there were a mass of consumers to sell to, and was at the forefront of many of the developments which facilitated the rise of mass markets: Putting product quality at the heart of the brand. Harnessing the miracles of the Industrial and Transportation Revolutions to drive explosive growth Industry consolidation via mergers and acquisitions to cement critical mass A radical approach to harnessing the potential of its workforce to create the most effectively run company in Britain The virtuous circle of economies of scale which slashed prices and brought chocolate to the masses Innovative marketing and selling approaches that put the Cadbury brand into not just the minds of consumers, but their hearts. Illustrated with fact, anecdote and beautiful images from previously archived material, this book provides the reader with an unprecedented insight into one of the world’s most iconic brands. These insights will help any consumer business that aspire to build longevity for their brand with lessons on how to better endear itself to consumers, and how to turn that relationship into profitable sales. The book has the full backing from Cadbury and chairman Sir John Sunderland provides the foreword.
Category: Business & Economics