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The Songlines

Author : Bruce Chatwin
ISBN : 9781448113026
Genre : Social Science
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The songlines are the invisible pathways that criss-cross Australia, ancient tracks connecting communities and following ancient boundaries. Along these lines Aboriginals passed the songs which revealed the creation of the land and the secrets of its past. In this magical account Chatwin recalls his travels across the length and breadth of Australia seeking to find the truth about the songs and unravel the mysteries of their stories.
Category: Social Science

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

Stitching Together The Songlines

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ISBN : OCLC:964571732
Genre : Art, Aboriginal Australian
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Catalogue for Yenbena biganga, gaiyimarr biganga : Stitching together the Songlines solo exhibition by Yorta,Yorta, Mutti Mutti and Boon Wurrung artist, Lee Darroch held at the Koorie Heritage Trust, Yarra Building, Federation Square, Melbourne, 8 October to 27 November 2016; includes information by Tom Mosby on the exhibition; revitalization of possum skin and kangaroo skin cloak making in Koorie culture; includes biographical information on artist, Lee Darroch; includes information by Lee Dorroch on the Yenbena biganga, gaiyimarr biganga : Stitching together the Songlines project and exhibition.
Category: Art, Aboriginal Australian

The Best Of Bruce Chatwin

Author : Bruce Chatwin
ISBN : 9781504053730
Genre : Fiction
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A Whitbread Award–winning novel of Welsh twins and an international bestseller about Aboriginal culture by “the brilliant English writer and stylish nomad” (Los Angeles Times). After his masterpiece of travel writing, In Patagonia, put him on the literary map, Bruce Chatwin penned a novel about twin brothers who never venture far from their Welsh farm. On the Black Hill won the Whitbread Literary Award for Best First Novel and the James Tait Black Memorial Prize. Following that work of fiction, Chatwin turned his focus to Australia and Aboriginal culture, creating a wholly original hybrid of memoir, travelogue, and novel in the international bestseller, The Songlines. On the Black Hill: For forty-two years, identical twins Lewis and Benjamin Jones have shared a bed, a farm, and a life. But the world has made its mark on them each in different ways. At eighty, Lewis is still strong enough to wield an ax, and though he’s hardly ever ventured outside his little village on the Welsh/English border, he dreams of far-off lands. Benjamin is gentler, a cook whose favorite task is delivering baby lambs, and even in his old age, remains devoted to the memory of their mother. With his delicate attention to detail, Chatwin’s intense and poetic portrait of their shared lives in a little patch of Wales is “beautiful and haunting” (Los Angeles Times). “A brooding pastoral tale full of tender grandeur.” —The New York Times Book Review The Songlines: Long ago, the creators wandered Australia and sang the landscape into being, naming every rock, tree, and watering hole in the great desert. Those songs were passed down to the Aboriginals, and for centuries they have served not only as a shared heritage, but also as a living map. Entranced by this cultural heritage, a narrator named Bruce travels to Australia to probe the deepest meaning of these ancient, living songs, and embarks on a profound exploration of the nomadic instinct. “Extraordinary. A remarkable and satisfying book.” —The Observer
Category: Fiction

The Geography Of Nowhere

Author : Gary Eberle
ISBN : 1556127162
Genre : Religion
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The dilemma of post-modern life is thought about with insights from literature, philosophy, anthropology and physics. Helpful, spiritual guidance to navigate a complex world.
Category: Religion

A Greening Of Imaginations

Author : Herbert O'Driscoll
ISBN : 9781640651449
Genre : Religion
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• New book from renowned Anglican storyteller and preacher • Puts reader into the heart of the biblical world • Chapters can be used for personal devotion or as discussion-starters for groups How do the scriptures speak to us today? Where do our stories mirror biblical stories? Herbert O’Driscoll, beloved Anglican preacher, storyteller, author, and hymn writer, invites us to imagine what the “back story” of our favorite scriptures might have been. By doing Christian midrash—telling the stories within the Story—Dr. O’Driscoll has filled in the gaps by creating new homilies and parables based on the text. Some are narratives, such as Jesus wondering about his cousin John as a twenty-something activist, and Mary’s thoughts as she knelt at the foot of the cross. Others ask you to imagine a bundle of letters from early Christians that “might have been written if we could only find them,” like Philemon’s response to Paul’s request on behalf of a runaway slave, or a letter from a student-aged Judas Iscariot written to his parents expressing his excitement about a rabbi whose teaching he finds fascinating. Each of the twenty-eight short chapters offers a glimpse of the thoughts and emotions of individuals found in the Christian Testament, bringing alive the sights, sounds, and smells of the Ho-ly Land.
Category: Religion

Songlines And Dreamings

Author : Patrick Corbally Stourton
ISBN : UOM:39015036094699
Genre : Art
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Indeholder katalog: Aboriginal malere.
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Singing Up The Country

Author : Bob Trubshaw
ISBN : 1905646216
Genre : Avebury (England)
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Using a wide range of current scholarship, the author creates a 'mindscape' for Neolithic Britain. The final chapter weaves this wide variety of ideas together as a fictionalised 'songline' for the Avebury landscape.
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Disaster Resilience

Author : Douglas Paton
ISBN : 9780398091699
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Events such as the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and the Japanese earthquakes and tsunamis in 2011 have provided unfortunate reminders of the susceptibility of many communities to devastating losses from natural hazards. These events provided graphic illustrations of how extreme hazard events adversely impact on people, affect communities and disrupt the community and societal mechanisms that serve to organize and sustain community capacities and functions. However, there is much that communities can do to mitigate their risk and manage disaster consequences. The construct that epitomizes how this is done is resilience. The contents of this volume provide valuable insights into how societal resilience can be developed and sustained. This considerably expanded new edition presents major topics of: Coexisting with Natural Hazards; Urban Resilience in Asia; Lifelines and Urban Resilience; Business Continuity in Disaster; Hazard Mitigation in Communities; Hazard Readiness and Resilience; Child Citizenship in Disaster Risk; Old Age and Resilience; Gender and Disaster Resilience; Impact of High Functionality on Resilience; Art and Resilience; Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Coping with Hazards; Religious Practices and Resilience; Living in Harmony with our Environment; Critical Incidence Response; Governance; Heat Wave Resilience; Wildfire Disaster Resilience; and Progress and Challenges to Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience. This exceptional book brings together contributions from international experts in core areas and includes chapters that provide and overarching framework within which the need for interrelationships between levels to be developed is discussed. The book will be an outstanding resource for those researching or teaching courses in emergency management, disaster management, community development, environmental planning and urban development. In addition, it will serve law enforcement and emergency agencies, welfare agencies, and professionals in applied psychology.
Category: Biography & Autobiography