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Singing the coast

Margaret Somerville and Tony Perkins

ISBN 10: 0855757116 / ISBN 13: 9780855757113
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Titel: Singing the coast

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Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2010. xiv, 240 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. 23 cm. ISBN 9780855757113 (pbk.) Most Australians live on the narrow coastal strip that fringes our island continent. For Aboriginal people a place comes into being each time it is sung, and it is through this process that places are learned about and cared for. All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Buchnummer des Verkäufers 018356

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A unique and inviting record, this volume explores the Aboriginal Gumbaynggirr people?s experience in maintaining the stories and songs of their New South Wales homeland. By taking up the metaphor of singing to capture a quality of voice, this remarkable record examines the particular qualities inherent in the coastal group?s songs and considers their universal sense of knowledge, understanding, and openness. This revelatory compilation is an indispensable read for those interested in understanding more about Aboriginal culture and engaging with the landscape.

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Margaret Somerville has been working with Aboriginal communities in eastern Australia for more than 20 years. She is the author of The Sun Dancin?: People and Place in Coonabarabran and Wildflowering: The Life and Places of Kathleen McArthur. Tony Perkins is the grandson of Aboriginal Elder and speaker of three tribal languages Clarrie Skinner. He reignited the Yarrawarra Aboriginal Corporation in order to promote the Aboriginal culture and tradition of the Garby Elders.

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