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The Resource 26 views of the starburst world : William Dawes at Sydney Cove, 1788-91, Ross Gibson

26 views of the starburst world : William Dawes at Sydney Cove, 1788-91, Ross Gibson

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26 views of the starburst world : William Dawes at Sydney Cove, 1788-91
Title
26 views of the starburst world
Title remainder
William Dawes at Sydney Cove, 1788-91
Statement of responsibility
Ross Gibson
Title variation
Twenty-six views of the starburst world
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Ross Gibson continues his speculative brilliance with this work on the astronomer and colonist William Dawes, using his notebooks as source material. It is an intellectual adventure around the tensions and pleasures of language and meaning, particularly Dawes' encounters under the southern stars, sharing ideas with a small group of Indigenous people from around Sydney Harbour. Dawes called his collaborators 'the Eora'. They told him it was their word for 'people', and it might have been the first thing they watched him write down. These were the years when Britain seized the Eora country, leading eventually to the establishment of the modern nation of Australia. Fragmentary, poetic and intriguing, Gibson describes, ponders and interprets the pages of Dawes' notebooks, which are reproduced throughout
Summary
Lieutenant Dawes (1762-1836) was an English astronomer/surveyor who recorded the language of the indigenous Eora people of Sydney Cove, Australia, in the colonial period. Inspired by non-linear approaches such as that of Thirty-Two Short Films About Glenn Gould, Gibson (contemporary arts, Sydney College of the Arts) seeks to fill in gaps in knowledge about his career, relationship with a young Aboriginal woman, and the linguistic project which deeply affected his life. Illustrations include facsimile pages from his notebooks. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Biography type
individual biography
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10173151
Cataloging source
ANL
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1956-
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Gibson, Ross
Dewey number
994.41
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Dawes, William
  • Astronomers
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • New South Wales
Target audience
adult
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William Dawes at Sydney Cove, 1788-91
Label
26 views of the starburst world : William Dawes at Sydney Cove, 1788-91, Ross Gibson
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-288)
Control code
000048589416
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 290 p.
Isbn
9781742582979
Isbn Type
(pbk.):) :
Other physical details
facsims., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)779819896
Label
26 views of the starburst world : William Dawes at Sydney Cove, 1788-91, Ross Gibson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [279]-288)
Control code
000048589416
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xii, 290 p.
Isbn
9781742582979
Isbn Type
(pbk.):) :
Other physical details
facsims., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)779819896

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