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The Resource Deep time dreaming : uncovering ancient Australia, Billy Griffiths

Deep time dreaming : uncovering ancient Australia, Billy Griffiths

Label
Deep time dreaming : uncovering ancient Australia
Title
Deep time dreaming
Title remainder
uncovering ancient Australia
Statement of responsibility
Billy Griffiths
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
People would have known about Australia before they saw it. Smoke billowing above the sea spoke of a land that lay beyond the horizon. A dense cloud of migrating birds may have pointed the way. But the first Australians were voyaging into the unknown.Soon after Billy Griffiths joins his first archaeological dig as camp manager and cook, he is hooked. Equipped with a historian's inquiring mind, he embarks on a journey through time, seeking to understand the extraordinary deep history of the Australian continent. Deep Time Dreaming is the passionate product of that journey. It investigates a twin revolution: the reassertion of Aboriginal identity in the second half of the twentieth century, and the uncovering of the traces of ancient Australia. It explores what it means to live in a place of great antiquity, with its complex questions of ownership and belonging. It is about a slow shift in national consciousness: the deep time dreaming that has changed the way many of us relate to this continent and its enduring, dynamic human history. 'The freshest, most important book about our past in years.' Tim Flannery'Once every generation a book comes along that marks the emergence of a powerful new literary voice and shifts our understanding of the nation's past. Deep Time Dreaming is one such book. Read it: it will change the way you see Australian history.' Mark McKenna'A remarkable book, and one destined, I believe, to become a modern classic of Australian history-writing.' Iain McCalman'Rich and absorbing, at times spellbinding.' Grace Karskens'A brilliant and reflective history of Australian archaeology.' Mike SmithBilly Griffiths is the author of The China Breakthrough and co-editor with Mike Smith of The Australian Archaeologist's Book of Quotations. He is a research fellow at the Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10663792
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Griffiths, Billy
Dewey number
994.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Historic sites
  • Archaeology
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
uncovering ancient Australia
Label
Deep time dreaming : uncovering ancient Australia, Billy Griffiths
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the old world -- Explorers in an ancient land : John Mulvaney at Fromm's Landing -- Haunted country : Isabel McBryde in New England -- Before it is too late, 1962 -- The first Tasmanians : Rhys Jones at Rocky Cape -- Tracks in the desert : Richard and Betsy Gould at Puntutjarpa -- A desiccated Garden of Eden : Jim Bowler at Lake Mungo -- Eaglehawk and Crow, 1974 -- Landscapes of the mind : Carmel Schire and Betty Meehan in Arnhem Land -- Marking country : Lesley Maynard and 'the Bob Edwards' style -- 'You have entered Aboriginal land' : the Franklin River campaign and the fight for Kutikina -- Australians to 1988 -- A social history of the Holocene : Sylvia Hallam, Harry Lourandos and the archaeology of documents -- Hunting the Pleistocene : the history and politics of Jinmium and Madjedbebe -- Epilogue : Australia's classical culture
Control code
000060992819
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760640446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, (some colour), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1007519473
Label
Deep time dreaming : uncovering ancient Australia, Billy Griffiths
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: the old world -- Explorers in an ancient land : John Mulvaney at Fromm's Landing -- Haunted country : Isabel McBryde in New England -- Before it is too late, 1962 -- The first Tasmanians : Rhys Jones at Rocky Cape -- Tracks in the desert : Richard and Betsy Gould at Puntutjarpa -- A desiccated Garden of Eden : Jim Bowler at Lake Mungo -- Eaglehawk and Crow, 1974 -- Landscapes of the mind : Carmel Schire and Betty Meehan in Arnhem Land -- Marking country : Lesley Maynard and 'the Bob Edwards' style -- 'You have entered Aboriginal land' : the Franklin River campaign and the fight for Kutikina -- Australians to 1988 -- A social history of the Holocene : Sylvia Hallam, Harry Lourandos and the archaeology of documents -- Hunting the Pleistocene : the history and politics of Jinmium and Madjedbebe -- Epilogue : Australia's classical culture
Control code
000060992819
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781760640446
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, (some colour), map
System control number
(OCoLC)1007519473

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