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The Resource Listening to Country

Listening to Country

Label
Listening to Country
Title
Listening to Country
Statement of responsibility
Ros Moriarty
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The moving and personal story of one woman's journey into the remote and rugged Tanami Desert with the matriarchs of her husband's family.Ros Moriarty is a white woman married to an Aboriginal man. Over the course of many visits to her husband's family, she was fascinated to discover that the older tribal women had a deep sense of happiness and purpose that transcended the abject material poverty, illness and increasing violence of their community - a happiness that she feels is related to an essential 'warmth of heart' that these women say has gone missing in today's world.In May 2006, she had the chance to spend time in the Tanami Desert in northern central Australia with 200 Aboriginal women, performing women's Law ceremonies. Listening to Country is the story of that trip and her friendship with these women, as she tells their stories and passes on their wisdom and understanding.Offering a privileged window into the spiritual and emotional world of Aboriginal women, this book is a moving story of common human experience, the getting and passing on of wisdom, and the deep friendship and bonds between women. It carries a moving and profound sense of optimism in the fundamental humanity we all share.Full of warmth, honesty and insight, Listening to Country shares a rare and vivid insight into the lives, wisdom, humour and difficulties of the lives of Aboriginal women - right here, right now
Biography type
autobiography
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360266
Cataloging source
ANL
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Moriarty, Ros
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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a journey to the heart of what it means to belong
Label
Listening to Country
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aad63f06-7ea5-4a0a-b7a7-eaa9082f8d31
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742690346
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Listening to Country
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:aad63f06-7ea5-4a0a-b7a7-eaa9082f8d31
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781742690346
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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