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The Resource Paris Savages

Paris Savages

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Paris Savages
Title
Paris Savages
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Johnson
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
‘This story has its genesis in fact, when three Fraser Island people were taken to Germany in 1882–83. The sole survivor was Bonangera (Boni/Bonny) whose life-size plaster cast remains at the Musée des Confluences, Lyon, France. The silencing that Badtjala people continue to endure in the localised historiography of place is ongoing.’ Dr Fiona Foley, Badtjala artist and academic Fraser Island, 1882. The population of the Badtjala people is in sharp decline following a run of brutal massacres. When German scientist Louis Müller offers to sail three Badtjala people – Bonny, Jurano and Dorondera – to Europe to perform to huge crowds, the proud and headstrong Bonny agrees, hoping to bring his people’s plight to the Queen of England. Accompanied by Müllers bright, grieving daughter, Hilda, the group begins their journey to belle-époque Europe to perfom in Hamburg, Berlin, Paris and eventually London. While crowds in Europe are enthusiastic to see the unique dances, singing, fights and pole climbing from the oldest culture in the world, the attention is relentless, and the fascination of scientists intrusive. When disaster strikes, Bonny must find a way to return home
Summary
Based on a true story, Paris Savages takes us from colonised Australia to the heart of Europe in 1882, where three young Aboriginal people were taken to perform for mass entertainment. While crowds in Europe are enthusiastic to see the unique dances, singing, fights, and pole climbing from the oldest culture in the world, the attention is relentless, and the fascination of scientists intrusive. Bonny is not a passive victim, and starts to earn money from mocking the crowd, but when disaster strikes, he must find a way to return home
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10807577
Cataloging source
SALS
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Johnson, Katherine
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Literary Fiction
  • Australian Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Paris Savages
Instantiates
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BORROWBOX:SSI_667646
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781920727321
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Paris Savages
Control code
BORROWBOX:SSI_667646
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781920727321
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

    • Lionel Bowen Library and Community CentreBorrow it
      669-673 Anzac Parade, Marouba, NSW, 2035, AU
      -33.938111 151.237977
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