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The Resource Singing Saltwater Country

Singing Saltwater Country

Label
Singing Saltwater Country
Title
Singing Saltwater Country
Statement of responsibility
John Bradley with Yanyuwa Families
Creator
Contributor
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
John Bradley's compelling account of three decades living with the Yanyuwa people of the Gulf of Carpentaria and of how the elders revealed to him the ancient songlines of their Dreaming.At twenty John Bradley was sent to teach Aboriginal children in a school at remote Borroloola, on the Gulf of Carpentaria in far north Australia.But it is the teacher who is educated by the Yanyuwa elders and their families. Over three decades he learns their language and their country, becoming intimately drawn into other ways of being, both practical and spiritual. With passion and pride they teach him their songlines, relating what they know and value - ancestors, kin, allegiances; places, plants, animals; seasons, ceremonies, stories - and the spirit that sustains all.As we follow John Bradley on his journey, we begin to see that the songlines are keys to the authority and continuity held by Aboriginal Law. We begin to understand why, when country can no longer be sung, the Yanyuwa feel it so deeply. And what such loss means to us all
Biography type
contains biographical information
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371234
Cataloging source
ANL
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1959-
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  • Bradley, John
  • Yanyuwa Families
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Yanyuwa families
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True
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  • Multi-Cultural
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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journey to the songlines of Carpentaria
Label
Singing Saltwater Country
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8a16fdbe-0317-49ae-83ea-0e28451e821c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742690926
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Singing Saltwater Country
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:8a16fdbe-0317-49ae-83ea-0e28451e821c
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781742690926
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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