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That deadman dance, Kim Scott

Label
That deadman dance
Title
That deadman dance
Statement of responsibility
Kim Scott
Title variation
That dead man dance
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Explores the early contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the first European settlers. A young Noongar man named Bobby Wabalanginy who is clever, resourceful and eager to please, befriends the new arrivals. But slowly things begin to change. Not everyone is happy with how the colony is developing
Summary
Bobby Wabalanginy is a young Nyunga man, smart, resourceful, and eager to please. He befriends the European arrivals, joining them as they hunt whales, till the land, and establish their new colony. He is welcomed into a prosperous white family, and eventually finds himself falling in love with the daughter, Christine. But slowly -by design and by hazard-things begin to change. Not everyone is happy with how the colony is progressing. "Told through the eyes of black and white, young and old, this is a story about fledgling Western Australian community in the early 1800s known as the 'friendly frontier'. Poetic, warm-hearted and bold, it is a story which shows that first contact did not have to lead to war."--Back cover.
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Award
  • Adelaide Festival Award for Fiction (South Australia), 2012.
  • Adelaide Festival Awards (South Australia), Premier's Award, 2012.
  • Australian Literature Society Gold Medal, 2011.
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South East Asia and South Pacific: Best Book, 2011.
  • Miles Franklin Award, 2011.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Book of the Year, 2012.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Christina Stead Prize for Fiction, 2012.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Vance Palmer Prize for Fiction, 2011.
  • Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Victorian Prize for Literature, 2011.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Fiction category, 2010.
  • Western Australian Premier's Book Awards, Premier's Prize, 2010.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
378224
Cataloging source
ANL
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1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scott, Kim
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Nyungar (Australian people)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Western Australia
  • Western Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
That deadman dance, Kim Scott
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000045777677
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9781405040440
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
That deadman dance, Kim Scott
Publication
Control code
000045777677
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
400 p.
Isbn
9781405040440
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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