The Hard Light of Day

Author: Rod Moss
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702246239
Format: PDF
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A story of whitefella-blackfella friendship that offers hope for the future. Two years after artist Rod Moss arrived in Alice Springs to teach painting, he met an Indigenous couple who had set up camp in the gully beside his flat. Over the next twenty-five years, his friendship with Xavier and Petrina Neil and the friendships that grew from it with the families of Whitegate, an Arrernte camp on the outskirts of town, would nourish and challenge Moss beyond his imagining. The Hard Light of Day offers a rare insight into the reality of life in the Centre, from the contours of the MacDonnell Ranges and the textures and sounds of Arrernte culture, to the endemic violence, alcoholism and ill-health that continue to devastate Aboriginal lives. In recalling the relationships and experiences that have shaped his life and work in Alice Springs, Moss reveals the human face behind the statistics and celebrates the enriching, transformative power of friendship. Illustrated with Moss's evocative paintings and photographs, The Hard Light of Day is an incredible journey into a world never shown in the mainstream media, and an artist's chronicle of the moments that have inspired him.

A Country Called Childhood

Author: Jay Griffiths
Publisher: Catapult
ISBN: 1619024039
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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While traveling the world in order to write her award winning book Wild, Jay Griffiths became increasingly aware of the huge differences in how childhood is experienced in various cultures. One central riddle, in particular captured her imagination: why are so many children in Euro-American cultures unhappy—and why is it that children in traditional cultures seem happier? In A Country Called Childhood, Griffiths seeks to discover why we deny our children the freedoms of space, time and the natural world. Visiting communities as far apart as West Papua and the Arctic as well as the UK, and delving into history, philosophy, language and literature, she explores how children's affinity for nature is an essential and universal element of childhood. It is a journey deep into the heart of what it means to be a child, and it is central to all our experiences, young and old.

The Voice and Its Doubles

Author: Daniel Fisher
Publisher: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822374420
Format: PDF
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Beginning in the early 1980s Aboriginal Australians found in music, radio, and filmic media a means to make themselves heard across the country and to insert themselves into the center of Australian political life. In The Voice and Its Doubles Daniel Fisher analyzes the great success of this endeavor, asking what is at stake in the sounds of such media for Aboriginal Australians. Drawing on long-term ethnographic research in northern Australia, Fisher describes the close proximity of musical media, shifting forms of governmental intervention, and those public expressions of intimacy and kinship that suffuse Aboriginal Australian social life. Today’s Aboriginal media include genres of country music and hip-hop; radio requests and broadcast speech; visual graphs of a digital audio timeline; as well as the statistical media of audience research and the discursive and numerical figures of state audits and cultural policy formation. In each of these diverse instances the mediatized voice has become a site for overlapping and at times discordant forms of political, expressive, and institutional creativity.

An Australian Indigenous Diaspora

Author: Paul Burke
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 1785333895
Format: PDF, ePub
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Some indigenous people, while remaining attached to their traditional homelands, leave them to make a new life for themselves in white towns and cities, thus constituting an “indigenous diaspora”. This innovative book is the first ethnographic account of one such indigenous diaspora, the Warlpiri, whose traditional hunter-gatherer life has been transformed through their dispossession and involvement with ranchers, missionaries, and successive government projects of recognition. By following several Warlpiri matriarchs into their new locations, far from their home settlements, this book explores how they sustained their independent lives, and examines their changing relationship with the traditional culture they represent.

The Art of Free Travel

Author: Patrick Jones
Publisher: NewSouth
ISBN: 174224212X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Patrick, Meg and their family had built a happy, sustainable life in regional Victoria. But in late 2013, they found themselves craving an adventure: a road trip. But theirs was a road trip with a difference. With Zephyr (10), Woody (1) and Zero their Jack Russell, they set off on an epic 6,000km year-long cycling journey along Australia’s east coast, from Daylesford to Cape York and back. Their aim was to live as cheaply as possible − guerrilla camping, hunting, foraging and bartering their permaculture skills, and living on a diet of free food, bush tucker, and the occasional fresh road kill. They spent time in Aboriginal communities, joined an anti-fracking blockade, documented edible plants, and dodged speeding cars and trucks on the country’s most dangerous highways. The Art of Free Travel is the remarkable story of a rule-breaking year of ethical living.

Begehren

Author: Richard Flanagan
Publisher: Piper ebooks
ISBN: 349299010X
Format: PDF, ePub
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1839: Der Gouverneur von Tasmanien und Polarforscher Sir John Franklin und seine Frau holen eine Aborigine-Waise zu sich ins Haus. Sie wollen Mathinna durch strenge Erziehung »zivilisieren«. Während Lady Jane ihre mütterlichen Gefühle unterdrückt, kann sich Sir John dem Mädchen gegenüber nicht beherrschen. Als er Jahre später nach England zurückbeordert wird, bleibt Mathinna entwurzelt und zutiefst verstört zurück ... 1859: Im ewigen Eis soll Sir Franklin dem Kannibalismus verfallen sein. Lady Jane reist nach London zu Charles Dickens, um den berühmtesten Engländer der Zeit um Hilfe zu bitten.

Traumpfade

Author: Bruce Chatwin
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783596509508
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Englischer Autor (1940-1989). - Arkady Wolschok, ein Australier russischer Herkunft, führt den Erzähler in die mysteriöse Welt der Aborigines ein. Der Kosmopolit mit Universitätsabschluss hat Java, Indien, Afghanistan und große Teile Europas bereist. Nun versucht er im trocken-heißen Nordterritorium Australiens beim Straßen- und Eisenbahnbau oder bei Ölbohrungen zu verhindern, dass die heiligen Stätten der Aborigines zerstört werden. Aufbau: Traumpfade ist Reisebuch, Abenteuergeschichte, Ideenroman und Fortschrittssatire, geistige Autobiografie und romantische Komödie zugleich. Auf seiner Initiationsreise begegnet der Erzähler einem Panoptikum schräger Persönlichkeiten. Militante Ureinwohner verteidigen ihr Land gegen die Einflüsse der Zivilisation wie Fast Food, Alkoholismus und Umweltverschmutzung. Christliche Missionare wachen eifersüchtig über ihre”eingeborenen“Schafe, weiße Siedler breiten sich mit rücksichtsloser Arroganz aus. Bei seiner Wanderung durch das Land, das im 18. Jahrhundert von Sträflingen aus Großbritannien besiedelt wurde, trifft der Erzähler Trunkenbolde, Verrückte, Schurken und Heilige. Den Roman durchziehen Anekdoten und exotische Geschichten, grandiose Landschaftsbeschreibungen und Reflexionen über die menschliche Natur. Mitten im Erzählfluss tauchen Tagebuchnotizen und Interviews auf, u. a. mit dem Verhaltensforscher Konrad R Lorenz. Sagen, Legenden und Zitate von Buddha bis Arthur R Rimbaud, von R Herodot bis Søren R Kierkegaard verdichten das künstlerische Anliegen.

Die Aranda Und Loritja Stamme in Zentral Australien

Author: Carl Strehlow
Publisher: Reprint Publishing
ISBN: 9783959401937
Format: PDF
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Vollstandiger, digital restaurierter Reprint (Faksimile) der Originalausgabe von 1907 mit exzellenter Auflosung und hervorragender Lesbarkeit. Veroffentlichungen aus dem Stadtischen Volker-Museum Frankfurt am Main. Bearbeitet von Moritz Freiherr von Leonhardi. Mit 9 Fotografien und 8 Tafeln mit Beschreibung (4 der 8 Tafeln bestehen aus Zeichnungen). Zur besseren Lesbarkeit wurde das Original-Layout um 60 % vergrossert."