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Belonging : Australians, place and Aboriginal ownership / Peter Read. (2000)

Authors: Read, Peter, 1945-
Publisher:Oakleigh, Vic. : Cambridge University Press,
Uniqueness:
  • There are 154 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 152 copies of this specific edition.
Subjects:
Also Titled:
  • Belonging
Author:
  • Read, Peter, 1945-
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • vii, 248 p. : ill., map ; 23 cm.
Target Audience:
  • Adult
Summary:
  • "This book explores the feelings of non-Aboriginal Australians as they articulate their sense of belonging to the land. Always acting as a counterpoint is the prior occupation and ownership by Aboriginal people and their spiritual attachment. Peter Read, through the voices of so many different Australians, asks the pivotal questions: What is the meaning of places important to non-Aboriginal Australians from which the Indigenous people have already been dispossessed? How are contemporary Australians thinking through the problem of knowing that their places of attachment are also the places which Aboriginals loved - and lost? And are the sites of all our deep affections to be contested, articulated, shared, forgone or possessed absolutely? The book cleverly interweaves Read's analysis (and personal quest for belonging) with the voices of poets, musicians, artists, historians, young people, non-European Australians, farmers and seventh-generation Australians."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents:
  • Deep in the sandstone gorges
  • Voices in the river: the poetry of belonging
  • Growing
  • Men's business
  • Singing the native-born
  • Women's business
  • Four historians
  • In search of proper country.
  • Machine derived contents note: 1. Deep in the sandstone gorges
  • 2. Rhyming
  • 3. Growing
  • 4. Men's business
  • 5. Singing the native born
  • 6. Women's business
  • 7. Four historians
  • 8. In search of the proper country.
  • More...
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Notes:
  • Includes index.
  • Bibliography: p. 237-243.
  • Donation. ANU COOP 20120212 Brissenden collection, ANU Library.
  • Signed by author 1 copy.
Language:
  • English
ISBN:
  • 0521773547
  • 0521774098 (pbk.)
Dewey Number:
  • 346.940432
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 46137385
  • 46137385
  • 21495282
  • 21495282
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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