The Resource Desert Lake : art, science and stories from Paruku, editors: Steve Morton...[et al.]

Desert Lake : art, science and stories from Paruku, editors: Steve Morton...[et al.]

Desert Lake : art, science and stories from Paruku
Desert Lake
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art, science and stories from Paruku
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editors: Steve Morton...[et al.]
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Art, science and stories from Paruku
"Desert Lake" is a book combining artistic, scientific and Indigenous views of a striking region of north-western Australia. Paruku is the place that white people call Lake Gregory. It is Walmajarri land, and its people live on their Country in the communities of Mulan and Billiluna.This is a story of water. When Sturt Creek flows from the north, it creates a massive inland Lake among the sandy deserts. Not only is Paruku of national significance for waterbirds, but it is has also helped uncover the past climatic and human history of Australia.The Walmajarri people of Paruku understand themselves in relation to Country, a coherent whole linking the environment, the people and the Law that governs their lives. These understandings are encompassed by the Waljirri or Dreaming and expressed through the songs, imagery and narratives of enduring traditions. "Desert Lake" is embedded in this broader vision of Country and provides a rich visual and cross-cultural portrait of an extraordinary part of Australia
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Desert Lake : art, science and stories from Paruku, editors: Steve Morton...[et al.]
Desert Lake : art, science and stories from Paruku, editors: Steve Morton...[et al.]
  • Includes index
  • Editors: Steve Morton, Mandy Martin, Kim Mahood and John Carty
  • Includes glossary of Walmajarri words
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Introduction / Steve Morton, Mandy martin, Kim Mahood and John Carty -- Waljirri / Bill and Bessie Doonday, Boxer Billiluna, Yanpiyarti Ned Cox, Putuparri Tom Lawford and Tiger Wirirr -- Part I : Deep time : Everything comes back to here / John Carty and Kim Mahood; Parnkupirti layers / Hanson Pye -- Earth science in traditional lands: bridge or barrier? / Jim Bowler : Mapping 1 - palimpsest -- Part 2: Recent times: Travelling around the Lake / Biddy Chungulla -- A lake in time : histories of Paruku / Kim Mahood and John Carty -- Mulan story / Rex Johns; Early days at Mulan / Anna Johns; Veronica Lulu's story of her brother, Rex Johns / Veronica Lulu; Billiluna sunstroke / Veronica Lulu; Billiluna times / Bessie Doonday; At the old mission / Gracie Mosquito; Mission times / Shirley Yoomarie; Come back, this is your home / Megan Boxer; Working with archaeologists at Sturt Creek / Launa Yoomarie; Massacre on Sturt Creek 1 / Megan Boxer and Launa Yoomarie; Massacre on Sturt Creek - 2 / Launa Yoomarie; Mapping 2 - pathways / Kim Mahood; Falling star studies / Mandy Martin; How the fish were taken away from the Lake / Raymond Chungulla -- Water of life / Rob Cossart and Rebecca Dobbs; The Kiji painting / Shirley Yoomarie; Mapping 3 - mapping fire and water / Kim Mahood; Working in the Indigenous Protected Areas / Shirley Yoomarie; Working in our country / Daisy Kungah -- The living world / Steve Morton and Tanya Vernes; The willie wagtail, jirntirpirriny / Hanson Pye; The bilby, nyarlku / Hanson Pye; We been bringem back country / Charnia Samuels; Falling star paintings / Mandy Martin -- We have come to the shores: an artist's diary / Mandy Martin; Paruku awareness / Tom Lynch; Making sculptures / Faye Alexander and Walmajarri artists -- The shape of the Lake / John Carty; Parnkupirti men's painting / Hanson Pye; Thinking about painting / William L. Fox; Paruku suite: poems / William L. Fox; Mapping 4 - collaborations / KIm Mahood -- The future: Bringing Mulan back to life / Hanson Pye; A strong community for the future / Guy Fitzhardinge and Jocelyn Davies; Mapping 5 - kids: mapping the future / Kim Mahood; Paruku Ranger / Jamie Brown; A way of healing / Shirley Brown; Coda: ways of seeing / may contributors
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xviii, 294 p.
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