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The Resource First footprints : the epic story of the first Australians, Scott Cane

First footprints : the epic story of the first Australians, Scott Cane

Label
First footprints : the epic story of the first Australians
Title
First footprints
Title remainder
the epic story of the first Australians
Statement of responsibility
Scott Cane
Title variation
Epic story of the first Australians
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Some 60,000 years ago, a small group of people landed on Australia's northern coast. They were the first oceanic mariners and this great southern land was their new home. Gigantic mammals roamed the plains and enormous crocodiles, giant snakes and goannas nestled in the estuaries and savannahs. First Footprints tells the epic story of Australia's Aboriginal people. It is a story of ancient life on the driest continent on earth through the greatest environmental changes experienced in human history: ice ages, extreme drought and inundating seas. It is chronicled through astonishing archaeological discoveries, ancient oral histories and the largest and oldest art galleries on earth. Australia's first inhabitants were the first people to believe in an afterlife, cremate their dead, engrave representations of the human face, and depict human sound and emotion. They created new technologies, designed ornamentation, engaged in trade, and created the earliest documents of war. Ultimately, they developed a sustainable society based on shared religious tradition and far-reaching social networks across the length and breadth of Australia. First Footprints tells the largely unknown and captivating story of Australia's remarkable heritage
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cane, Scott
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Tjantjanu
  • Lantil
  • Yawa
  • Tjapaltjarri, Warlimpirrnga
  • Yarti
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Prehistoric peoples
  • Australia
Target audience
general
Label
First footprints : the epic story of the first Australians, Scott Cane
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Based on the four-part documentary series of the same name..written, produced and directed by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler..The book includes many stills from the documentary series"
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography : pages 279-309
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Map of Australia's ancient coastlines -- Map of locations mentioned in the book -- Timeline -- Introduction -- Near extinction : 74,000 - 60,000 years ago -- Super nomads : 60,000-30,000 years ago -- The great drought : 30,000-18,000 years ago -- The great flood : from 18,000 years ago
Control code
000051897104
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 316 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of coloured plates
Isbn
9781743314937
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)857585741
Label
First footprints : the epic story of the first Australians, Scott Cane
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Based on the four-part documentary series of the same name..written, produced and directed by Bentley Dean and Martin Butler..The book includes many stills from the documentary series"
  • Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography : pages 279-309
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Map of Australia's ancient coastlines -- Map of locations mentioned in the book -- Timeline -- Introduction -- Near extinction : 74,000 - 60,000 years ago -- Super nomads : 60,000-30,000 years ago -- The great drought : 30,000-18,000 years ago -- The great flood : from 18,000 years ago
Control code
000051897104
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 316 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of coloured plates
Isbn
9781743314937
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, photographs
System control number
(OCoLC)857585741

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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