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The Resource Land of the sleeping gods : untold history and mythology of the Tasmanian Aborigines, the writings and drawings of William Jackson Cotton ; compiled and introduced by Jane Cooper

Land of the sleeping gods : untold history and mythology of the Tasmanian Aborigines, the writings and drawings of William Jackson Cotton ; compiled and introduced by Jane Cooper

Label
Land of the sleeping gods : untold history and mythology of the Tasmanian Aborigines
Title
Land of the sleeping gods
Title remainder
untold history and mythology of the Tasmanian Aborigines
Statement of responsibility
the writings and drawings of William Jackson Cotton ; compiled and introduced by Jane Cooper
Title variation
Cotton papers
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The Cotton Papers were an archive of documents and drawings on the society and culture of the Tasmanian Aborigines compiled by early members of the Cotton family, Quakers and early settlers on Tasmania's east coast, and their friend Dr George Story. According to family tradition the material was gathered from 'elderly Aborigines who wanted their traditions recorded before they died'. The archive was destroyed in a fire in 1959 but was re-created, from memory, by William Jackson Cotton. Some of the stories and drawings he produced were published as 'Touch the Morning' in 1979. This compilation has been annotated by historian Nick Clements and includes a special essay by historian Henry Reynolds. Despite the absence of the original documents, this 'fascinating and often startling material' is an important addition to a field of study in which contemporary sources are extremely limited
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
TSL
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1909-1981
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Cotton, William Jackson
Dewey number
398.208999159
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Cooper, Janie
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  • Cotton family
  • Toli
  • Timler
  • Manalargenna
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Mythology, Aboriginal Tasmanian
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Aboriginal Tasmanians
  • Tasmania, Eastern
Target audience
general
Label
Land of the sleeping gods : untold history and mythology of the Tasmanian Aborigines, the writings and drawings of William Jackson Cotton ; compiled and introduced by Jane Cooper
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Foreword by Frank Ellis, a prologue by Henry Reynolds and notes by Nick Clements
  • Library's copy signed by compiler.
  • Includes glossary of Aboriginal words, names and phrases in various languages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Two worlds meet -- Part two. Beliefs and mythology -- Part 3. War and warriors -- Part four. Letters, poems, fiction
Control code
000052267365
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxii, 240 pages
Isbn
9781921767128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)864645070
Label
Land of the sleeping gods : untold history and mythology of the Tasmanian Aborigines, the writings and drawings of William Jackson Cotton ; compiled and introduced by Jane Cooper
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Foreword by Frank Ellis, a prologue by Henry Reynolds and notes by Nick Clements
  • Library's copy signed by compiler.
  • Includes glossary of Aboriginal words, names and phrases in various languages
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Part one. Two worlds meet -- Part two. Beliefs and mythology -- Part 3. War and warriors -- Part four. Letters, poems, fiction
Control code
000052267365
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
xxii, 240 pages
Isbn
9781921767128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)864645070

Library Locations

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