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AND THE BIG RED GULLAI
As Lenny takes his
walk and collects insects, we learn some of the words that relate to the
bush, to the landscape and the little creatures that can be found there.
This is a beautifully illustrated childrens book that teaches words from
the Yugambeh language region of south-east Queensland.
Bobby McLeod is well
known as a singer, songwriter, performer, writer and political activists
and now this book proves he is a talented poet as well. As both a singer
and a writer he has realeased several albums and books. To say that Bobby
is multi-talented and skilled and that he has had an amazing life journey
would be an understatement. This book features paintings by Malcolm Jagamarra
and sketches by Jose Buscunan-Gomez alngside poems by Bobby.
CUNNING OF RECOGNITION
The Cunning of Recognition
is an exploration of liberal multiculturalism from the perspective of
Australian Indigenous social life. Elizabeth A. Povinelli argues that
the multicultural legacy of colonialism perpetuates unequal systems of
power, not by demanding that colonised subjects identify with their colonisers
but by demanding that they identify with an impossible standard of authentic
traditional culture. Povinelli draws on seventeen years of ethnographic
research, native title claims, as well as on public records, legal debates,
and anthropological archives to examine how multicultural forms of recognition
work to reinforce liberal regimes rather than to open them up to a true
cultural democracy. The Cunning of Recognition argues that the inequity
of liberal forms of multiculturalism arises not from its weak ethical
commitment to difference but from its strongest vision of a new national
cohesion. In the end, Australia is revealed as an exemplary site for studying
the social effects of the liberal multicultural imaginary: much earlier
than the United States and in response to very different geopolitical
conditions, Australian nationalism renounced the ideal of a unitary European
tradition and embraced cultural and social diversity.
Fleay's success have been many, the only succesful and scientifically
documented platypus breeding in captivity and he milked the first taipan
for anti-venene production in 1950. After working for several decades
in Victoria he established his own Fauna Reserve at West Burleigh in south-east
Queensland in 1952. He co-founded the Wildlife Preservation Society of
Queensland in 1962 and wrote a weekly newspaper column for over 30 years.
Because of his dedication and persistance to create interest in native
fauna and flora, Australians today are much more aware of the uniqueness
and value of the bush and its wonderful inhabitants. He was a true trail-blazer
for all who have followed in his footsteps.
TREE THAT DREAMED IT COULD FLY
The Tree That Dreamed It Could Fly is a children's storybook for use by primary school teachers in the development of science education projects. This book is a life cycle story about the relationship between some tree seeds and the earth, butterfly eggs and caterpillars, growth, change and butterflies flying. The book raises several issues that could be asked of students, such as; where does the tree get it's food and water to grow? What does the caterpillar eat to makes it's cocoon? Which other creatures change shape when they grow? What do you feel when you see a butterfly flying? Diana Fuller is an actor, writer, story teller, visual artist a grandmother and a lover of country. This is her first storybook for children. Beautifully illustrated in colour by Diana and recommended for five to nine years olds.
First edition, 2008, cardcover, 20 pages, ISBN 978-0-646-47735-0
For over 20 years Lionel Fogarty retained a limited number of his 1984 publication Ngutji. He wanted these books to once again be available to readers, but first he requested the book be recovered. So in 2008 Keeaira Press has made available the book Njutji with a new cover. Many of Lionel's books are no longer available, which makes this book very rare and a must have for any collector of Australian Aboriginal poetry.
1984 first edition recovered 2008, colour artwork, glossary, ISBN 0-9594998-3-0
B'LONG ALI DRUMMOND
At the age of 14 Ali
Drummond took to a life at sea in the Torrres Strait. Ali applied himself
to learn the skills needed to survive and prosper in a sometimes perilous
life. He learnt from the Japanese divers he crewed with, becoming an expert
diver for pearl shells, trochus and beche de mer, and later a skipper
himself. After war service and years on the mainland, cutting cane, roadworking
and supporting his growing family, Ali returned to his beloved Torres
Strait. He is a valued community member and has been sought out to provide
advice about the maratime environment he knows so well. Sam Faulkner has
skilfully weaved the humour and colourful stories together with spirited
reminiscences as told to her by her grandfather.
At various times in
history particular political and social forces have led to the creation
of artists and art of a certain style, attitude, action or philosophy.
Bjelke-Petersenss Queensland in the 1980s, aka the Sunshine
State, was a defining time for Queensland artists. Many of states
most talented and creative people left. A shift in the political landscape
in more recent times and a re-branding of Beatties Queensland as
the Smart State has two decades later, encouraged many artists
to return home. This catalogue was produced for the Sunshine State-Smart
State exhibition which was curated by Djon Mundine and opened at Campbelltown
Arts Centre in July 2007. Featured are essays by Djon Mundine and Michael
Aird and also the work of nine acclaimed artists, including Tracey Moffatt,
Richard Bell, Fiona Foley, Vernon Ah Kee, Judy Watson, Gloria Thanakupi,
William Yang, Lindy Lee and Ken Thaiday.
This art catalogue accompanies the Story Place exhibition held at the Queensland Art Gallery in 2003. For the first time in one book, the art and culture of Cape York is presented through a series of essays, interviews and artist and community profiles. This book is fully illustrated with over 200 photographs, it features the art work, the people and the environments of Cape York. Contributing authors include: Lindy Allen, David Burnett, Sally Butler, Peter Denham, Julie Ewington, Barry Hunter, Trish Johnson, Djon Mundine, Avril Quail, Lynne Seear and Peter Sutton
First edition, 2003,
cardcover, 240 pages, Colour and B&W photographs on art paper, map,
AND SELECTED POEMS
Lionel Fogarty has
been acclaimed as one of the most important voices to emerge from a radical
new generation of Aboriginal writers. Here is a poet that uses the English
language in a new and unique way. His poems are writen with directness,
honesty and passion. In this book lionel has combined a selection of poems
from previous publications together with several new works.
The Coranderrk Aboriginal
Station was opened near Melbourne in Victoria in the 1860s. The photographs
taken at Coranderrk were circulated across the western world; they were
mounted in exhibition displays and classified among other ethnographic
data within museum collections. Jane Lydon reveals how western society
came to understand Aboriginal people through these images. At the same
time the same time, she demonstrates that the photos were not solely a
tool of colonial exploitation. The residents of Coranderrk had a sophisticated
understanding of how they were portrayed, and they became adept at manipulating
CULTIVATION OF WHITENESS
The Cultivating of
Whitness is an award-winning history of scientific ideas about race and
place in Australia from the time of the first European settlement through
to World War II. Chronicling the extensive use of biological theories
and practices in the construction and "Protection" of whiteness.
Warwick Anderson describes how displaced "Britishness" (or whiteness)
was defined by scientists and doctors in relation to a harsh, strange
environment and in oppostion to other races. He also provides the first
account of extensive scientific experimentation in the 1920s and 1930s
on poor whites in tropical Australia and on Aboriginal people in central
Group was a collective of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal artists established
in Brisbane in 1990. This book attempts to cover Campfire's innovations
and experiments, the odd political struggle, its creative idealism and
artistic opportunism. It embraces numerous places and tales, the shared
experiences of dozens of artists and other arts industry identities.
This is Melissa Lucashenko's first novel. Melissa makes no apologies, with direct and gutsy language, her characters live their lives in the shadows cast by indifferent affluence. In the book Sue Wilson, young and Aboriginal, escapes her "too-large, too-poor family in a too-small" north Queensland town for Logan City's frontier sprawl. Entering "the mythic world of work" she discovers that the view from behind the bar is less than glamerous, but pays the rent. When she meets Roger the good times begin to roll until she finds herself starring in a feature with medium level violence.
Reprinted 2001, cardcover,
OF OUR ELDERS
of Our Elders is an important collection of studio photographs of
Aborigines taken from the 1860s to the 1920s. This book accompanied the
Queensland Museum's exhibition Portraits of our Elders which travelled
extensively throughout the 1990s. Michael Aird has compiled photographs
from the exhibition as well as others from private collections. Through
these photographs you can look into the eyes of these elders and ask yourself
about the lives thay may have lived. These photographs give an insight
into the changes in Europeans perceptions of Aborigines and of Aborigines'
perceptions of themselves.
black skin and country music may seem unlikely bedfellows. But from early
stars like Jimmy Little and Herb Laughton through Dougie and Wilga Williams
to Vic Sims, Bob 'Brown Skin baby' Randal, Bobby McLeod, Issac Yama and
Roger Knox. Aboriginal country music is a very real phenomenon. A long
rich tradition that's still alive today in Troy Cassar-Daley and Archie
When Ruby Langford Ginibi was eight years old her father collected his daughters from Box Ridge mission, and drove them to safety out of reach of the white authorities and the policy of removing Aboriginal children from their families. As an established author and activist Ruby travels back to her home in Bundjalung country to trace and record the history of her community and her roots. The reader is taken aboard the journey home, down the backroads of Northern New South Wales into homes and conversations of cousins, auntie's and tribal elders.
First edition 1994
cardcover, 220 pages, B&W photos, glossary
together Roger Hart's childhood recollections, the myths of Old Man Fog,
and excerpts from Government and missionary records, John Haviland reconstructs
the rich, complicated history of the Barrow Point people and their removal
to the Hopevale Mission, during a period when traditional Aboriginal life
was being systematically dismantled. The book is illustrated with the
artwork of Tulo Gordon.
Culture tells the complex story of how, over the past three decades,
the acrylic "dot" paintings of central Australia were transformed
into objects of international high art, eagerly sought by upscale galleries
and collectors. Fred Myers tracks the way these paintings become high
art as they move outward from Indigenous communities through and among
other social institutions - the world of dealers, museums and critics.
At the same time he shows how this change in the status of the acrylic
paintings is directly related to the initiative of the painters themselves
and their hopes for greater levels of recognition. The book also explores
the awkward issues around valuation and sale of the acrylic paintings.
It also traces the shifting approaches of the government and key organisations
such as the Aboriginal Arts Board to the promotion of the work and describes
the early and subsequent phases of the works' inclusion in major and international
first major publication on the work of this noted artist. It presents
Foley’s practice as a unique voice in Australian art and a strong
presence in contemporary Aboriginal culture. Ben Genocchio, national arts
Correspondent for The Australian, explores Fiona Foley’s art and
its engagement with a variety of themes.
The Other APT explores
issues for Australias Native peoples and our role in
the Asia Pacific Region, and also deals with the issues of migration of
our neighbours including the importance of Place, Legend, Identity, Politics
and Mutual Respect in the interest and importance of open Art Dialogue.
This exhibition catalogue features exceptional works from Aboriginal,
Torres Strait Islander, Melanesian, Polynesian, Maori & Asian Artists
based in Australia, commenting on the complexity of the here and now and
providing refreshing alternative perspectives. Contribting authors include
Jenny Fraser, Gary Lee, Romaine Moreton, Tauline Vrtue & Djon Mundine.
Also featuring artwork by Mayu Kanamori and Lucy Dann, Christine Peacock,
John Graham and Rebekah Pit, Eddie Nona, Madelyn Hodge, Ann Fuata, Archie
Moore, Polytoxic, Jason Davidson, Ritchie Ares Dona, Charles Street, Tim
Leha, Hilda Ruaine, Christine Christopherson and Jo-Anne Driessens.
forty years working in the cattle industry of Western Queensland Herb
Wharton would always say "I'm going to write a story one day about
the things that I see happening around me". In this book of short
stories Herb Wharton talks about how he began a successful literary career,
and some of the stories behind his writings. After having a series of
books published by the University of Queensland Press, Herb sees this
self-published volume as a milestone in his career.
Fleay-Glover was a pioneer Australian woman artist in every sense of the
word. She had entered what had previously been considered the 'man's world'
of art in the late 1880's determined to battle against the tide of discrimination
in pursuing her all consuming desire for an artistic career.
FLEAY'S WORLD OF WEDGE-TAILS
book brings together the writings of David Fleay as he attempted to educate
his fellow Australians on the attributes of the Wedge-tailed Eagle. A
bird that was once seen as an enemy to the pastoral industry and was eventually
granted total protection. Then the common sight of rows of Wedge-tail
bodies strung along barbed wire fences, those gruesome trophies, disappeared
from the rural scene. David Fleay's final success in breeding the Wedge-tailed
Eagle in captivity took place in 1977 after 42 years of dedicated attempts.
These writings show the total admiration and respect expressed by David
Fleay for the Wedge-tailed Eagles.
from three decades of John Ogden's work in Australia. With a provocative
mix of directness, humanitarianism and humor, this quietly subversive
book addresses the process of reconciliation between Australia's Indigenous
peoples and the many cultures that came later.
REDFORD AND THE GOLD COAST
This book was launched
to celebrate a major exhibition by successful Anglo-Australian artist,
Scott Redford. The works reflect Scott's life-long love affair with his
home town, the Gold Coast. His work is represented in most major Australian
public collections. The essays give an insight into his art practice and
focus on his newer work. This fully illustrated book is recommended for
anyone interested in contemporary Australian art. The book features over
200 images of paintings, sculpture, installations, video-clips and photographs.
New reprinted edition with modifications directed by the artist.
YEARS OF SCHOOLING ON THE COOMERA 1873-1998
history of the Coomera region focusing on the Coomera State School. Several
past students have been interviewed and share their memories of the early
settlement of the region and their association with the school.
history of South Stradbroke Island. Spanning the period from the beginnings
of European settlement through to the present. Includes stories of local
identities and Aboriginal familes that have lived on the island.
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