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Desert Lake: Art, Science and Stories from Paruku
 

Desert Lake: Art, Science and Stories from Paruku (Hardback)

Edited by Morton, Steve
Edited by Martin, Mandy
Edited by Mahood, Kim
Edited by Carty, John

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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 Billilun...a. 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. Paruku's cultural and environmental values inspire Indigenous and other artists, they define the place as an enduring home, and have led to its declaration as an Indigenous Protected Area. 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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ISBN 9780643106284
Published AU 1 Mar 2013
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780643106284
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
Imprint CSIRO Publishing
Published 1 Mar 2013
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback
Author(s) Edited by Morton, Steve
Edited by Martin, Mandy
Edited by Mahood, Kim
Edited by Carty, John
Category Art Of Indigenous Peoples
Social & Cultural History
Archaeology
History Of Science
Australian
Number of Pages 312
Dimensions Width: 260mm
Height: 230mm
Spine: 25mm
Dewey Code 994.14
Weight 1,300g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text History: Specific Subjects
ONIX Text General/trade;Professional and scholarly

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