Life B'long Ali Drummond
A Life in the Torres Strait
By (author) Samantha Faulkner
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Life B'long Ali Drummond by Samantha Faulkner
Book DescriptionFamily is one of the most important things in Sam Faulkner's life. Ali Drummond is Sam Faulkner's grandfather, and this is his story. Ali Drummond has had an extraordinary life, by any standards. Orphaned when young, Ali took to a life at sea aged just fourteen. Originally taken on as an apprentice, Ali applied himself to learning the skills he needed to survive and prosper in a sometimes dangerous life seeking pearl shells, trochus and beche de mer. Alert to the knowledge of Japanese divers, Ali learnt well from them and went on to become an expert diver and skipper himself. After years on the mainland, cutting cane, roadworking and supporting his growing family, Ali returned to his beloved Torres Strait. He has been a strong community supporter, has enjoyed playing lawn bowls competitively and has provided advice about the maritime environment he knows so well -- knowledge now keenly sought by scientists and others. Now 90, Ali is one of a handful of elders able to share these stories first-hand. Two themes emerge strongly: the importance of Ali's wife Carmen and their family, and the desire to be out on the water, fishing. Sam Faulkner has rendered Ali Drummond's life with affection, skilfully weaving together Ali's stories with colourful reminiscences from his family. Samantha Faulkner's passion is to share the stories from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia with other Australians and the international community.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780855755560
(140mm x 215mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: Australia
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Author Biography - Samantha Faulkner
Samamtha Faulkner is a writer who shares the stories of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australia with other Australians and the international community.
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