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Description - Elders by Peter McConchie

This is an important book, whose content is unlike any other. It is about indigenous peoples and their traditional and contemporary ways of living. Elders is a series of chapters authored by tribal elders from around Australia. Each chapter describes an important aspect of contemporary tribal life, and the elder speaks on behalf of his or her tribe - explaining what rituals they hold to, what understandings of the world they have. They talk about subjects such as The Land, The Sea, Spirit, Law, Family, Healing, Ceremony, Song, and Hunting. Peter McConchie has travelled to the far corners of the continent to listen and record what elders have to say. They speak simply and movingly, and visually stunning photography supports their words. Elders is a book to appeal to the widest possible audience. It is the most representative account of Aboriginal people's lives, culture and beliefs in book form.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521539241
ISBN-10: 0521539242
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 230mm x 8mm)
Pages: 126
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 8-Jul-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Peter McConchie

Peter McConchie is an internationally renowned professional photographer who has spent much of his working life travelling the world. Since returning to his native Australia in 1997 he has devoted himself to working within indigenous culture and the environment. His previous books include Yolngu Mali: Aboriginal Spirit and Australia - Beyond Any Price.

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