We are open! For operations and delivery updates due to COVID-19. (click here)
0

Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Songlines and Fault Lines by Glenn Morrison

Visitors to the Red Centre come looking for the real Australia, but find a place both beautiful and disturbing. There is wilderness, desire and an Aboriginal philosophy of home. But there is also the confusing countenance of the Australian frontier, a meeting place between black and white, ancient and modern.

Songlines and Fault Lines explores the Red Centre through the eyes of those who have walked it, in six remarkable stories that have shaped our nation. It follows Aboriginal Dreamtime Ancestors along a songline, trudges with John McDouall Stuart as he crosses the continent, and walks the Finke River in the footsteps of anthropologist T.G.H. Strehlow. It keeps pace with conservationist Arthur Groom as he reimagines the country's heart as tourist playground, ponders a philosophy of walking with British travel writer Bruce Chatwin, and then strolls the grog-troubled streets of Alice Springs with Eleanor Hogan.

Retracing time-worn pathways and stories of Australia's centre, Glenn Morrison finds fresh answers to age-old queries.

Buy Songlines and Fault Lines by Glenn Morrison from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780522870985
ISBN-10: 0522870988
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 154mm x 26mm)
Pages: 208
Imprint: Melbourne University Press
Publisher: Melbourne University Press
Publish Date: 30-Jul-2017
Country of Publication: Australia

Other Editions - Songlines and Fault Lines by Glenn Morrison

Book Reviews - Songlines and Fault Lines by Glenn Morrison

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Songlines and Fault Lines book by Glenn Morrison and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)


Author Biography - Glenn Morrison

Glenn Morrison is a writer and journalist who lives in Alice Springs and teaches journalism at the University of Sydney. In his spare time he walks the red desert hills that surround his home.

A Preview for this title is currently not available.