The Resource Deep time dreaming : uncovering ancient Australia, Billy Griffiths

Deep time dreaming : uncovering ancient Australia, Billy Griffiths

Label
Deep time dreaming : uncovering ancient Australia
Title
Deep time dreaming
Title remainder
uncovering ancient Australia
Statement of responsibility
Billy Griffiths
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
People would have known about Australia before they saw it. Smoke billowing above the sea spoke of a land that lay beyond the horizon. A dense cloud of migrating birds may have pointed the way. But the first Australians were voyaging into the unknown. Soon after Billy Griffiths joins his first archaeological dig as camp manager and cook, he is hooked. Equipped with a historian's inquiring mind, he embarks on a journey through time, seeking to understand the extraordinary deep history of the Australian continent. Deep Time Dreaming is the passionate product of that journey. It investigates a twin revolution: the reassertion of Aboriginal identity in the second half of the twentieth century, and the uncovering of the traces of ancient Australia. It explores what it means to live in a place of great antiquity, with its complex questions of ownership and belonging. It is about a slow shift in national consciousness: the deep time dreaming that has changed the way many of us relate to this continent and its enduring, dynamic human history
Award
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Book of the Year, 2019.
  • NSW Premier's Literary Awards, Douglas Stewart Prize for Non Fiction, 2019.
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10663792
Cataloging source
ANL
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Griffiths, Billy
Dewey number
994.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Archaeology
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
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uncovering ancient Australia
Label
Deep time dreaming : uncovering ancient Australia, Billy Griffiths
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760640446
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Deep time dreaming : uncovering ancient Australia, Billy Griffiths
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
376 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760640446
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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