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Title Desert Lake : art, science and stories from Paruku / editors: Steve Morton, Mandy Martin, Kim Mahood and John Carty
Published Collingwood, Vic. : CSIRO Publishing, 2013
Collingwood, Vic : CSIRO Publishing, [2013]
©2013

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Description xviii, 294 pages : coloured illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 x 27 cm
Summary "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 Billiluna.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.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
Analysis Art of indigenous peoples
Australian
Australian Aboriginal studies
Environmental studies
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online
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Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Gregory, Lake (W.A.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Gregory, Lake (W.A.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Gregory, Lake
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Lake Gregory
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Gregory, Lake (W.A.)
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Gregory, Lake (W.A.)
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Lake Gregory
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Ecology -- Australia -- Gregory, Lake (W.A.)
Ecology -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Gregory, Lake (W.A.)
Ecology -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Lake Gregory
Ecology -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Gregory, Lake (W.A.)
Gregory, Lake (W.A.) -- Social conditions.
Author Carty, John, Dr, editor, editor
Mahood, Kim, editor
Martin, Mandy, 1952- editor
Morton, Steve, editor
Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (Australia)
ISBN 9780643106284 (hardback)
Other Titles Art, science and stories from Paruku