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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
Contents Introduction -- Waljirri -- Part 1. Deep time -- Chapter 1. Everything comes back to here -- Parnkupirti layers -- Chapter 2. Earth science in traditional lands: bridge or barrier? -- Mapping 1 - palimpsest -- Part 2. Recent times -- Travelling around the lake -- Chapter 3. A lake in time: histories of Paruku -- Chapter 4. Mulan story -- Early days at Mulan -- Veronica Lulu's story of her brother, Rex Johns -- Billiluna sunstroke -- Billiluna times -- At the old mission -- Mission times -- Come back, this is your home -- Working with archaeologists at Sturt Creek -- Massacre on Sturt Creek - 1 -- Massacre on Sturt Creek - 2 -- Mapping 2 - pathways -- Falling star studies -- How the fish were taken away from the lake -- Chapter 5. Water of life -- The Kiji painting -- Mapping 3 - mapping fire and water -- Working in the Indigenous Protected Area -- Working in our Country -- Chapter 6. The living world -- The willie wagtail, jirntirpirriny -- The bilby, nyarlku -- We been bringem back Country -- Falling star paintings -- Chapter 7. We have come to the shores: an artists's diary -- Paruku awareness -- Making sculptures -- Chapter 8. The shape of the Lake -- Parnkupirti men's painting -- Chapter 9. Thinking about painting -- Paruku suite: poems -- Mapping 4 - collaborations -- Part 3. The future -- Bringing Mulan back to life -- Chapter 10. A strong community for the future -- Mapping 5 - kids: mapping the future -- Paruku ranger -- A way of healing -- Coda: ways of seeing -- Glossary of Walmajarri words -- Partners -- Desert Lake: art, science and stories from Paruku folio and DVD
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 Australian
Art of indigenous peoples
Environmental studies
Australian Aboriginal studies
ABORIGINAL AUSTRALIANS
ART
ECOLOGY
SOCIAL CUSTOMS
WALMAJARRI (AUSTRALIAN PEOPLE)
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Also available online
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In English and Walmajarri
Subject Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- Lake Gregory
Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Lake Gregory
Ecology -- Western Australia -- Lake Gregory
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Lake Gregory (W.A.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Lake Gregory (W.A.)
Ecology -- Australia -- Lake Gregory (W.A.)
Art, Aboriginal Australian.
Artists, Aboriginal Australian.
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- Gregory, Lake (W.A.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Gregory, Lake (W.A.)
Ecology -- Western Australia -- Gregory, Lake (W.A.)
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia
Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia
Ecology -- Western Australia
Art, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- Gregory, Lake
Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Gregory, Lake
Ecology -- Western Australia -- Gregory, Lake
Walmajarri (Australian people)
Walmajarri language A66.
Lake Gregory (W.A.) -- Social conditions
Gregory, Lake (W.A.) -- Social conditions
Gregory, Lake (W.A.)
Author Morton, Steve, editor. Editor.
Martin, Mandy, 1952-, editor. Editor.
Mahood, Kim, editor. Editor.
Carty, John, Dr, editor. Editor.
CSIRO
ISBN 9780643106284 (hardback) :
9780643108387 (epdf)
9780643108394 (epub)
Other Titles Art, science and stories from Paruku