Image courtesy of publisher's website.
Note: Based on the Stunning ABC TV series.
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 2013
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'First Footprints tells the epic story of Australia's Aboriginal people. It is a story of ancient life on the driest continent on earth through the greatest environmental changes experienced in human history: ice ages, extreme drought and inundating seas. It is chronicled through astonishing archaeological discoveries, ancient oral histories and the largest and oldest art galleries on earth. Australia's first inhabitants were the first people to believe in an afterlife, cremate their dead, engrave representations of the human face, and depict human sound and emotion. They created new technologies, designed ornamentation, engaged in trade, and crafted the earliest documents of war. Ultimately, they developed a sustainable society based on shared religious tradition and far-reaching social networks across the length and breadth of Australia. ' (Source: Publishers website)


form y First Footprints Bentley Dean , Martin Butler , Tania Nehme (editor), Peter Donoughue (editor), Artarmon : Screen Australia , 2013 7352315 2013 film/TV

'First Footprints tells the story of the original pioneers for all humankind, a history that began in Australia tens of thousands of years before modern humans reached America or Europe. The series draws on the collective memory of Indigenous Australians, the latest archaeological discoveries and the rich record of over 30 million prehistoric painted and etched rocks. Along with evocative recreations, elegant CGI, grand landscape and a wealth of rare archival footage the series will expand our ideas. Sweeping from 60,000 years ago to 1788, each episode begins and ends with a cataclysmic event that transforms life in Australia.' (Source: TROVE)


  • Other formats: Also electronic source

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2013 .
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: x, 316p.
      Description: illus. (some col.), maps.
      • First published November 2013.
      • Includes bibliography and index.
      ISBN: 9781743314937 (pbk), 1743314930
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