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y Stars of Tagai : The Torres Strait Islanders single work   prose   non-fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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Stars of Tagai creates a picture of a unique sea culture rich in meanings and custom. The author's observations of Islander life over the past fourteen years join with the life stories of Islanders so giving depth to the book's theme: how conservation of cultural tradition underlies a process of renewal. ... The book explores four meanings of the tagai myth in the life of the islanders since the mid-nineteenth cenntury. Its main focus is a growing identity and self-awareness. This is the first book to examine the social issues involved in the historic Mabo case and to give a picture of the fabric of life of the merriam people of the Murray islands, a subgroup of the Torres Strait Islanders. It considers local historical precedents for current moves for political autonomy, examines the various reasons behind moves for sovereignty in the 1980s, and considers future options. (Publisher's blurb, back cover).

Notes

  • Dedication: For the children of the Torres Strait Islands in the memory of Kitty Ware, Harry captain, Wees Nawla, Cross field Ahmat, Sam Passi, Eddie Koiki Mabo.

Affiliation Notes

  • BW

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 1993 .
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      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: xxi, 321,[24]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus., maps.,ports.
      Note/s:
      • Author's Preface. Nonie Sharp. September 1992. (xi-xvi).
      ISBN: 0855752386

Works about this Work

Religion and Resistance in the Torres Strait Frank Brennan , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , October/November no. 7 1993; (p. 54-56)

— Review of Stars of Tagai : The Torres Strait Islanders Nonie Sharp 1993 single work prose non-fiction
Mabo Case Social Issues Examined 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 21 April no. 49 1993; (p. 18)

— Review of Stars of Tagai : The Torres Strait Islanders Nonie Sharp 1993 single work prose non-fiction
Reverend Dave Passi... parish priest at Murray Island, launched Nonie Sharp's new book, Stars of Tagai: The first book ever to be launched on a Torres Strait Island.'
Religion and Resistance in the Torres Strait Frank Brennan , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Arena Magazine , October/November no. 7 1993; (p. 54-56)

— Review of Stars of Tagai : The Torres Strait Islanders Nonie Sharp 1993 single work prose non-fiction
Mabo Case Social Issues Examined 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 21 April no. 49 1993; (p. 18)

— Review of Stars of Tagai : The Torres Strait Islanders Nonie Sharp 1993 single work prose non-fiction
Reverend Dave Passi... parish priest at Murray Island, launched Nonie Sharp's new book, Stars of Tagai: The first book ever to be launched on a Torres Strait Island.'
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