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'Everywhere in Papunya is a road.'

'Hot winds, camp dog packs and bare feet with the night-surveillance truck forming crop circles in the burnt sand outlining the town's boundaries. From the sky, the connecting curves and faint lines resemble a tjupi, or honeyant, an insect that looks like and everyday ant from above but with a swollen amber abdomen that is said to taste like a sweet treat. It is the animal that has represented the Dreaming for the area for over sixty-thousand years.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia Anita Heiss (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2018 12263094 2018 anthology life story autobiography Indigenous story

    'What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, attempts to showcase as many diverse voices, experiences and stories as possible in order to answer that question. Each account reveals, to some degree, the impacts of invasion and colonisation – on language, on country, on ways of life, and on how people are treated daily in the community, the education system, the workplace and friendship groups.

    'Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside newly discovered voices of all ages, with experiences spanning coastal and desert regions, cities and remote communities. All of them speak to the heart – sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect.

    'This groundbreaking anthology aims to enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.' (Publication Summary)

    Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2018
    pg. 211-218
Last amended 6 Apr 2018 10:55:04
  • Papunya, South West Northern Territory, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
  • Cronulla, Caringbah - Cronulla area, Sutherland area, Sydney Southern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,
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