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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Jilji : Life in the Great Sandy Desert
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'The first draft of this book was written under a tree on the slope of a sandhill where for several years, English woman Pat Lowe shared a desert camp with her lifetime partner, Walmajarri man Jimmy Pike. Their camp faced south into the Great Sandy Desert where Jimmy was born. While spending time in the red heart of country that had been home to the Walmajarri people for thousands of years, they recorded Pike's stories through his painting and Lowe's writing.' Source: Publisher's blurb

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 1990 .
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      Extent: 147p.
      Description: col. illus., maps
      Reprinted: 1994
      Note/s:
      • Epigraph: 'You call it desert - we used to live there.'
      • Illustrated with paintings by Jimmy Pike and photographs by Pat Lowe.
      • Includes glossary of Walmajarri words, Australian English terms and pronunciation of Walmajarri words (p. 140-144)
      ISBN: 0958810125
Alternative title: You Call It Desert : We Used to Live There
    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2010 .
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      Extent: 156p.
      Edition info: New ed.
      Description: col. illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • t.p. This book was previously published under the title Jilji: Life in the Great Sandy Desert
      • Author's note: I wrote this, my first book, twenty years ago... Doing so brought back to me the challenge and excitement of those days, and memories of the knowledgeable and generous people I shared them with.

        Pat Lowe

      • Includes glossary of Walmajarri words, Australian English terms and pronunciation of Walmajarri words(p. 151-156)
      • Illustrated with paintings by Jimmy Pike and photographs by Pat Lowe.
      ISBN: 9781921248115 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

You Call it Desert - We Used to Live There Janelle Moran , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Etchings Indigenous : Black and Sexy 2010; (p. 145-148)

— Review of Jilji : Life in the Great Sandy Desert Pat Lowe , Jimmy Pike , 1990 single work single work biography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 March 2010; (p. 31)

— Review of Jilji : Life in the Great Sandy Desert Pat Lowe , Jimmy Pike , 1990 single work single work biography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 13-14 March 2010; (p. 31)

— Review of Jilji : Life in the Great Sandy Desert Pat Lowe , Jimmy Pike , 1990 single work single work biography
You Call it Desert - We Used to Live There Janelle Moran , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Etchings Indigenous : Black and Sexy 2010; (p. 145-148)

— Review of Jilji : Life in the Great Sandy Desert Pat Lowe , Jimmy Pike , 1990 single work single work biography
Last amended 20 Apr 2017 15:57:51
Subjects:
  • Great Sandy Desert, Central desert areas, Western Australia,
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