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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Fay Davis
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  • Epigraph: The old people used to tell us about signs. If you saw a Willy wagtail you knew a visitor was coming. They'd come right up to the door. The Mopoke predicts a death. And the Black cockatoos predicted rain; if you saw two, then it was two days rain. -- The Author

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    y separately published work icon Aboriginal Women's Heritage : Nambucca Kath Schilling , Sabine Partl (editor), Denis Byrne (editor), Hurstville : Department of Environment and Climate Change , 2003 Z1118607 2003 anthology autobiography

    Few people have studied the historical experiences of Aboriginal women in NSW, and the subject has generally had a low public profile. This book helps to change that.

    The book is one of the outcomes of a project which maps Aboriginal women's heritage in two local landscapes - Nambucca and Nowra. Through oral history interviews, the book looks at the relationship between Aboriginal women and the coastal landscape of the Nambucca Valley. It focuses on the lives of nine local Aboriginal women elders, mapping the places in the local landscape that have been important to them.

    By telling stories from their life, these Aboriginal women explain their role as custodians of an important part of Aboriginal traditional knowledge. The book maps their memories, stories, resource places and social places in detail. Source: http://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/ (Sighted 09/07/2009)

    Hurstville : Department of Environment and Climate Change , 2003
    pg. 7-9
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