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Issue Details: First known date: 1983... 1983 The Last of the Nomads
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'... a story of a journey into the heart of the Gibson Desert of Western Australia in search of an elderly Aboriginal couple, the last of their tribe, remaining in their own "country", the last of the Aboriginal people left in the Western Gibson Desert and possibly the last nomads of the Australian continent to follow the way of life of their ancestors' (Source: Introduction, Fremantle Press, 1983 edition)

Notes

  • Includes a poem by Henry Kendall.
  • Available in kit form.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1983 .
      Extent: 119p.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 9780909144739 (pbk), 0909144737 (pbk)
    • South Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1990 .
      image of person or book cover 971266586755556534.jpg
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      Extent: 119p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports
      ISBN: 0949206873 (pbk)
    • South Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1997 .
      image of person or book cover 5031278155468722636.jpg
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      Extent: 194p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports
      Reprinted: 2000
      ISBN: 0949206873
    • London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Eye Books ,
      2004 .
      image of person or book cover 8577662633110296632.jpg
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      Extent: 171p.
      Description: illus., maps
      ISBN: 9781903070321 (pbk), 1903070325 (pbk)
    • South Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2006 .
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      Extent: 175p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports.
      Note/s:
      • Published with Postscript, 2006 edition.
      ISBN: 0949206873
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2009 .
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      Extent: 176p.
      Edition info: 2nd Edition.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 9780949206879 (pbk)
Alternative title: Les derniers nomades d'Australie
Language: French
    • Arles,
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      France,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Actes Sud ,
      2001 .
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      Extent: 210p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports
      ISBN: 9782742734184, 274273418X

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Works about this Work

A Persisting Fascination : German Interest in Aboriginal Australians Oliver Haag , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 33 no. 2 2014; (p. 18-22)
'This article examines the German translations of Jeannie Gunn's The Little Black Princess (1905) (Die kleine schwarze Prinzessin, 2010) and William Peasley's The Last of the Nomads (1982) (Die letzten Nomaden, 2007). The focus rests on the translation of Australian historical and political contexts into the foreign context of German target culture. It argues that the specifics of inter-racial Australian history evident in the two books have been rendered invisible, without the very contexts having completely disappeared. Rather, the translations have reproduced Australian racisms and German ideas of Aboriginal authenticity and traditionalism, as reflected in the notions of the harmonious Naturvolk (natural people). Both translations, the article ultimately contends, testify to the persistency of German ideas of Aboriginal Australia, construing Aboriginal people as timeless, unchanging and pre-modern.' (Publication summary)
A Persisting Fascination : German Interest in Aboriginal Australians Oliver Haag , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , vol. 33 no. 2 2014; (p. 18-22)
'This article examines the German translations of Jeannie Gunn's The Little Black Princess (1905) (Die kleine schwarze Prinzessin, 2010) and William Peasley's The Last of the Nomads (1982) (Die letzten Nomaden, 2007). The focus rests on the translation of Australian historical and political contexts into the foreign context of German target culture. It argues that the specifics of inter-racial Australian history evident in the two books have been rendered invisible, without the very contexts having completely disappeared. Rather, the translations have reproduced Australian racisms and German ideas of Aboriginal authenticity and traditionalism, as reflected in the notions of the harmonious Naturvolk (natural people). Both translations, the article ultimately contends, testify to the persistency of German ideas of Aboriginal Australia, construing Aboriginal people as timeless, unchanging and pre-modern.' (Publication summary)
Last amended 13 Feb 2020 09:48:01
Subjects:
  • Gibson Desert, Central desert areas, Western Australia,
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