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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 The Art of Fire
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'Australia is a land of fire. Fire has shaped its landscapes and played a role in the evolution of its plants and animals. Aboriginal people have always made and managed fire, in the domestic hearth and as an aid to hunting.

This is both a book of art and a first-hand account of desert people's understanding and use of fire in inland Australia.

The author, a renowned artist from the Great Sandy desert, shows, through his minimalist drawings and compact, vivid descriptions, how desert people make fire and when and why they burn.' (publishers' note)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,:Backroom Press , 2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Pat Lowe , single work non-fiction (p. 5)
Pinkirrjarti : Bush Turkey, Jimmy Pike , single work prose lyric/song dreaming story (p. 38)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Backroom Press , 2008 .
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      Extent: 42p.
      Description: illus., ports.
      ISBN: 9780977561544
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