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'Ros Moriarty is a white woman married to an Aboriginal man. Over the course of many visits to her husband's family, she was fascinated to discover that the older tribal women had a deep sense of happiness and purpose that transcended the abject material poverty, illness and increasing violence of their community - a happiness that she feels is related to an essential 'warmth of heart' that these women say has gone missing in today's world.

'In May 2006, she had the chance to spend time in the Tanami Desert in northern central Australia with 200 Aboriginal women, performing women's Law ceremonies. Listening to Country is the story of that trip and her friendship with these women, as she tells their stories and passes on their wisdom and understanding.

'Offering a privileged window into the spiritual and emotional world of Aboriginal women, this book is a moving story of common human experience, the getting and passing on of wisdom, and the deep friendship and bonds between women. It carries a moving and profound sense of optimism in the fundamental humanity we all share.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: To the memory of four strong Australian women: my mother, Nancy Ridley Langham, and my Borroloola mothers-in-law Kathleen O'Keefe Murrmayibinya and Annie Isaac Karrakayn and sister Thelma Douglas Walwalmara.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2010 .
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      Extent: 232p., [16]p. of platesp.
      Description: illus. (chiefly col.), ports (chiefly col.)
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography: p.230.
      • Publication date: May 2010.
      ISBN: 9781741753806 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Lunch Hour Talk : Listening to Country Ros Moriarty , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , November vol. 25 no. 4 2014; (p. 4)
Reading and Reviewing : Texts for Years 9-10 Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 3 2011; (p. 111)

— Review of Listening to Country : A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong Ros Moriarty , 2010 single work autobiography
Untitled Susan Courtland , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 25 no. 4 2011; (p. 35)

— Review of Listening to Country : A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong Ros Moriarty , 2010 single work autobiography
A Journey with Indigenous 'In-Laws' Myrna Tonkinson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 16 August vol. 20 no. 16 2010;

— Review of Listening to Country : A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong Ros Moriarty , 2010 single work autobiography
Untitled Samela Harris , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 September 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Listening to Country : A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong Ros Moriarty , 2010 single work autobiography
Non-Fiction Fiona Capp , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 5 June 2010; (p. 24)

— Review of Listening to Country : A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong Ros Moriarty , 2010 single work autobiography
Untitled Fiona Edwards , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , May/June vol. 89 no. 8 2010; (p. 41)

— Review of Listening to Country : A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong Ros Moriarty , 2010 single work autobiography
This Week Yoy're Reading Caroline Tuthill , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 17 July 2010; (p. 29)

— Review of Listening to Country : A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong Ros Moriarty , 2010 single work autobiography
A Retreat That Inspires Hope Michael McKernan , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 31 July 2010; (p. 27)

— Review of Listening to Country : A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong Ros Moriarty , 2010 single work autobiography
Untitled Samela Harris , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 September 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Listening to Country : A Journey to the Heart of What It Means to Belong Ros Moriarty , 2010 single work autobiography
Listening to a Way of Living Blanche Clark , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: Herald Sun , 29 May 2010; (p. 20)
Off the Top Shelf Catherine Cole , Mark Rubbo , Michael Shmith , Clare Wright , Gig Ryan , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 31 July 2010; (p. 24-25)
The judges for the 2010 Age Book of the Year Awards provide a summary for the category for which they are responsible and comments on each shortlisted title.
Lunch Hour Talk : Listening to Country Ros Moriarty , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , November vol. 25 no. 4 2014; (p. 4)
Last amended 4 Mar 2014 10:49:16
Subjects:
  • Tanami Desert, Central Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
  • 2006
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