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Pictures From My Memory
Author: Lizzie Marrkilyi Ellis

ISBN: 9780855750350
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 July 2016
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.2 x 1.3
Description:
Pictures from my memory is a compelling autobiographical account of Lizzie Marrkilyi Ellis's life as a Ngaatjatjarra woman from the Australian Western Desert. Born in the bush at the time of first contact between her family and White Australians, Ellis's vivid personal reflections offer both an historical record and profound emotional insight into her unique experience of being woven between cultures - her Aboriginal community and the Western worlds. Ellis shares her first memories as an Aboriginal child living in communities, through her schooling years on the reserves and the progressive culture changes that her family experienced, to her work as a renowned linguist and interpreter for judges and politicians.

About the Author

Lizzie Marrkilyi Ellis is a Ngaatjatjarra educator, interpreter and linguist from the Western Desert. She is currently an Australian Research Council Discover Indigenous Fellow at the Australian National University where she is working on a project documenting Western Desert speech styles and changing modes of communication across generations.

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