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Country of the Heart
Author: Deborah Bird Rose

ISBN: 9780855757762
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 1 June 2011
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 18.7 x 1.5
Description:
Country of the Heart provides an introduction to the connections between Aboriginal people and the land that has sustained and nurtured them for generations. Through the wonderful photographic images and the stories of the MakMak clan women (white-breasted sea eagle), readers are led into the heart of country: the people, the animals, the plants, the ancestors, the seasons and the intimate relationships which tie them together. The story is told through the voices of Indigenous academic, Linda Ford, and her family, the traditional custodians of Wagait country. Their story includes the challenges her people continue to meet to maintain the health of country. As Ford says: Country gives us our identity.

About the Author

Deborah Bird Rose is a professor in the Center for Research on Social Inclusion at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and the author of Dingo Makes Us Human, Hidden Histories, and Wild Dog Dreaming. She is also a coeditor of the "Australian Humanities Review."

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