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Main Title: Songlines : the power and promise / Margo Neale & Lynne Kelly. Book Cover
Author: Neale, Margo.
Kelly, Lynne, 1951-
Imprint: Thames & Hudson/National Museum of Australia, 2020.
Collation: 207 pages : 1 illustration, paperback ; 20 cm.
Subject: First Nations Australians - - Stories and religion
First Nations Australians
First Nations Australians - Culture
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Nominations
Series: First knowledges
ISBN: 9781760761189
Songlines are an archive for powerful knowledges that ensured Australia's many Indigenous cultures flourished for over 60,000 years. Much more than a navigational path in the cartographic sense, these vast and robust stores of information are encoded through song, story, dance, art and ceremony, rather than simply recorded in writing. Weaving deeply personal storytelling with extensive research on mnemonics, Songlines: The Power and Promise offers unique insights into Indigenous traditional knowledges, how they apply today and how they could help all peoples thrive into the future. This book invites readers to understand a remarkable way for storing knowledge in memory by adapting song, art, and most importantly, Country, into their lives.

Includes bibliographical references and index.
Victorian Premier's Literary Award Longlist 2021
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 305.801 LEG NEA Available