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Mari Nawi

Mari Nawi

Aboriginal Odysseys

  • Author: Keith Smith
  • Publisher: Roseberg Pub
  • ISBN: 9781921719004
  • Category: History
  • Page: 216
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The first sailing ships that entered the world of the Indigenous people of Botany Bay and Port Jackson caused fear and wonder. They thought they were giant birds, monsters or floating islands and that the figures climbing the masts were devils or possums. Mari Nawi: Aboriginal Odysseys reveals the significant role Aboriginal men, and some women, played in Australia's early maritime history. Its focus is the Indigenous people who sailed on English ships through Port Jackson to destinations throughout the world in the period 1790-1850. Theirs was a canoe culture and they called the foreign ships mari nawi, meaning `large canoes'. With remarkable resilience, they became guides, go-betweens, boatmen, sailors, sealers, steersmen, whalers, pilots and trackers, valued for their skills and knowledge, while some were exiled as Aboriginal `convicts'. Mari Nawi: Aboriginal Odysseys is illustrated with rarely seen portraits, landscapes and ship images by English, French and Russian artists and is based on previously unpublished sources, including ships' musters, logs, journals, despatches and shipping records.

The First Wave

The First Wave

Exploring early coastal contact history in Australia

  • Author: Gillian Dooley,Danielle Clode
  • Publisher: Wakefield Press
  • ISBN: 174305615X
  • Category: History
  • Page: 462
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The European maritime explorers who first visited the bays and beaches of Australia brought with them diverse assumptions about the inhabitants of the country, most of them based on sketchy or non-existent knowledge, contemporary theories like the idea of the noble savage, and an automatic belief in the superiority of European civilisation. Mutual misunderstanding was almost universal, whether it resulted in violence or apparently friendly transactions. Written for a general audience, The First Wave brings together a variety of contributions from thought-provoking writers, including both original research and creative work. Our contributors explore the dynamics of these early encounters, from Indigenous cosmological perspectives and European history of ideas, from representations in art and literature to the role of animals, food and fire in mediating first contact encounters, and Indigenous agency in exploration and shipwrecks. The First Wave includes poetry by Yankunytjatjara Aboriginal poet Ali Cobby Eckermann, fiction by Miles Franklin award-winning Noongar author Kim Scott and Danielle Clode, and an account of the arrival of Christian missionaries in the Torres Strait Islands by Torres Strait political leader George Mye.

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  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: MCA Store
  • ISBN: 1921034564
  • Category: Aboriginal Australians
  • Page: 204
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Meeting the Waylo

Meeting the Waylo

Aboriginal Encounters in the Archipelago

  • Author: Tiffany Shellam
  • Publisher: UWA Publishing
  • ISBN: 1760801143
  • Category: History
  • Page: 264
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This book explores the experiences of Indigenous Australians who participated in Australian exploration enterprises in the early nineteenth century. These Indigenous travellers, often referred to as ‘guide’s’, ‘native aides’, or ‘intermediaries’ have already been cast in a variety of ways by historians: earlier historiographies represented them as passive side-players in European heroic efforts of Discovery, while scholarship in the 1980s, led by Henry Reynolds, re-cast these individuals as ‘black pioneers’. Historians now acknowledge that Aborigines ‘provided information about the customs and languages of contiguous tribes, and acted as diplomats and couriers arranging in advance for the safe passage of European parties’. More recently, Indigenous scholars Keith Vincent Smith and Lynnette Russell describe such Aboriginal travellers as being entrepreneurial ‘agents of their own destiny’. While historiography has made up some ground in this area Aboriginal motivations in exploring parties, while difficult to discern, are often obscured or ignored under the title ‘guide’ or ‘intermediary’. Despite the different ways in which they have been cast, the mobility of these travellers, their motivations for travel and experience of it have not been thoroughly analysed. Some recent studies have begun to open up this narrative, revealing instead the ways in which colonisation enabled and encouraged entrepreneurial mobility, bringing about ‘new patterns of mobility for colonised peoples’.

At Home on the Waves

At Home on the Waves

Human Habitation of the Sea from the Mesolithic to Today

  • Author: Tanya J. King,Gary Robinson
  • Publisher: Berghahn Books
  • ISBN: 1789201438
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 392
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Contemporary public discourses about the ocean are routinely characterized by scientific and environmentalist narratives that imagine and idealize marine spaces in which humans are absent. In contrast, this collection explores the variety of ways in which people have long made themselves at home at sea, and continue to live intimately with it. In doing so, it brings together both ethnographic and archaeological research – much of it with an explicit Ingoldian approach – on a wide range of geographical areas and historical periods.

The Lone Protestor

The Lone Protestor

A M Fernando in Australia and Europe

  • Author: Fiona Paisley
  • Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
  • ISBN: 1922059056
  • Category: History
  • Page: 226
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The late 1920s saw an extraordinary protest by an Australian Aboriginal man on the streets of London. Standing outside Australia House, cloaked in tiny skeletons, Anthony Martin Fernando condemned the failure of British rule in his country. Fernando is believed to be the first Aboriginal person to protest conditions in Australia from the streets of Europe. His various forms of action, from pamphlets on the streets of Rome to the famous Speakers Corner in Hyde Park, distinguish this lone protester as a unique Aboriginal activist of his time. Drawn from an extensive search in archives from Australia and Europe, this is the first full-length study of Fernandos life and the self-professed mission that lasted half his adult life.

Great Australian World Firsts

Great Australian World Firsts

The things we made, the things we did

  • Author: Chrystopher J. Spicer
  • Publisher: Allen & Unwin
  • ISBN: 1742376738
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 324
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Did you know that Australians were actually the first in the world to put wine in cardboard casks, explore both the Arctic and Antarctic by air, invent a portable pacemaker, manufacture and market the one-piece bathing suit, and develop the wire-guided missile? Australians are among the most outstanding innovators on the planet, leading the world in achievements across many fields such as sport, the arts, medicine, transport and exploration. Before Arthur Conan Doyle, Australia's own Mary Fortune was the first female author of detective fiction and one of the most prolific crime writers of the 19th century. The glowing fire of Australian opals would have probably remained unknown to the world gem market if it hadn't been for Tullie C. Wollaston. Kay Cottee was the first woman to complete a singlehanded nonstop circumnavigation of the world by sea, and long before the successes of Mark Webber there was Sir Jack Brabham, the first person to win a Formula One World Championship in a car that he designed himself. Great Australian World Firsts tells the stories of 30 remarkable Australians, many of whom are long overdue for recognition, and will delight and inspire with insights into unique human achievement.

Nautica Mediterranea

Nautica Mediterranea

  • Author: Bartolomeo Crescentio
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 619
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Library of Congress Name Headings with References

Library of Congress Name Headings with References

  • Author: Library of Congress
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Corporate headings (Cataloging)
  • Page: N.A
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Ordre Des Mots Dans Les Grammaires Catégorielles

Ordre Des Mots Dans Les Grammaires Catégorielles

  • Author: Alain Lecomte
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Categorial grammar
  • Page: 269
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