People of the lakes / [research, Marjorie Sullivan, Michael McIntyre ; illustrations, Tony Oliver] Sullivan, Marjorie

User activity

Share to:
Author
Sullivan, Marjorie
Subjects
Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs.; Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - Darling River Region - Social life and customs - Juvenile literature.; Aboriginal Australians - New South Wales - Juvenile literature.
Audience
Juvenile
Summary
Geographical description of the Willandra lakes; information about the climate and terrain, including a legend and location map; a little information about family life; references to food gathering; descriptions of tools and ways of cooking with hearth stones; information about catching fish and gathering birds' eggs, yabbies and crayfish; includes archaeological references; pictorial representation of giant animals, such as the giant emu (Genyornis); explanation of the ways Aboriginal people of the lakes needed to adapt to change as the lakes dried up; refers to new customs that were initiated when the climate changed; includes facts about travelling long distances and trading with other language groups; reproduction of petroglyph; provides a list of "things to do" and a time line; inclusive of present-day Aboriginal people living near Lake Menindee and the Darling River at the time of writing (1982); some terms that would be considered offensive.
Bookmark
https://trove.nla.gov.au/work/14295540
Work ID
14295540

3 editions of this work

Find a specific edition
Thumbnail [View as table] [View as grid] Title, Author, Edition Date Language Format Libraries

User activity


e.g. test cricket, Perth (WA), "Parkes, Henry"

Separate different tags with a comma. To include a comma in your tag, surround the tag with double quotes.

Be the first to add a tag for this work

Be the first to add this to a list

Comments and reviews

What are comments? Add a comment

No user comments or reviews for this work

Add a comment


Show comments and reviews from Amazon users