Book ID: CBB697704304

First Knowledges Songlines: The Power and Promise (2020)


Margo Neale (Author)
Lynne Kelly (Author)

Thames & Hudson
Publication date: 2020
Language: English

Publication Date: 2020
Physical Details: 214

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.

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Authors & Contributors
Hamacher, Duane W.
Margo Neale
Bruce Pascoe
Clarke, Philip A.
Delbourgo, James
Fahey, Charles
Journal of Astronomical History and Heritage
Historical Records of Australian Science
HOST: Journal of History of Science and Technology
Indian Journal of History of Science
Journal of Early Modern History
Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry
Thames & Hudson
Rutgers University
Cambridge University Press
CSIRO Publishing
Oxbow Books
Scribe Publications
Indigenous peoples; indigeneity
Traditional knowledge
Landscape; landscapes
Nature and its relationship to culture; human-nature relationships
Traditional societies and cultures
Dampier, William
Becker, Lothar
Time Periods
18th century
19th century
17th century
16th century
20th century, early
21st century
Torres Strait
North America
Sydney Observatory

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