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Arnhem's Kaleidoscope Children (English Edition) par [Wilson, Graham]

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Longueur : 334 pages Word Wise: Activé Composition améliorée: Activé
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It was hot with stillness in the late afternoon air. The water shone with unnatural smoothness. Tracks told of pigs just gone. Two bubbles popped to the surface of the pool; 'decaying vegetation’ said my mind. I should have known it was a crocodile!

Landscape of Crocodile Dundee: myriad hues of billabongs, open grass plains, sunlit hills and purple storms, peopled by its many coloured children.

Arnhem's Kaleidoscope Children is a remembered story of a family's life in a distant world. The place, Oenpelli, in Australia's Northern Territory, is like remote Canada or Alaska, where few others go. It is near world famous Kakadu National Park, home of huge crocodiles, buffalo and myriad waterbirds.

What is it about the Northern Territory that fascinates? If I mention its name in conversation people turn to listen? Why, for 180 years, has it drawn people to come, stay longer and, often, never leave?

This book is a memoir of a family's life in a remote aboriginal community, a story of living amongst places, creatures and characters of this this strange land. It tells of a transition from isolation to becoming part of the modern world, with changes brought by citizenship, uranium mining, land rights, alcohol, outstation development, and self-management over half a century. Living within this were my parents, whose lives and beliefs were shaped by and played a part in the change.

The role of my father in opening road transport including a crossing of the East Alligator River, developing outstations for aboriginal communities, learning to fly on missionary wages along with assisting the aboriginal peoples of this land to gain royalties from mining is a story deserving telling, along with the parts played by many of others who made their own contributions.

The story moves to the wider canvass of the whole NT across which I later worked. It is a world extending from distant deserts to coastal seas and is peopled by a vast array of hardy, outlandish characters. Along the way it tells of my surviving attack by a large crocodile in a remote swamp.

It is also the backdrop of my Crocodile Dreaming novels, in which real settings and stories of place become parts of a fictional world peopled with many characters built from those I knew. At its centre sit its aboriginal peoples, dreamtime legends and the huge predatory saltwater crocodile.

Biographie de l'auteur

Graham Wilson lives in Sydney Australia. He has completed and published ten books. Published books comprise two series, 1. The Old Balmain House Series 2. The Crocodile Dreaming Series along with a family memoir. Arnhem's Kaleidoscope Children. The first series starts with a novel called The Old Balmain House, based on an old a weatherboard cottage in Sydney where the author lived. Here a photo was discovered of a small girl who lived and died about 100 years ago. The book imagines the story of her life and family, based in the real Balmain, an early inner Sydney suburb, with it's locations and and historical events providing part of the story background. The second novel in this series, Lizzie's Tale builds on The Old Balmain House setting, It is the story of a working class teenage girl who lives in this same house in the 1950s and 1960s, It tells of how, when she becomes pregnant she is determined not to surrender her baby for adoption, and of her struggle to survive in this unforgiving society. The third novel in this series, Devil's Choice, follows the next generation of the family in Lizzie's Tale. Lizzie's daughter is faced with the awful choice of whether to seek the help of one of her mother's rapists' in trying to save the life of her own daughter who is inflicted with an incurable disease. The Crocodile Dreaming Series comprises five novels based in Outback Australia which centre around an English backpacker and a dangerous but charming man and how their travel together turns into a nightmare. This book is a memoir of the author's own life in the Northern Territory. It tells of his childhood in an aboriginal community in remote Arnhem Land, in Australia's Northern Territory

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 1695 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 334 pages
  • Utilisation simultanée de l'appareil : Illimité
  • Editeur : BeyondBeeyond Books (2 août 2018)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • ASIN: B07G595QHS
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