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Author Dortins, Emma, author.

Title The lives of stories : three Aboriginal-settler friendships / Emma Dortins.

Publication Info. Acton, A.C.T. : ANU Press and Aboriginal History Inc., 2018.


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Description 1 online resource (x, 263 pages) : colour illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
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Series Aboriginal history monograph series
Aboriginal history monograph series.
Contents Part 1: The Life and Adventures of James Morrill. Crossing there and back, living to tell a tale -- Becoming first white resident -- Ways of knowing the Burdekin -- Part 2: The Many Truths of Bennelong's Tragedy. Bennelong's rise and fall -- History, tragedy and truth in Bennelong's story -- Ambassador between the present and the past -- Part 3: Friendship Beyond the Grave. A family heirloom -- At the confluence of two stories -- Friendship and the grave -- Conclusion: Living Histories, Living Stories.
Summary The Lives of Stories traces three stories of Aboriginal-settler friendships that intersect with the ways in which Australians remember founding national stories, build narratives for cultural revival, and work on reconciliation and self-determination. These three stories, which are still being told with creativity and commitment by storytellers today, are the story of James Morrill's adoption by Birri-Gubba people and re-adoption 17 years later into the new colony of Queensland, the story of Bennelong and his relationship with Governor Phillip and the Sydney colonists, and the story of friendship between Wiradjuri leader Windradyne and the Suttor family. Each is an intimate story about people involved in relationships of goodwill, care, adoptive kinship and mutual learning across cultures, and the strains of maintaining or relinquishing these bonds as they took part in the larger events that signified the colonisation of Aboriginal lands by the British. Each is a story in which cross-cultural understanding and misunderstanding are deeply embedded, and in which the act of storytelling itself has always been an engagement in cross-cultural relations. The Lives of Stories reflects on the nature of story as part of our cultural inheritance, and seeks to engage the reader in becoming more conscious of our own effect as history-makers as we retell old stories with new meanings in the present, and pass them on to new generations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 233-263).
Access National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries Online access with authorization. star AU-CaNED
Subject Morrill, James, 1824-1865.
Bennelong, approximately 1764-1813.
Windradyne, -1835.
Suttor family
Bennelong, approximately 1764-1813. (OCoLC)fst01807589
Morrill, James, 1824-1865. (OCoLC)fst01674712
Windradyne, -1835. (OCoLC)fst01858405
Birragubba (Australian people)
Wiradjuri (Australian people)
Castaways -- Australia -- Queensland.
Australia -- Historiography.
Birragubba (Australian people) (OCoLC)fst00833138
Castaways. (OCoLC)fst00848392
Historiography. (OCoLC)fst00958221
Wiradjuri (Australian people) (OCoLC)fst01176146
Australia. (OCoLC)fst01204543
Queensland. (OCoLC)fst01204261
Indexed Term Australian
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Australian National University Press.
Other Form: Print version: Dortins, Emma. Lives of Stories : Three Aboriginal-Settler Friendships. Canberra : ANU Press, 2018
ISBN 9781760462413 (electronic bk.)
1760462411 (electronic bk.)
9781760462406 (paperback)
1760462403 (paperback)
Standard No. AU@ 000064568799
AU@ 000065197519
AU@ 000065432056
AU@ 000065454419
AUNED 000064568799

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