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Broken Song

Barry Hill



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Random House
01 August 2003
The biography of T. G. H. Strehlow and Aboriginal possession. 'A group of men... chanting with the enthusiasm that made them forget age & weakness & becoming young again in spirit...the rising and falling of the chant melody, like the breathing that gives us life - what an unforgettable scene!' Thus wrote T. G.H. Strehlow in 1935, as he began his life work, Songs of Central Australia, acclaimed as one of the great books of world literature. Prize-winning poet and historian, Barry Hill, with exclusive access to Strehlow's diaries, has written a major work about the troubled man who grew up on the Hermannsburg mission, became the first Patrol Officer of Central Australia, called himself the 'last of the Aranda', and compulsively collected secret-sacred objects and images. Broken Song straddles a century of Australian history, from the race wars on the frontier to the modern era of aboriginal land rights, tracking Strehlow's creative and tragic life in translation.
By:   Barry Hill
Imprint:   Random House
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 153mm,  Spine: 55mm
Weight:   977g
ISBN:   9781740512299
ISBN 10:   1740512294
Publication Date:   01 August 2003
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
  • Short-listed for Age Book of the Year: Non-fiction 2003
  • Shortlisted for Age Book of the Year: Non-fiction 2003.

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