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Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia
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Marcia Langton
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Welcome to Country: A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia

Marcia Langton


9781741175431

Hardie Grant Books


History;
Indigenous peoples;
Travel & holiday guides


Hardback

256 pages

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ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Tourism Australia statistics show that many overseas tourists, as well as Australians, are keen to learn more about Australia's first peoples. And while the Indigenous tourism industry continues to grow, no comprehensive travel guide is currently available.

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country is a curated guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. In its pages, author Professor Marcia Langton offers fascinating insights into Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. There is also a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organised by state or territory, covering galleries and festivals, national parks and museums, communities that are open to visitors, as well as tours and performances.

This book is essential for anyone travelling around Australia who wants to learn more about the culture that has thrived here for over 50,000 years. It also offers the chance to enjoy tourism opportunities that will show you a different side of this fascinating country - one that remains dynamic, and is filled with openness and diversity.


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By:   Marcia Langton
Imprint:   Hardie Grant Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 210mm,  Width: 170mm, 
Weight:   800g
ISBN:   9781741175431
ISBN 10:   1741175437
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   May 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Professor Marcia Langton is one of Australia's most important voices for Indigenous Australia. She first became an Indigenous rights activist at Queensland University in the 1970s, and since then has worked with the Central Land Council, the Cape York Land Council and for the 1989 Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody. In more recent times, Professor Langton has become an academic and now works at Melbourne University. Professor Langton has received many accolades, including an Order of Australia, and has authored several books. In 1999 Professor Langton was one of five Indigenous leaders who were granted an audience with the Queen to discuss the proposed recognition of Indigenous Australians in the Australian Constitution. She is also a frequent guest on the ABC's Q&A show.


`Langton's new book Welcome to Country, released by Hardie Grant, opens up the secret locations to anyone with a map and a willingness to understand more about indigenous culture and history.' -- Kirsten Robb * The Weekly Review * `It's a unique and comprehensive guide containing a dazzling collection of Indigenous travel experiences with detailed notes on getting to them, when best to go and what to see.' * Sydney Morning Herald * `[H]ear from one of Australia's most important voices, wise, considered, never boring.' -- Kathleen Noonan * Courier Mail Brisbane * `Langton's definitive travel guide is as informative for non-indigenous Australians as it is for overseas visitors.' * Brisbane News * `Welcome to Country goes beyond other Australian travel guides; it's also an introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and places of interest.' * Books + Publishing * 'Who better to bring us a guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands than the wonderful Professor Marcia Langton.' * Australian Women's Weekly * `This resource, so beautifully packaged, will encourage the start of two-way learning as well as the consideration of Indigenous enterprise as a first priority.' -- Rachel Bin Salleh * Magabala Books * `Welcome to Country is a practical and beautiful guide to Indigenous Australia, but it should come with a warning: ... you'll have serious FOMO after digesting its contents ...' * Blank Gold Coast * `Welcome to Country is an exemplary book, especially as a tourist guide. It is a handbook in more ways than one. ... it gives us the history of Aboriginal Australia, written for tourists, but mandatory for all Australians ...' * Australia Explained * `A landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australia ...a handy reference for how tourists might best travel through different cultures and sacred lands.' * ABC Radio National * `It's a big call, but Welcome to Country should be in the hands (and hearts) of every Australian traveller seeking a fresh outlook.' -- Graham Erbacher * The Australian * 'Academic Marcia Langton has produced the perfect book for people who want to know more about our rich Indigenous history. Whether you just want to find out more about where you live or you want to plan a trip, this is wonderful guide to culture and places.' - Mark Rubbo, Readings `It's a big call, but Welcome to Country should be in the hands (and hearts) of every Australian traveller seeking a fresh outlook.' - Graham Erbacher, The Australian `A landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australia ... a handy reference for how tourists might best travel through different cultures and sacred lands.' - ABC Radio National `Welcome to Country is an exemplary book, especially as a tourist guide. It is a handbook in more ways than one. ... it gives us the history of Aboriginal Australia, written for tourists, but mandatory for all Australians ...' - Australia Explained `Welcome to Country is a practical and beautiful guide to Indigenous Australia, but it should come with a warning: ... you'll have serious FOMO after digesting its contents ...' - Blank Gold Coast `This resource, so beautifully packaged, will encourage the start of two-way learning as well as the consideration of Indigenous enterprise as a first priority.' - Rachel Bin Salleh, Magabala Books `Who better to bring us a guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands than the wonderful Professor Marcia Langton.' - Australian Women's Weekly `Welcome to Country goes beyond other Australian travel guides; it's also an introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and places of interest.' - Books + Publishing `Langton's definitive travel guide is as informative for non-indigenous Australians as it is for overseas visitors.' - Brisbane News `[H]ear from one of Australia's most important voices, wise, considered, never boring.' - Kathleen Noonan, Courier Mail Brisbane `It's a unique and comprehensive guide containing a dazzling collection of Indigenous travel experiences with detailed notes on getting to them, when best to go and what to see.' - Sydney Morning Herald `Langton's new book Welcome to Country, released by Hardie Grant, opens up the secret locations to anyone with a map and a willingness to understand more about indigenous culture and history.' - Kirsten Robb, The Weekly Review

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