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Songlines

First Knowledges for Younger Readers

Margo Neale Lynne Kelly Blak Douglas

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Thames & Hudson
26 September 2023

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Unique to Australia, Songlines are the world’s oldest ideas, and this book invites readers to learn about their history, art and science. It explains how the Indigenous people used Songlines to navigate the land, find food, conserve resources and pass on knowledge to the next generation. A simplified version of the bestselling adult edition Songlines, this is colourfully illustrated by Blak Douglas and also contains suggested activities. Thoughtful and non-condescending, it is perfectly pitched at ages 8-12. Lindy


How do you find your way around, get your food and drink, connect with your friends and family? How do you know the right and safe way to do things, or how to make things? Before the white people came to the continent, all Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples knew how to do all these things - and much, much more.

Margo Ngawa Neale and Lynne Kelly invite you on a journey through the oldest, biggest library of knowledge on Earth. This knowledge isn't held in books: you will find it in Songlines of the land, sea and sky.

Learn about history, art, song, science and more in this engaging and inviting introduction to Indigenous traditional knowledges, how they apply today and how they can help all people thrive into the future.
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Illustrated by:   Blak Douglas
Imprint:   Thames & Hudson
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 212mm,  Width: 157mm,  Spine: 14mm
Weight:   312g
ISBN:   9781760763480
ISBN 10:   1760763489
Series:   First Knowledges
Pages:   136
Publication Date:  
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Margo Ngawa Neale is the head of the Centre for Indigenous Knowledges, senior Indigenous curator, and principal adviser to the director of the National Museum of Australia. Lynne Kelly is a science writer working as an honorary research associate at La Trobe University. She is the author of The Memory Code and Memory Craft.

Reviews for Songlines: First Knowledges for Younger Readers

ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Unique to Australia, Songlines are the world’s oldest ideas, and this book invites readers to learn about their history, art and science. It explains how the Indigenous people used Songlines to navigate the land, find food, conserve resources and pass on knowledge to the next generation. A simplified version of the bestselling adult edition Songlines, this is colourfully illustrated by Blak Douglas and also contains suggested activities. Thoughtful and non-condescending, it is perfectly pitched at ages 8-12. Lindy



  • Short-listed for Australian Book Industry Awards 2024 (UK)

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