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Yiwarra Kuju

The Canning Stock Route

National Museum of Australia

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National Library of Aust.
01 August 2010
The Aboriginal people of Australia's Western Desert lived in their homelands for thousands of years. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the expansion of the Western Australian mining and pastoral industries led to the surveying of a track along which cattle could be driven from Kimberley stations to markets in the south. This track became known as the 'Canning Stock Route'.

In July and August 2007 nearly 70 artists, facilitated by Western Australian cultural organisation FORM, travelled up the stock route on a six-week return to Country. Yiwarra Kuju includes beautiful plates of the complete Canning Stock Route Collection and for the very first time tells the story of the stock route's impact, and the importance of the country around it, by Aboriginal voices and interpreted through Aboriginal eyes.
By:   National Museum of Australia
Imprint:   National Library of Aust.
Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 285mm,  Width: 235mm,  Spine: 25mm
Weight:   1.520kg
ISBN:   9781876944780
ISBN 10:   1876944781
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   01 August 2010
Audience:   General/trade ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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