Ros Moriarty: Listening to Country: A Journey to the Heart of What it Means to Belong

Listening to Country: A Journey to the Heart of What it Means to Belong


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Ros Moriarty is a white woman married to an Aboriginal man. Over the course of many visits to her husband's family, she was fascinated to discover that the older tribal women had a deep sense of happiness and purpose that transcended the abject material poverty, illness and increasing violence of their community - a happiness that she feels is related to an essential 'warmth of heart' that these women say has gone missing in today's world. In May 2006, she had the chance to spend time in the Tanami Desert in northern central Australia with 200 Aboriginal women, performing women's Law ceremonies. Listening to Country is the story of that trip and her friendship with these women, as she tells their stories and passes on their wisdom and understanding. Offering a privileged window into the spiritual and emotional world of Aboriginal women, this book is a moving story of common human experience, the getting and passing on of wisdom, and the deep friendship and bonds between women. It carries a moving and profound sense of optimism in the fundamental humanity we all share.

This collection of 488 woodcut illustrations is designed to recapture the vitality and diversity of early woodcuts for modern graphic artists, commercial designers, illustrators, decoupeurs, and other craftsmen and artists. Clearly reproduced from rare surviving periodicals on high-quality coated stock, the illustrations form a unique sourcebook - virtually impossible to duplicate - that can complement practically any point of reference on the subject of women. Interspersed with graphic sketches of life aboard a whaling vessel, and a wealth of information on whales and 19th-century whaling, Melville's greatest Listening to Country: A Journey to the Heart of What it Means to Belong download book work presents an imaginative and thrilling picture of life at sea, as well as a portrait of heroic determination. The author's keen powers of observation and firsthand knowledge of shipboard life (he served aboard a whaler himself) were key ingredients in crafting a maritime story that dramatically examines the conflict between man and nature.


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Author: Ros Moriarty
Number of Pages: 240 pages
Published Date: 01 May 2012
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
Publication Country: St Leonards, Australia
Language: English
ISBN: 9781742378152
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