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

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

A completely new and inclusive guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

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ISBN 9781741175431
Barcode 9781741175431
Published 1 November 2018 by Explore Australia
Format Hardback, Hardback
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Author(s) By Langton, Marcia
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ISBN-13 9781741175431
ISBN-10 1741175437
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Explore Australia
Imprint Explore Australia
Publication Date 1 November 2018
International Publication Date 1 May 2018
Publication Country Australia Australia
Format Hardback, Hardback
Edition Hardback
Author(s) By Langton, Marcia
Category Indigenous Peoples
Travel & Holiday Guides
Australian
Number of Pages 256
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 210mm
Weight 800g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Indigenous peoples - Australia, Aboriginal Australians - Description and travel, Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs, Aboriginal Australians - Conduct of life, Aboriginal Australians - Social life and customs
NBS Text Travel & Holiday Guides: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 919.40472
Catalogue Code 915476

Description of this Book

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's Welcome to Country is a completely new and inclusive guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. In its pages, respected elder and author Professor Marcia Langton answers questions such as what does `country' mean to Indigenous people. A detailed introduction covers such topics as Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. This is followed by a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organised into state and territory sections, covering galleries and festivals, communities that are open to visitors, tours and performances. This book is for everyone travelling around this fascinating country who wants to gain an insight into the culture that has thrived here for over 50,000 years, and enjoy tourism opportunities that will show you a different side of Australia - one that remains dynamic, and is filled with openness and diversity. This book will quickly become one of the most important travel guides to be published in recent times.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review '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, Managing Director

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Author's Bio

Professor Marcia Langton AM PhD Macq U, BA (Hons) ANU, FASSA is one of Australia's most important voices for Indigenous Australia. She first became an Indigenous rights activist as a student at the University of Queensland, before spending time in Papua New Guinea, Japan and North America learning about those countries' peoples and cultures. On her return to Australia Marcia Langton graduated in Anthropology at ANU. Since then, she has worked with the Central Land Council, the Cape York Land Council, and for the 1989 Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody. Professor Langton has received many accolades, including an Order of Australia. She has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at The University of Melbourne since February 2000. As an anthropologist and geographer, she has made a significant contribution to government and non-government policy as well as to Indigenous studies. Professor Langton has written several books, both academic and popular, including First Australians (MUP, 2009), co-authored with Rachel Perkins, which was written n conjunction with an SDS documentary by the same name. She is also regularly asked to comment on issues related to Indigenous rights and art. In 2016 she was honoured as a University of Melbourne Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor. The following year, Professor Marcia Langton was appointed as the first Associate Provost at the University of Melbourne.

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