Australia: Culture and Society
Aboriginal Australians: Spirit of Arnhem Land by Penny Tweedie. Published by New Holland Publishers. ISBN 1864367466. Recommended retail price $39.95.
This book is superb. Penny Tweedie has gained the trust of families in Arnhem Land and been permitted to photograph some of their most intimate moments. This is a loving, respectful book filled with brilliant photographs of Arnhem Land aboriginals, their environment and their art work. This book is truly magnficient (and I don't wax this eloquently too often). Soft cover, 168 pages. Published in 1998, reprinted in 1999 and 2001.
(24K)Joseph’s coat: An anthology of multicultural writing edited by Peter Skrzynecki. Recommended retail price $16.
Suburban Backlash: the battle for the world’s most liveable city by Miles Lewis. Published by Bloomings Books. ISBN 1876473169. Recommended retail price $22.95.
As their neighborhoods are blitzed by indiscriminate development bewildered suburbanites ask: How did we end up in this mess?
With historical insight and characteristic candor Miles Lewis shows how planners and politicians have ignored the aspirations of many Melburnians, in Australia.
Suburban Backlash is a cautionary tale that should be widely heeded.
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Australian Phrasebook: Understanding Aussies and their CultureIn Their Own Image: Greek Australians by Effy Alexakis & Leonard Janiszewski
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