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Talking Sideways
Talking Sideways

Talking Sideways

Stories and Conversations from Finniss Springs

BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

304 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, PDF, EPUB

Trade Paper, $26.95 (US $26.95) (CA $35.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9780702260407

Rights: US & CA

University Of Queensland Press (Jun 2019)
University of Queensland Press

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Overview

Reg Dodd grew up at Finniss Springs, on striking desert country bordering South Australia's Lake Eyre. For the Arabunna and for many other Aboriginal people, Finniss Springs has been a homeland and a refuge. It has also been a cattle station, an Aboriginal mission, a battlefield, a place of learning, and a living museum. With his long-time friend and filmmaker Malcolm McKinnon, Dodd reflects on his upbringing in a cross-cultural environment that defied social conventions of the time. They also write candidly about the tensions surrounding power, authority, and Indigenous knowledge that have defined the recent decades of this resource-rich area. Talking Sideways is part history, part memoir, and part cultural road-map. Together, Dodd and McKinnon reveal the unique history of this extraordinary place and share their concerns and their hopes for its future.

Author Biography

Reg Dodd, an Arabunna elder, is a natural storyteller. Malcolm McKinnon is an artist, curator, writer, and filmmaker.