Songlines : the power and promise / Margo Neale & Lynne Kelly.
Contributor(s): Kelly, Lynne [author.] | National Museum of AustraliaMaterial type: TextSeries: First knowledges: 1.Publisher: Port Melbourne, Victoria : Thames & Hudson Australia, 2020Copyright date: ©2020Description: 207 pages : illustrations ; 20 cmContent type: cartographic image | still image | text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781760761189Other title: Power and promiseSubject(s): Mythology, Aboriginal Australian | Art, Aboriginal Australian | Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs | Aboriginal Australians -- Rites and ceremonies | Songs, Aboriginal Australian | Dreamtime (Aboriginal Australian mythology) | Creation -- Mythology -- Australia | Songs, Aboriginal Australian -- History and criticism | AustraliaDDC classification: 305.8991 LOC classification: DU123.4 | .N44 2020
"National Museum of Australia."
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Seven Sisters songline / Margo Neale -- First knowledges : an introduction / Margo Neale -- 1. Personal perspectives / Lynne Kelly & Margo Neale -- 2. Everything starts and finishes with country / Margo Neale -- 3. Knowledge in country and the third archive / Margo Neale -- 4. Songlines today / Margo Neale -- 5. Songlines and synapses / Lynne Kelly -- 6. Songlines spiral forever / Lynne Kelly -- 7. Songlines embrace the globe / Lynne Kelly -- 8. Songlines in sea and sky / Lynne Kelly -- 9. Art is culture made visible / Lynne Kelly -- 10. The promise of songlines / Lynne Kelly -- 11. The last song / Margo Neale.
Songlines are an archive for powerful knowledges that ensured Australia's many Indigenous cultures flourished for over 60,000 years. Much more than a navigational path in the cartographic sense, these vast and robust stores of information are encoded through song, story, dance, art and ceremony, rather than simply recorded in writing. Weaving deeply personal storytelling with extensive research on mnemonics, Songlines: The Power and Promise offers unique insights into Indigenous traditional knowledges, how they apply today and how they could help all peoples thrive into the future. This book invites readers to understand a remarkable way for storing knowledge in memory by adapting song, art, and most importantly, Country, into their lives.
Victorian Premiers Literary Awards 2021 shortlist.