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Walking with camels : the story of Bertha Strehlow
Walking with camels : the story of Bertha Strehlow
Shilton, Leni2018
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Leni Shilton offers us a woman's exploration of loss and survival in the unforgiving and beautiful landscape of central Australia. Bertha Strehlow, overshadowed by her anthropologist husband's achievements, was a woman of integrity and a brilliant observer and connector of people in settings such as the Great Sandy Desert over many years of endurance. In this volume, Leni Shilton restores to her a voice.
Imprint:
Crawley, Western Australia : UWA Publishing, 2018.
Collation:
150 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 22 cm.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (143-147)
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1.Beginnings -- At the dance -- Heart of darkness -- Maps -- Adelaide -- Counselling -- The train -- Alice Springs -- To Father from Hermannsburg -- Panic -- Heat -- Trek -- Camels -- Photographs -- Music -- The gramophone -- Camel boxes -- Gone -- 2.Walking with camels -- The eye of a needle -- Rain -- Poetry reading -- The silence -- Hoppity -- The ghosts at Horseshoe Bend -- Alone with the language -- Morning sick -- Patterns -- Ancient light -- Late afternoon -- Rage -- Mt Connor -- Night falls cold -- Speaking country -- 3.Into the west - the Petermann Ranges -- Inland Sea -- Haircutting at Piltadi -- Mt McCulloch -- Reading the sand -- Kungkarrangkalpa -- Camping east of Mt Philips -- Mt Bowley -- Nothing -- Beauty -- At the waterhole -- If I speak from under the earth -- The women -- Skies and waterholes -- Flossie -- The Olgas -- The first white woman -- Sound -- 4.Six years in Jay Creek -- Dear Mother -- The tent -- Journals --Contents note continued: Outhouse -- The horses at Jay Creek -- Dream language -- Burning -- 113°F -- Fire -- Small things -- Songs of Central Australia -- Walking east -- To Hermann Vogelsang, Point Pass -- Language lessons -- Maggie -- Weaving hands -- The birth -- Firstborn -- The first crack -- At the end of the frost -- 5.The dream -- Writing distance -- The dream -- Camel memories -- I remember -- Traces -- Singing -- Ted's letter -- What my father wanted -- The truth -- Separation -- Horseshoe Bend -- 3rd October 1978 -- The gramophone II -- Chronology of Events -- Map of Bertha's journey.
ISBN:
9781742589701
Dewey class:
A821.4821.91
Language:
English
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Hampton LibraryLanguages and Literature821.91 STRAvailable
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