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Marcia Langton's Welcome to Country

Marcia Langton


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PUBLISHED: 1st May 2018
ISBN: 9781741175431
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A completely new and inclusive guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands
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  • Hardcover
    $31.49
PUBLISHED: 1st May 2018
ISBN: 9781741175431
ANNOTATION:
A completely new and inclusive guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands

Annotation

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

Publisher Description

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: Welcome to Country is a curated guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. In its pages, author Professor Marcia Langton offers fascinating insights into Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. There is also a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organised by state or territory, covering galleries and festivals, national parks and museums, communities that are open to visitors, as well as tours and performances.

This book is essential for anyone travelling around Australia who wants to learn more about the culture that has thrived here for over 50,000 years. It also offers the chance to enjoy tourism opportunities that will show you a different side of this fascinating country - one that remains dynamic, and is filled with openness and diversity.

Author Biography

Professor Marcia Langton is one of Australia's most important voices for Indigenous Australia. She first became an Indigenous rights activist at Queensland University in the 1970s, and since then has worked with the Central Land Council, the Cape York Land Council and for the 1989 Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody. In more recent times, Professor Langton has become an academic and now works at Melbourne University.

Professor Langton has received many accolades, including an Order of Australia, and has authored several books. In 1999 Professor Langton was one of five Indigenous leaders who were granted an audience with the Queen to discuss the proposed recognition of Indigenous Australians in the Australian Constitution. She is also a frequent guest on the ABC's Q&A show.

Review

Langton's new book Welcome to Country, released by Hardie Grant, opens up the secret locations to anyone with a map and a willingness to understand more about indigenous culture and history.' -- Kirsten Robb * The Weekly Review *It's a unique and comprehensive guide containing a dazzling collection of Indigenous travel experiences with detailed notes on getting to them, when best to go and what to see.' Sydney Morning Herald [H]ear from one of Australia's most important voices, wise, considered, never boring.' -- Kathleen Noonan * Courier Mail Brisbane *Langton's definitive travel guide is as informative for non-indigenous Australians as it is for overseas visitors.' Brisbane News Welcome to Country goes beyond other Australian travel guides; it's also an introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and places of interest.' * Books + Publishing * 'Who better to bring us a guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands than the wonderful Professor Marcia Langton.' * Australian Women's Weekly *This resource, so beautifully packaged, will encourage the start of two-way learning as well as the consideration of Indigenous enterprise as a first priority.' -- Rachel Bin Salleh Magabala Books Welcome to Country is a practical and beautiful guide to Indigenous Australia, but it should come with a warning: ... you'll have serious FOMO after digesting its contents ...' * Blank Gold Coast *Welcome to Country is an exemplary book, especially as a tourist guide. It is a handbook in more ways than one. ... it gives us the history of Aboriginal Australia, written for tourists, but mandatory for all Australians ...' Australia Explained A landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australia ...a handy reference for how tourists might best travel through different cultures and sacred lands.' * ABC Radio National *It's a big call, but Welcome to Country should be in the hands (and hearts) of every Australian traveller seeking a fresh outlook.' -- Graham Erbacher The Australian '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, Readings

`It's a big call, but Welcome to Country should be in the hands (and hearts) of every Australian traveller seeking a fresh outlook.' - Graham Erbacher, The Australian

`A landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australia ... a handy reference for how tourists might best travel through different cultures and sacred lands.' - ABC Radio National

`Welcome to Country is an exemplary book, especially as a tourist guide. It is a handbook in more ways than one. ... it gives us the history of Aboriginal Australia, written for tourists, but mandatory for all Australians ...' - Australia Explained

`Welcome to Country is a practical and beautiful guide to Indigenous Australia, but it should come with a warning: ... you'll have serious FOMO after digesting its contents ...' - Blank Gold Coast

`This resource, so beautifully packaged, will encourage the start of two-way learning as well as the consideration of Indigenous enterprise as a first priority.' - Rachel Bin Salleh, Magabala Books

`Who better to bring us a guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands than the wonderful Professor Marcia Langton.' - Australian Women's Weekly

`Welcome to Country goes beyond other Australian travel guides; it's also an introduction to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, culture and places of interest.' - Books + Publishing

`Langton's definitive travel guide is as informative for non-indigenous Australians as it is for overseas visitors.' - Brisbane News

`[H]ear from one of Australia's most important voices, wise, considered, never boring.' - Kathleen Noonan, Courier Mail Brisbane

`It's a unique and comprehensive guide containing a dazzling collection of Indigenous travel experiences with detailed notes on getting to them, when best to go and what to see.' - Sydney Morning Herald

`Langton's new book Welcome to Country, released by Hardie Grant, opens up the secret locations to anyone with a map and a willingness to understand more about indigenous culture and history.' - Kirsten Robb, The Weekly Review

Product Details

Author
Marcia Langton
Pages
256
Publisher
Explore Australia
Year
2018
ISBN-10
1741175437
ISBN-13
9781741175431
Format
Hardcover
Publication Date
2018-05-01
Subtitle
A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia
Country of Publication
Australia
Illustrations
Full colour throughout

Product Reviews

18 Sep, 2018
By Andy
14 Sep, 2018
Excellent!
By Mark
10 Aug, 2018
By Afiya
24 Jul, 2018
I was really expecting deep cultural and historical information about the various indigenous groups throughout Australia. I purchased the book prior to a round-Australia trip with the aforementioned hopes in mind. I would love a second edition to include this and would be keen to purchase that. This edition was very brief on content and seemed simply to promote many individual tourism businesses.
By Catherine
18 Jul, 2018
By Amanda
26 Jun, 2018
A comprehensive guide to Indigenous culture and places of interest. Very well researched and a very absorbing read.
By Carolyn
11 Jun, 2018
An absolutely fantastic book! Beautifully designed, and with a wealth of knowledge about indigenous culture. A must-have for every Australian home.
By Leigh
07 Jun, 2018
By Rod
07 Jun, 2018
By Carol
06 Jun, 2018
Fabulous book both for travel and for learning more about Australia's first peoples.
By Angela
03 Jun, 2018
Very informative, when in high school, my English teacher read us Dream Time stories, none of my friends at other schools, knew of them, I became interested then in learning as much as I could, and there is so much more to learn, thank-you for your book. JS
By Janet
30 May, 2018
Little disappointed with content, seemed to mainly point you towards indigenous centres and displays, not as I had believed was a guide to indigenous Australian culture that could be experienced.
By Paul