Whispering Still

Whispering Still

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.08.18

Twenty years ago, almost single-handedly kicking off the History Wars, Henry Reynolds published 'This Whispering in Our Hearts'. For him it was the culmination of researches stimulated in 1971 by his first job teaching history at the Townsville University College...» Read More

 

SONGLINES – TRACKING THE SEVEN SISTERS

SONGLINES – TRACKING THE SEVEN SISTERS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 06.02.18

Back a'while, Banjo Paterson saw the outback as ”a land half-made”.....”Far to the Northward there lies a land, A great grey chaos -- a land half made, Where endless space is and no life stirreth; And the soul of a...» Read More

 

CHRISTMAS GOODIES

CHRISTMAS GOODIES

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.12.17

If you're looking for that last minute Christmas present to grace your loved ones' coffee tables for 2018, look no further than Jacquie McPhee's self-published book about her collection under the title, 'the greatest passion of all'. It's full of...» Read More

 

QUICKSILVER

QUICKSILVER

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 24.02.17

Nicolas Rothwell surprises, delights...and frustrates. The premiere writer about Indigenous culture in the country has written a book (though it's advertised as a collection of essays) which is poised on the brink of being a definitive study of the relationship...» Read More

 

STREETS OF PAPUNYA

STREETS OF PAPUNYA

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 12.07.16

It's impossible to see it on the ground. You need to be in the air over Papunya to discover that, rather than being laid out like some white 'burb in the middle of nowhere, this legendary dumping place for desert...» Read More

 

CHRISTMAS BOOKS

CHRISTMAS BOOKS

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 21.12.15

The spate of Aboriginal art publishing seems to have diminished just a tad this year. Which may be no bad thing for avid collectors with limited shelf space! They do all tend to be BIG books. Undoubtedly the must-buy of...» Read More

 

THE IRREPRESSIBLE MRS B

THE IRREPRESSIBLE MRS B

Posted by Jeremy Eccles | 01.06.15

The late Nyurapayia Nampitjinpa – more frequently known as Mrs Bennett or Mrs B – is the latest Aboriginal artist to receive the accolade of a Big Picture Book costing over a hundred dollars ($110 from Macmillan, to be precise)....» Read More