Rex Graham, a part-Aboriginal student of anthropology, is searching for his own indigenous ancestral history: customs, language and dreamtime legends. Due to a lifetime bond to his Aboriginal grandmother, he is enlightened after her passing, when he discoverers the key to his lost people’s history and traditional history: preserved in artwork bequeathed to him on her deathbed. Driven by a passion to learn the truth about the simplistic drawings, the legends unfold as epic mythology: filled with adventure, drama and a wealth of traditional Aboriginal survival and culture.
Barnett captures the strong bond the Booran people have with nature—how they lived off and with the land, communicating with it, respecting it, learning from it. Like any good collection of myths, there is also the educational aspect of these tales. Readers will learn about the spirits the Booran people believe in, manhood initiation ceremonies, and other cultural practices such as communication rules and skin signs with other tribes. Blending a fictional premise with well-researched legends, this book is a great starter read for those interesting in learning more about Aboriginal stories, and includes a glossary of mixed aboriginal language, index of communities and bibliography at the end of the story.
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Rex Graham has always shared a close bond with his aboriginal grandmother. This bond gave birth to a fascination with her tribal ancestry and customs leading Rex to his path in anthropology. Looking for answers to his past and the thesis for his doctorate, Rex searches for clues to his indigenous history. Rex finds he already holds the key to unlocking the language, customs, and Dreamtime legends of his lost people. On her deathbed, Rex’s grandmother passed down to him irreplaceable artifacts from their people. Simple drawings translating the past, once realized, providing Rex everything he needs to uncover the truth of his people on an enlightening spiritual journey of how they lived, traditional ceremonies, and what they worshiped.
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