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Long Time Now : Stories of the Dreamtime, the Here and Now - Alf Taylor

Long Time Now

Stories of the Dreamtime, the Here and Now

Paperback Published: 1st July 2001
ISBN: 9781875641680
Number Of Pages: 240

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These exceptional stories about people, places and irreverent events will make you laugh and cry. They are both fantastic and true-to-life. Humorous, raw and interspersed with Nyoongar language and imagery, you will love the warmth, frailty and strength of the many wonderful characters like Uncle Jacko, the wool pickers Barney and Bill, Brickwall Jackson, Uncle Dollar and Aunti Flo to name just a few.

About the Author

Alf Taylor is a member of the Stolen Generations. He and his brother were removed from their family as infants and placed in the New Norcia Mission. Taylor only discovered his heritage when he left the mission at age sixteen and searched for his family.

As a young man, Taylor worked in the Perth and Geraldton areas as a seasonal farm worker, before joining the armed forces and living in several locations around Australia. Taylor and his wife had seven children, of whom only two survived. He began writing poetry when young, and started publishing it in the 1990s.

Toby and Damperp. 1
The Dreamp. 7
Before the Sunp. 15
Tobyp. 27
Brendap. 43
Aunty Flop. 53
Maryp. 65
The Best Night Of My Lifep. 67
Grannie Daisyp. 71
The Day Beforep. 91
The Wool Pickersp. 99
Uncle Dollarp. 111
The Last Dropp. 123
Charliep. 137
Uncle Jackop. 147
The Last Plotp. 159
The Law Breakerp. 177
Singer Songwriterp. 189
Long Time Nowp. 205
Glossary of Nyoongar Wordsp. 227
Acknowledgementsp. 229
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9781875641680
ISBN-10: 1875641688
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st July 2001
Publisher: Magabala Books
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9
Weight (kg): 0.295

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