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Welcome to Country : A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia - Marcia Langton

Welcome to Country

A Travel Guide to Indigenous Australia

Hardcover

Published: 1st May 2018
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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’s Welcome to Country is a completely new and inclusive guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. In its pages, respected elder and author Professor Marcia Langton answers questions such as what does ‘country' mean to Indigenous people. A detailed introduction covers such topics as Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. This is followed by a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organised into state and territory sections, covering galleries and festivals, communities that are open to visitors, tours and performances.

This book is for everyone travelling around this fascinating country who wants to gain an insight into the culture that has thrived here for over 50,000 years, and enjoy tourism opportunities that will show you a different side of Australia — one that remains dynamic, and is filled with openness and diversity. This book will quickly become one of the most important travel guides to be published in recent times.

About the Author

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.

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New information about indigenous regions in Australia

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I am looking forward to using this when travelling

Adelaide

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My favourite book!

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Amazing

Melbourne

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Welcome to Country

4

The book was a lot different than i expected but it has a lot of good information, very useful book!

Adelaide

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Lots of useful information in this beautiful book

5

With this fresh information I need to take another look at some places I've visited in the past.

Melbourne

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GREAT BOOK

5

GOOD READING, LOTS OF INFO AND KNOWLEDGE TO BE GAINED.

SUNSHINE COAST

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Informative and engaging

4

This is a fundamental reference book, yet it reads easily and clearly. It gives a succinct and informative coverage of Indigenous languages, ancestral areas, belief systems and recommended areas to visit . I have been to a number of these areas and the recommendations ring true to me. It is easy to pick up and read and would suit young adults to seniors. The added authenticity given to the work by the scholarship of Marcia Langton is recommendation in itself. It is beautifully illustrated throughout.

Sydney. Australia

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what I hoped for and exceeded my expectations!

5

Bought and then bought again as presents. Well written, informative, beautifully produced... I cannot speak more highly of this book. It should be part of the school curriculum as it fill in all those missing bits of the puzzle that is the real Australia.

Orange, NSW

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Excellent information and reference

5

Great book Well organized

WAust

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Disappointed

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After reading the promotional hype and listening to many interviews with the author, I bought this book hoping it would inform me more about Australia's Indigenous histories and the current status of backfella. I was left frustrated by the historical inaccuracies (eg Whitlam government elected in 1975), misspellings (eg Melvin Island) and only hints at important details that needed fuller explanations in the introductory section (eg clan relationships). Other relevant information about locations was sparse. Perhaps this was too big a project and I do recognise that it was a first of its kind. I hope better will ensue.

Victoria

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A Reference for Every Australian Home

4

Marciano Langton, Welcome to Country - A Travel Guide to. Indigenous Australia. This book helps visitors to many places across Australia to understand their significance to aboriginal people. It informs, guides and stimulates further enquiry. Professor Langton and her colleagues are to be commended for producing such an attractive and useful reference.

Ivanhoe East

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"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

"A landmark book" – Simon Marnie, ABC Radio Sydney
"Marcia Langton’s Welcome to Country should be in the hands (and hearts) of every Australian traveller." –  Graham Erbacher, The Australian

ISBN: 9781741175431
ISBN-10: 1741175437
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st May 2018
Publisher: Explore Australia
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 17.0
Weight (kg): 28.22