Glenn Morrison - Songlines and Fault Lines
6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets available until 19 December 2017 6:00 PM
This event commences at 6.30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
Join Glenn Morrison for the launch of Songlines and Fault Lines: Epic Walks of the Red Centre.
Visitors to the Red Centre come looking for the real Australia, but find a place both beautiful and disturbing. There is wilderness, desire and an Aboriginal philosophy of home. But there is also the confusing countenance of the Australian frontier, a meeting place between black and white, ancient and modern.
Songlines and Fault Lines explores the Red Centre through the eyes of those who have walked it, in six remarkable stories that have shaped our nation. It follows Aboriginal Dreamtime Ancestors along a songline, trudges with John McDouall Stuart as he crosses the continent, and walks the Finke River in the footsteps of anthropologist T.G.H. Strehlow. It keeps pace with conservationist Arthur Groom as he reimagines the country's heart as tourist playground, ponders a philosophy of walking with British travel writer Bruce Chatwin, and then strolls the grog-troubled streets of Alice Springs with Eleanor Hogan.
Retracing time-worn pathways and stories…
Glenn Morrison is a writer and journalist who lives in Alice Springs. He has taught journalism at the University of Sydney and mentors Indigenous students through Charles Sturt University. In his spare time he walks the red desert hills that surround his home.
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