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Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters

This stunning companion to the National Museum of Australia’s blockbuster Indigenous-led exhibition, Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters, explores the history and meaning of songlines, the Dreaming or creation tracks that crisscross the Australian continent, of which the Seven Sisters songline is one of the most extensive.

Through stunning artworks (many created especially for the exhibition), story, and in-depth analysis, the book will provide the definitive resource for those interested in finding out more about these complex pathways of spiritual, ecological, economic, cultural, and ontological knowledge — the stories ‘written in the land’.

About the Editor:
Margo Neale is Head, Centre Indigenous Knowledges, senior Indigenous curator and principal adviser to the Director at the National Museum of Australia (NMA). She is also an Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University and has published widely including the Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture and curated groundbreaking award winning national and international exhibitions including 'Songlines' exhibition at NMA in 2017, 'Emily Kngwarreye' and 'Lin Onus'.


ISBN 9781921953293
Publisher National Museum of Australia
Published 2017
Format Paperback
Number of pages 256
Dimensions H 28.5cm x W 23.5cm

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