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First footprints : the epic story of the first Australians / Scott Cane.

First footprints : the epic story of the first Australians / Scott Cane.
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ISBN 9781743314937 (paperback)
Author Cane, Scott (author.)
Title First footprints : the epic story of the first Australians / Scott Cane.
Portion of title Epic story of the first Australians.
Publisher &/or associated date/s Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 2013.
©2013.
Description x, 316 pages, 24 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some colour), maps, portraits, photographs ; 24 cm.
Note "Based on the stunning ABC TV series"--Cover.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 279-309) and index.
Contents .Near Extinction 74,000--60,000 years ago -- 2.Super-Nomads 60,000--30,000 years ago -- 3.The Great Drought 30,000--18,000 years ago -- 4.The Great Flood From 18,000 years ago.
Summary Some 60,000 years ago, a small group of people landed on Australia's northern coast. They were the first oceanic mariners and this great southern land was their new home. Gigantic mammals roamed the plains and enormous crocodiles, giant snakes and goannas nestled in the estuaries and savannahs. First Footprints tells the epic story of Australia's Aboriginal people. It is a story of ancient life on the driest continent on earth through the greatest environmental changes experienced in human history: ice ages, extreme drought and inundating seas. It is chronicled through astonishing archaeological discoveries, ancient oral histories and the largest and oldest art galleries on earth. Australia's first inhabitants were the first people to believe in an afterlife, cremate their dead, engrave representations of the human face, and depict human sound and emotion. They created new technologies, designed ornamentation, engaged in trade, and created the earliest documents of war. Ultimately, they developed a sustainable society based on shared religious tradition and far-reaching social networks across the length and breadth of Australia. First Footprints tells the largely unknown and captivating story of Australia's remarkable heritage.
Subjects Tjantjanu
Lantil
Yawa
Tjapaltjarri, Warlimpirrnga, -- approximately 1959-
Yarti
First Footprints (Television series)
Prehistoric peoples -- Australia
Housing - Shelters
Art - Rock Engraving
Aboriginal Australians -- Antiquities
Aboriginal Australians -- Social conditions
Lake Mungo / Walls of China (Willandra SW NSW SI54-08)
Murujuga -- Burrup Peninsula (WA West Pilbara SF50-02)
Paruku -- Lake Gregory (Central WA Great Sandy Desert SF52-01)
Australia -- History -- To 1788
Murujuga -- Burrup Peninsula (WA West Pilbara SF50-02)
Paruku -- Lake Gregory (Central WA Great Sandy Desert SF52-01)
Lake Mungo / Walls of China (Willandra SW NSW SI54-08)
Sumatra
Devils Lair (SW WA SI50-09)
Willandra Lakes (SW NSW SI54-08)
Nawarla Gabarnmang (NT Top End SD53-09)
Carpenters Gap (WA West Kimberley SE51-08)
Call number 2019.429
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General Collection   . Available to Museum Staff .  
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