• ISBN: (Paperback)9780522870985
  • ISBN: (E-Book)9780522870992
  • PUBLISHED:31/Jul/2017
  • IMPRINT:Melbourne University Press
  • SUBJECT:Literature

Songlines and Fault Lines

Glenn Morrison

  • Paperback $27.99
  • E-Book $12.99

Epic Walks of the Red Centre

Visitors to the Red Centre come looking for the real Australia. What they find is both beautiful and disturbing: wilderness, desire, an ancient philosophy of home, and the confusing countenance of the Australian frontier, a meeting place of black and white, ancient and modern.

Songlines and Fault Lines explores the stories of six epic walks that shaped a nation: a journey of Aboriginal Dreamtime ancestors; John Stuart's south-north trek across the continent; anthropologist TGH Strehlow's childhood journey down the Finke River; conservationist Arthur Groom's reimagining of the country's heart as tourist play-ground; Bruce Chatwin's seminal travel text about the Centre, and Eleanor Hogan's portrait of Alice Springs, a troubled town.

Retracing the legendary pathways and stories of the Australian centre, Glenn Morrison finds new answers to age-old queries.

About the author

Glenn Morrison is a writer and journalist who lives in Alice Springs and teaches journalism at the University of Sydney. In his spare time he walks the red desert hills that surround his home.

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