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

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Hardie Grant Publishing, May 1, 2018 - Travel - 256 pages
<p>Tourism Australia statistics show that many overseas tourists, as well as Australians, are keen to learn more about Australia&rsquo;s first peoples. And while the Indigenous tourism industry continues to grow, no comprehensive travel guide is currently available.<br /><br /><strong>Marcia Langton:&nbsp;Welcome to Country</strong> is a curated guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. Author Professor Marcia Langton offers fascinating insights into Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. There is also a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organised by state or territory, covering galleries and festivals, national parks and museums, communities that are open to visitors, as well as tours and performances.<br /><br />This book is essential for anyone travelling around Australia who wants to learn more about the culture that has thrived here for over 50,000 years. It also offers the chance to enjoy tourism opportunities that will show you a different side of this fascinating country &mdash; one that remains dynamic, and is filled with openness and diversity.</p>

 

 

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Contents

INTRODUCING INDIGENOUS CULTURES
Introduction
Prehistory
Cultures and Languages
Kinship
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Performance
Storytelling
Native Title
The Stolen Generations
What if Your Guide is not Indigenous?
NAIDOC Week
Business and Tourism
Cultural Awareness for Visitors
Glossary
Endnotes

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