Trauma Trails, Recreating Song Lines: The Transgenerational Effects of Trauma in Indigenous Australia

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Spinifex Press, 2002 - Family & Relationships - 324 pages
In this ground-breaking book, Judy Atkinson skilfully and sensitively takes readers into the depths of sadness and despair and, at the same time, raises us to the heights of celebration and hope. She presents a disturbing account of the trauma suffered by Australia's Indigenous people and the resultant geographic and generational 'trauma trails' spread throughout the Country. Then, through the use of a culturally appropriate research approach called Dadirri: Listening to one another, Judy presents and analyses the stories of a number of Indigenous people. From her analysis of these 'stories of pain, stories of healing', she is able to point both Indigenous and Non-Indigenous readers in the direction of change and healing.
 

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Contents

Chapter
23
Chapter Three
93
Chapter Four
146
Chapter Five
189
Chapter
215
Index
309
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