Aborigines And The Sport Of Kings

Aborigines And The Sport Of Kings

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Aborigines and the ‘Sport of Kings’ celebrates the significant and exciting Aboriginal involvement in Australian racing history. A remarkable history considering that Australian Aboriginal people’s first contact with the European animals caused them bewilderment and terror because violent massacres and unprovoked vicious attacks were conducted from horseback. However, within a short period they adapted and shed their fears. Over time they caught horses and taught themselves to ride, using sheets of bark as makeshift saddles. Settler accounts record Aboriginal people’s uncanny affinity with horses; their excellence in caring for them and in riding. So, moving from the skilled workers who were the backbone of the Australian pastoral industries to racing horses was an obvious step. Amongst the many Aboriginal jockeys highlighted in the book are Merv Maynard, Norm Rose, Frank Reys, Richard Lawrence 'Darby' McCarthy and Leigh-Anne Goodwin, Australia's first female Aboriginal jockey to ride a winner at a metropolitan track.

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Genre : History
Author by : John Maynard
Publisher : Aboriginal Studies Press
Release : 2013-10-24
File : 144 Pages
ISBN : 9781922059543


Equestrian Cultures In Global And Local Contexts

Equestrian Cultures In Global And Local Contexts

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This edited volume demonstrates the broader socio-cultural context for individual human-horse relations and equestrian practices by documenting the international value of equines; socially, culturally, as subjects of academic study and as drivers of public policy. It broadens our understanding of the importance of horses to humans by providing case studies from an unprecedented diversity of cultures. The volume is grounded in the contention that the changing status of equines reveals - and moves us to reflect on - important material and symbolic societal transformations ushered in by (post)modernity which affect local and global contexts alike. Through a detailed consideration of the social relations and cultural dimensions of equestrian practices across several continents, this volume provides readers with an understanding of the ways in which interactions with horses provide global connectivity with localized identities, and vice versa. It further discusses new frontiers in the research on and practice of equestrianism, framed against global megatrends and local micro-trends.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : Miriam Adelman
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2017-06-13
File : 278 Pages
ISBN : 9783319558868


True Light And Shade

True Light And Shade

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True Light and Shade is filled with beautiful images by convict artist Joseph Lycett that powerfully capture in intimate detail Aboriginal life, a rare record of Aboriginal people within the vicinity of Newcastle and how they adapted to European settlement before cultural destruction impacted on these groups. John Maynard writes an engaging short biography of Lycett and his life in Australia and follows this with a detailed commentary on each of the 20 images in the album. Each image is reproduced in full on a double page spread and then, on the spreads following, details have been enlarged to accompany John's text as he takes us through exactly what is happening in every picture: ceremony, hunting and fishing, carrying food (carving up whalemeat), land management and burning, interactions with Europeans, family life, dances, funeral rituals, and punishment. When you return again to examine the full image, you see it in a completely different light. John also includes written records from the time that corroborate Lycett's views. Some dreamtime stories connected with the areas Lycett depicted are also included, with accompanying Indigenous art. One story explains the earthquakes in the area (kangaroo jumping up and down). The title quote ‘true light and shade’ comes from Lycett’s words: ‘I consider a complete drawing to be an accurate delineation of anything with its true light and shade.’ As a Worimi man from the Newcastle/Port Stephens region, John Maynard brings his own knowledge and insight to his exploration of the drawings, and to the fascinating character of Lycett himself. John is currently a Director at the Wollotuka Institute of Aboriginal Studies at the University of Newcastle and Chair of Indigenous History. He has held several major positions, including as Deputy Chairperson of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies and Deputy Chair Humanities, National Indigenous Research and Knowledges Network.

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Genre : Art
Author by : Professor John Maynard
Publisher : National Library of Australia
Release : 2014-11-01
File : 172 Pages
ISBN : 9780642277084


War And Remembrance

War And Remembrance

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Memory, while seemingly a thing of the past, has much to reveal in the present. With its focus on memory, War and Remembrance provides new viewpoints in the field of war representation. Bringing an interdisciplinary approach to discussions of the cultural memory of war, the collection focuses on narratives, either fictional or testimonial, that challenge ideological discourses of war. The acts of remembrance and of waging war are constantly evolving. A range of case studies – analyzing representations of war in art, film, museums, and literature from Nigeria, Australia, Sri Lanka, Canada, and beyond – questions our current approaches to memory studies while offering reinterpretations of established narratives. Throughout, a commitment to Indigenous perspectives, to examining the ongoing legacy of colonialism, and to a continued reckoning with the Second World War foregrounds what is often forgotten in the writing of a single, official history. War and Remembrance invites readers to cast a reflexive look at wars and conflicts past – some of them forgotten, others still vividly commemorated – the better to understand the cultural, political, and social stake of memory as a source of conflict and exchange, of resistance and opposition, and of negotiation and reconciliation.

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Genre : History
Author by : Renée Dickason
Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release : 2022-06-15
File : Pages
ISBN : 9780228012672


The Routledge Companion To Global Indigenous History

The Routledge Companion To Global Indigenous History

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The Routledge Companion to Global Indigenous History presents exciting new innovations in the dynamic field of Indigenous global history while also outlining ethical, political, and practical research. Indigenous histories are not merely concerned with the past but have resonances for the politics of the present and future, ranging across vast geographical distances and deep time periods. The volume starts with an introduction that explores definitions of Indigenous peoples, followed by six thematic sections which each have a global spread: European uses of history and the positioning of Indigenous people as history’s outsiders; their migrations and mobilities; colonial encounters; removals and diasporas; memory, identities, and narratives; deep histories and pathways towards future Indigenous histories that challenge the nature of the history discipline itself. This book illustrates the important role of Indigenous history and Indigenous knowledges for contemporary concerns, including climate change, spirituality and religious movements, gender negotiations, modernity and mobility, and the meaning of ‘nation’ and the ‘global’. Reflecting the state of the art in Indigenous global history, the contributors suggest exciting new directions in the field, examine its many research challenges and show its resonances for a global politics of the present and future. This book is invaluable reading for students in both undergraduate and postgraduate Indigenous history courses.

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Genre : History
Author by : Ann McGrath
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2021-09-30
File : 798 Pages
ISBN : 9781351723633


Aboriginal Stars Of The Turf

Aboriginal Stars Of The Turf

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A new edition of Maynard's work has now been published as Aborigines and the Sport of Kings, November 2013 ISBN 9781922059543. A preview of this updated edition is available on Google Books.

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Genre : Social Science
Author by : John Maynard
Publisher : ISBS
Release : 2002
File : 112 Pages
ISBN : 0855753846


The Battlers Of Butcher S Hill

The Battlers Of Butcher S Hill

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Genre : Agriculture
Author by : Lennie Wallace
Publisher : Boolarong Press
Release : 2012
File : 131 Pages
ISBN : 9781921920691


Aboriginal History

Aboriginal History

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Genre : Aboriginal Australians
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Release : 1997
File : Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015061534304


Sport In Australian Drama

Sport In Australian Drama

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An intelligent and original view of Australian society at play.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author by : Richard Fotheringham
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1992-01-31
File : 268 Pages
ISBN : 0521401569


Aboriginal Darwin

Aboriginal Darwin

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Genre : Aboriginal Australians
Author by : Toni Bauman
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Release : 2013
File : Pages
ISBN : 1922059463