Yirawala: Painter of the dreaming by Sandra Le Brun Holmes

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December 1992, no. 147

Yirawala: Painter of the dreaming by Sandra Le Brun Holmes

Hodder & Stoughton, $59.95

Yirawala: Painter of the dreaming by Sandra Le Brun Holmes

by
December 1992, no. 147

Sandra Holmes’s Yirawala: Painter of the Dreaming is not a picture book or a ‘pretty story’. It does not tell balanda (white people) what they want to hear, nor does it euphemise the truth. The book is an inspiring, if harrowing account of Yirawala’s life and death, his religion manifest as art, and his struggle with balanda officialdom to regain title to his Dreaming country, Marugulidban.

Judith Ryan reviews 'Yirawala: Painter of the dreaming' by Sandra Le Brun Holmes

Yirawala: Painter of the dreaming

by Sandra Le Brun Holmes

Hodder & Stoughton, $59.95

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