Ways of knowing

Paddy Roe and the Goolarabooloo
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May 2021, no. 431
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The Children’s Country: Creation of a Goolarabooloo future in north-west Australia by Stephen Muecke

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Ways of knowing

Paddy Roe and the Goolarabooloo
by
May 2021, no. 431

In 1985, following the publication of their collaborative works Gularabulu: Stories from the West Kimberley and Reading the Country: Introduction to nomadology (with artist Krim Benterrak as co-author), Paddy Roe, possibly sensing that the young researcher would be of critical importance to his life’s project, suggested to Stephen Muecke that there needed to be a third book, The Children’s Country, about the rayi – the spirit children – and for human children to come. Muecke writes that he was unable to deliver the book at the time. Roe went on to establish the Lurujarri Heritage Trail following a songline along a ninety-kilometre stretch of coastline from Minyirr (Broome) to Minarriny (Coulomb Point).

Philip Morrissey reviews 'The Children’s Country: Creation of a Goolarabooloo future in north-west Australia' by Stephen Muecke

The Children’s Country: Creation of a Goolarabooloo future in north-west Australia

by Stephen Muecke

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, US$135 hb, 252 pp

Buy this book

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