Episode #1: Martin Thomas reads ‘“Because it’s your country”: Bringing Back the Bones to West Arnhem Land'

Monday, 21 December 2015 13:17
Published in The ABR Podcast

In 2013 we published Martin Thomas's Calibre Prize-winning essay ‘“Because it’s your country”: Bringing Back the Bones to West Arnhem Land'. This powerful story of the repatriation of Aboriginal bones soon became the best read article on our website and we are delighted to be able to launch the ABR podcast with it. The ABR Podcast is available from iTunes and SoundCloud. You can also listen to episodes on our website.

 

Links

Martin Thomas's Calibre Prize-winning essay ‘“Because it’s your country”: Bringing Back the Bones to West Arnhem Land' published in the April 2013 issue of Australian Book Review.

About Martin Thomas.

The ABR Podcast on iTunes.

The ABR Podcast on SoundCloud.

Information about the Calibre Prize.

Author's Dedication

This reading is dedicated to the memory of Adis Hondo, cinema-photographer on the documentary film described in the essay. Born in the Bosnian city of Mostar in 1956, he found asylum in Australia during the Balkan crisis of the 1990s. In Melbourne he met his partner Suze Houghton who was with him when he died of cancer at Castlemaine, Victoria in December 2015. Adis Hondo, may you rest in peace.

Acknowledgements

Martin Thomas's reading of ''"Because it's your country": Bringing Back the Bones to West Arnhem Land' was recorded and edited at the Australian National University where he is Associate Professor of History. ABR would like to thank Dr Thomas and the staff of ANU for their work on this recording.

The theme music for this podcast is by David McCooey. David's website is www.davidmccooey.com and his début album Outside Broadcast is now available as a digital download. You can listen to more of his work on SoundCloud.

Published in The ABR Podcast