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Written in the land : the life of Queenie McKenzie / Jennifer Joi Field
Bib ID 4352297
Format BookBook
Author
Field, Jennifer Joi
 
Description Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2008 
1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill., maps, ports. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9781877096709
Summary

This community publication was developed to tell the story of a remote communities deceased cultural leader, Queenie McKenzie. Queenie was an Australian Aboriginal woman, an exceptional cultural teacher, elder and internationally recognised artist. Showcases Queenie's life and story, told frequently with her own words and through the use of her stunning visual story telling that she had practiced for many years. Queenie used her artistic works to teach others about her vibrant culture and her life, and as a way to inspire interest in the special and dynamic relationship she and her people have with land. Queenie was one of Australia's most collectable Aboriginal contemporary artists. Her style was defined by her unique use of ochres, particularly the rare pink tones that she developed herself.

Notes

"Partly based on the research of Dr Patricia Vinnicombe".

Includes bibliographical references.

Subjects McKenzie, Queenie, 1930-1998.  |  Artists, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- East Kimberley -- Biography.  |  Women artists, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- East Kimberley -- Biography.  |  Art, Aboriginal Australian.  |  Teachers, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- East Kimberley -- Biography.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Western Australia -- East Kimberley -- Biography.  |  Religions - Christianity.  |  Religion - Dreaming.  |  Sites - Sacred sites.  |  Cultural heritage - Protection.  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Law - Indigenous - Leadership, authority and prestige.  |  Art - Painting.  |  Law - Indigenous.  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous.  |  Stories and motifs - Barramundi.  |  Settlement and contacts - Resettlement and removals.  |  Land rights - Excisions and leases - Pastoral leases.  |  Mining industry - Diamond.  |  Community development.  |  Kija / Gidja language (K20) (WA SE 52-06)  |  Land rights - Pastoral industry.  |  Stories and motifs - Eagles / hawks / crows.  |  Art - Artists - Women.  |  Warmun / Turkey Creek (WA East Kimberley SE52-06)  |  Argyle Diamond Mine (WA East Kimberley SE52-02)  |  East Kimberley area (WA SD52, SE52)  |  Lissadell map area (WA East Kimberley SE52-02)  |  Texas Downs (WA East Kimberley SE52-06)
Other authors/contributors Vinnicombe, Patricia
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Life of Queenie McKenzie

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