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That deadman dance / Kim Scott
Bib ID 6503469
Format BookBook [tactile text, volume]
Author
Scott, Kim, 1957- author
 
Access Conditions For use by people with a print disability only. 
Description [Sydney] : Vision Australia Information Library Service, [2011] 
4 volumes of interpoint braille ; 30 cm 
Summary

That Deadman Dance is set in the first decades of the 19th century in the area around what is now Albany, Western Australia, and explores the early contact between the Aboriginal Noongar people and the first European settlers. Young Noongar man Bobby Wabalanginy is clever, resourceful and eager to please, and befriends the new arrivals, joining them hunting whales, tilling the land, exploring the hinterland and establishing the fledgling colony. He is even welcomed into a prosperous local white family where he falls for the daughter, Christine, a beautiful young woman who sees no harm in a liaison with a native. But slowly - by design and by accident - things begin to change. Not everyone is happy with how the colony is developing. Stock mysteriously start to disappear; crops are destroyed; there are "accidents" and injuries on both sides. As the Europeans impose ever stricter rules and regulations in order to keep the peace, Bobby's Elders decide they must respond in kind. A friend to everyone, Bobby is forced to take sides: he must choose between the old world and the new, his ancestors and his new friends. Inexorably, he is drawn into a series of events that will forever change not just the colony but the future of Australia...

Notes

Shortlisted: Miles Franklin Award, 2011.

Selected for the Braille Book of the Year, 2011.

This book is part of the Joan Ledermann Memorial Braille Collection.

The Joan Ledermann Memorial Braille Collection launched in December 2002 is built from the Miles Franklin shortlisted titles each year. All books in this collection are available as embossed braille books or downloadable braille files from the Vision Australia Library and its online catalogue, i-access. On 1/5/2014 the Vision Australia Library was available online at: http://www.visionaustralia.org/living-with-low-vision/library.

Unabridged.

Produced under Part VB of the Copyright Act 1968.

This item has been produced using the Unified English Braille Code (UEB).

For adults.

VAILS (Syd)

Reproduction Original version Sydney : Pan Macmillan, 2010. 
Subjects Noongar (Australian people) -- History -- Fiction.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- History -- Fiction.  |  Talking books.  |  Western Australia -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.  |  Western Australia -- Race relations -- Fiction.  |  Australian
Form/genre Historical fiction

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