Plains of Promise

In this brilliant debut novel, Alexis Wright evokes city and outback, deepening our understanding of human ambition and failure, and making the timeless heart and soul of this country pulsate on the page. black and white cultures collide in ...

Plains of Promise

Author: Alexis Wright

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780702229176

Page: 304

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In this brilliant debut novel, Alexis Wright evokes city and outback, deepening our understanding of human ambition and failure, and making the timeless heart and soul of this country pulsate on the page. Black and white cultures collide in a thousand ways as Aboriginal spirituality clashes with the complex brutality of colonisation at St Dominic's mission. With her political awareness raised by work with the city-based Aboriginal Coalition, Mary visits the old mission in the northern Gulf country, place of her mother's and grand-mother's suffering. Mary's return re-ignites community anxieties, and the Council of Elders again turn to their spirit world.

The Plains of Promise

... obvious and Gwayne didn't deny it . ' More than likely . His isn't a personality
you could forget in a hurry . ' ' Or would want to . ' Donna had the last word as they
reached the doorway to Gwayne's room . Then , ' THE PLAINS OF PROMISE 49.

The Plains of Promise

Author: Kerry Allyne

Publisher: Harlequin Books

ISBN: 9780373022830

Page: 188

View: 305

The Plains Of Promis by Kerry Allyne released on Jul 25, 1979 is available now for purchase.

Plains of Promise Rivers of Destiny

Water Management and the Development of Queensland 1824-1990 Joseph

Plains of Promise  Rivers of Destiny

Author: Joseph Michael Powell

Publisher: Boolarong Press


Page: 395

View: 834

Analysis of the role of water management in the development of Queensland after its separation from NSW. The book is divided into four chronological parts, each beginning with a discussion of general background issues. The author is a prolific and well-known writer and lecturer in human geography.

The Postcolonial Eye

On Re-reading Plains of Promise After all, the best way to turn someone or
something into an object is to kill it ... But there are degrees of objectification. The
process of mortification begins with how the other is seen, and supposedly

The Postcolonial Eye

Author: Dr Alison Ravenscroft

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409479188

Page: 194

View: 329

Informed by theories of the visual, knowledge and desire, The Postcolonial Eye is about the 'eye' and the 'I' in contemporary Australian scenes of race. Specifically, it is about seeing, where vision is taken to be subjective and shaped by desire, and about knowing one another across the cultural divide between white and Indigenous Australia. Writing against current moves to erase this divide and to obscure difference, Alison Ravenscroft stresses that modern Indigenous cultures can be profoundly, even bewilderingly, strange and at times unknowable within the terms of 'white' cultural forms. She argues for a different ethics of looking, in particular, for aesthetic practices that allow Indigenous cultural products, especially in the literary arts, to retain their strangeness in the eyes of a white subject. The specificity of her subject matter allows Ravenscroft to deal with the broad issues of postcolonial theory and race and ethnicity without generalising. This specificity is made visible in, for example, Ravenscroft's treatment of the figuring of white desire in Aboriginal fiction, film and life-stories, and in her treatment of contemporary Indigenous cultural practices. While it is located in Australian Studies, Ravenscroft's book, in its rigorous interrogation of the dynamics of race and whiteness and engagement with European and American literature and criticism, has far-reaching implications for understanding the important question of race and vision.

The Land is the Source of the Law

world. of. Plains. of. Promise. Australia's Gulf country is dusty and dry, flooding
with the same intensity as the sun sears the land. This seemingly harsh land, as
poets like to refer to it, is, in my experience, one of the most surreal places to live

The Land is the Source of the Law

Author: C.F. Black

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136919732

Page: 224

View: 868

The Land is the Source of Law brings an inter-jurisdictional dimension to the field of indigenous jurisprudence: comparing Indigenous legal regimes in New Zealand, the USA and Australia, it offers a ‘dialogical encounter with an Indigenous jurisprudence’ in which individuals are characterised by their rights and responsibilities into the Land. Though a relatively "new" field, indigenous jurisprudence is the product of the oldest continuous legal system in the world. Utilising a range of texts – films, novels, poetry, as well as "law stories" CF Black blends legality and narrative in order to redefine jurisprudentia in indigenous terms. This re-definition gives shape to the jurisprudential framework of the book: a shape that is not just abstract, but physical and metaphysical; a shape that is circular and concentric at the same time. The outer circle is the cosmology, so that the human never forgets that they are inside a universe – a universe that has a law. This law is found in the second circle which, whilst resembling the ancient Greek law of physis is a law based on relationship. This is a relationship that orders the placing of the individual in the innermost circle, and which structures their rights and responsibilities into the land. The jurisprudential texts which inform the theoretical framework of this book bring to our attention the urgent message that the Djang (primordial energy) is out of balance, and that the rebalancing of that Djang is up to the individual through their lawful behaviour, a behaviour which patterns them back into land. Thus, The Land is the Source of the Law concludes not only with a diagnosis of the cause of climate change, but a prescription which offers an alternative legal approach to global health.

The History of Discovery in Australia Tasmania and New Zealand

154 THE PLAINS or PROMISE. parts of these, he says, are capable at one time of
the year of producing much grass. Dr. Ferdinand Miiller, the chief botanist of the
expedition, in his account, says, that “ the climate of North Australia is a a'r_'/ ...

The History of Discovery in Australia  Tasmania  and New Zealand

Author: William Howitt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108029507

Page: 488

View: 667

First published in 1865, this two-volume history describes the European exploration and settlement of Australia and New Zealand.

The Comanche Empire

It might be tempting to imagine that the Comanche exodus onto the southern
plains was inspired by the endless horizons ... for slave raiding had drawn
Comanches and Utes to the open plains, a promise of a new life made them stay

The Comanche Empire

Author: Pekka Hamalainen

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300145136

Page: 510

View: 489

A groundbreaking history of the rise and decline of the vast and imposing Native American empire. In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, a Native American empire rose to dominate the fiercely contested lands of the American Southwest, the southern Great Plains, and northern Mexico. This powerful empire, built by the Comanche Indians, eclipsed its various European rivals in military prowess, political prestige, economic power, commercial reach, and cultural influence. Yet, until now, the Comanche empire has gone unrecognized in American history. This compelling and original book uncovers the lost story of the Comanches. It is a story that challenges the idea of indigenous peoples as victims of European expansion and offers a new model for the history of colonial expansion, colonial frontiers, and Native-European relations in North America and elsewhere. Pekka Hämäläinen shows in vivid detail how the Comanches built their unique empire and resisted European colonization, and why they fell to defeat in 1875. With extensive knowledge and deep insight, the author brings into clear relief the Comanches’ remarkable impact on the trajectory of history. 2009 Winner of the Bancroft Prize in American History “Cutting-edge revisionist western history…. Immensely informative, particularly about activities in the eighteenth century.”—Larry McMurtry, The New York Review of Books “Exhilarating…a pleasure to read…. It is a nuanced account of the complex social, cultural, and biological interactions that the acquisition of the horse unleashed in North America, and a brilliant analysis of a Comanche social formation that dominated the Southern Plains.”—Richard White, author of The Middle Ground: Indians, Empires, and Republics in the Great Lakes Region, 1650-1815

Discoveries in Australia

Passage between Bald Head and Vancouver Reef . Entrance of Van Diemen's
Inlet : . . Interesting Tree . . . . Burial Reach . . . . Hope Reach . . . . First View of the
Plains of Promise . . Last View of the Plains of Promise . . Approach to Portland ...

Discoveries in Australia

Author: John Lort Stokes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108032729

Page: 588

View: 950

An 1846 account by an officer of H.M.S. Beagle of a six-year expedition to survey the coast of Australia.

The Fur Trade of the American West

( Both Lisa and Pilcher , it may be remembered , had set their sights on the
Rockies , but they were repulsed by the Blackfoot and had to settle for the fur
trade of the northern Great Plains . ) This promise was based partly upon fact (
the report of ...

The Fur Trade of the American West

Author: David J. Wishart

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803297326

Page: 237

View: 492

"In stressing the exploitation and destruction of the physical and human environment rather than the usual frontier romanticism, David Wishart has provided for students of the trans-Mississippi fur trade a valuable service."--Journal of the Early Republic. A standard reference work [that] should be required reading for all students of the American west."--Pacific Historical Review. "The whole [fur trade] system is traced out from the Green River rendezvous or the Fort Union post to the trading houses of St. Louis and the auctions in New York and Europe. Such factors as capital formation, shifting commercial institutions, the role of advanced market information, and the nature, kinds, costs, and speed of transportation are all worked into the story, as is the relationship of the whole fur trade to national and international business cycles. This is an impressive achievement for a book so brief. . . . [It] opens out onto new methodological vistas and paradigms in western history."--William H. Goetzmann, New Mexico Historical Review David J. Wishart is a professor of geography at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He is the winner of the John Brinckerhoff Jackson Prize for distin-guished books in American geography, sponsored by the Association of American Geographers for An Unspeakable Sadness: The Dispossession of the Nebraska Indians, also available from the University of Nebraska Press.


He was an overlander, nursing his sore-footed flock, watching every pinch of flour
in his bullock dray of rations, and looking for his plains of promise or his long
dreamed-of mountain pastures. Over the desert and the mountains, over the ...


Author: Sir Ernest Scott

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521356210

Page: 759

View: 203

The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress

The plains were seed country long before Europeans grew wheat on them.1
Wailwan people tended grasses at the edges of the Macquarie Marshes and
across the plains where the gradient levels out and the main channels of the
rivers ...

The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress

Author: Cameron Muir

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317910583

Page: 230

View: 285

Food and the global agricultural system has become one of the defining public concerns of the twenty-first century. Ecological disorder and inequity is at the heart of our food system. This thoughtful and confronting book tells the story of how the development of modern agriculture promised ecological and social stability but instead descended into dysfunction. Contributing to knowledge in environmental, cultural and agricultural histories, it explores how people have tried to live in the aftermath of ‘ecological imperialism’. The Broken Promise of Agricultural Progress: An environmental history journeys to the dry inland plains of Australia where European ideas and agricultural technologies clashed with a volatile and taunting country that resisted attempts to subdue and transform it for the supply of global markets. Its wide-ranging narrative puts gritty local detail in its global context to tell the story of how cultural anxieties about civilisation, population, and race, shaped agriculture in the twentieth century. It ranges from isolated experiment farms to nutrition science at the League of Nations, from local landholders to high profile moral crusaders, including an Australian apricot grower who met Franklin D. Roosevelt and almost fed the world. This book will be useful to undergraduates and postgraduates on courses examining international comparisons of nineteenth and twentieth century agriculture, and courses studying colonial development and settler societies. It will also appeal to food concerned general readers.

Fountain Creek Chronicles

A burnt‐orange glow bathed the vast eastern plains in promise of the coming
twilight. The group they'd set out with from Denver nearly a week ago had waited
with them a day, as was the agreement from the outset in such circumstances, ...

Fountain Creek Chronicles

Author: Tamera Alexander

Publisher: Bethany House

ISBN: 0764207369

Page: 704

View: 785

Presents three stories set in the Colorado territory, including "Rekindled," in which Larson Jennings, returning home after being badly burned and left for dead, discovers that his wife, Kathryn, is on the verge of losing their ranch, and is determined to save it at any cost.

Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence

imagined, authentic in detail, with a forceful narrative and strong spiritual content,
this novel heralds the arrival of an outstanding Australian fiction writer. The Gulf ...

Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence

Author: Doris Pilkington

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 0702252050

Page: 160

View: 504

This extraordinary story of courage and faith is based on the actual experiences of three girls who fled from the repressive life of Moore River Native Settlement, following along the rabbit-proof fence back to their homelands. Assimilationist policy dictated that these girls be taken from their kin and their homes in order to be made white. Settlement life was unbearable with its chains and padlocks, barred windows, hard cold beds, and horrible food. Solitary confinement was doled out as regular punishment. The girls were not even allowed to speak their language. Of all the journeys made since white people set foot on Australian soil, the journey made by these girls born of Aboriginal mothers and white fathers speaks something to everyone.

A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literature

... such as Sally Morgan's My Plaee (1987), Yothu Yindi's “Treaty” (1992), ]ack
Davis' Wahngin Country (1992), Doris Pilkington Garimara's Follow the Rabbit-
ProofFenee (1996), Alexis Wright's Plains of Promise (1997) and Carpentaria (
2006), ...

A Companion to Australian Aboriginal Literature

Author: Belinda Wheeler

Publisher: Camden House

ISBN: 1571135219

Page: 216

View: 985

This international collection of eleven original essays on Australian Aboriginal literature provides a comprehensive critical companion that contextualizes the Aboriginal canon for scholars, researchers, students, and general readers.

Plains of the Past

But in the mining town of Broken Promise, the wizard was not even the darkest or
most evil of the lot. Broken Promise stood like a raised blister on the skin of Elder
Earth, a ramshackle town thrown together in the deepest heartof the southern ...

Plains of the Past

Author: Ian Clark

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1469726432

Page: 248

View: 820

The exciting conclusion to the Elder Earth Saga that began in Prophecy of Shadows! The outcast warrior known as K'het tracks the immortal necromancer responsible for the murder of his mother and best friend. The old wizard has journeyed to the Plains of the Past, seeking to put an end to all living things on Elder Earth itself by reuniting the Geminus, one being of pure light, the other of pure shadow. The union of these exiled creatures will cause a cataclysm that would scorch the very heavens and leave all of Elder Earth a barren wasteland. K'het's path will take him through tests of the mind and body in a land where magical energies are still at play and legendary beasts still roam. K'het seeks the aid of allies in the elf kingdom of Tanglewood Forest. He will need their wisdom to catch the necromancer in time and face his destiny.

Land of Bright Promise

Advertising the Texas Panhandle and South Plains, 1870-1917 Jan Blodgett.
Appendix A Population Statistics for Panhandle and South Plains Counties,1890
–1920 and 1980 Appendix B Acres of Improved Farm Land and Number of.

Land of Bright Promise

Author: Jan Blodgett

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 0292762305

Page: 166

View: 227

Land of Bright Promise is a fascinating exploration of the multitude of land promotions and types of advertising that attracted more than 175,000 settlers to the Panhandle–South Plains area of Texas from the late years of the nineteenth century to the early years of the twentieth. Shunned by settlers for decades because of its popular but forbidding image as a desert filled with desperados, savage Indians, and solitary ranchers, the region was seen as an agricultural and cultural wasteland. The territory, consequently, was among the last to be settled in the United States. But from 1890 to 1917, land companies and agents competed to attract new settlers to the plains. To this end, the combined efforts of local residents, ranchers and landowners, railroads, and professional real estate agents were utilized. Through brochures, lectures, articles, letters, fairs, and excursion trips, midwestern farmers were encouraged to find new homes on what was once feared as the “Great American Desert.” And successful indeed were these efforts: from 13,787 in 1890, the population grew to 193,371 in 1920, with a corresponding increase in the amount of farms and farm acreage. The book looks at the imagination, enthusiasm, and determination of land promoters as they approached their task, including their special advertisements and displays to show the potential of the area. Treating the important roles of the cattlemen, the railroads, the professional land companies, and local boosters, Land of Bright Promise also focuses on the intentions and expectations of the settlers themselves. Of special interest are the fifteen historical photographs and reproductions of promotional pieces from the era used to spur the land boom. What emerges is an engaging look at a critical period in the development of the Texas Panhandle and an overview of the shift from cattle to agriculture as the primary industry in the area.