By Barry Hill
'A staff of guys. chanting with the passion that made them omit age & weak point & changing into younger back in spirit.the emerging and falling of the mantra melody, just like the respiring that provides us existence - what an unforgettable scene!'
Thus wrote T. G.H. Strehlow in 1935, as he begun his existence paintings, Songs of relevant Australia, acclaimed as one of many nice books of global literature. Prize-winning poet and historian, Barry Hill, with specific entry to Strehlow's diaries, has written an important paintings concerning the stricken guy who grew up at the Hermannsburg venture, turned the 1st Patrol Officer of significant Australia, known as himself the 'last of the Aranda', and compulsively accumulated secret-sacred items and photographs.
Broken Song straddles a century of Australian background, from the race wars at the frontier to the fashionable period of aboriginal land rights, monitoring Strehlow's artistic and tragic lifestyles in translation.
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Broken Song by Barry Hill