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The Resource Life b'long Ali Drummond : a life in the Torres Strait, Samantha Faulkner with Ali Drummond

Life b'long Ali Drummond : a life in the Torres Strait, Samantha Faulkner with Ali Drummond

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Life b'long Ali Drummond : a life in the Torres Strait
Title
Life b'long Ali Drummond
Title remainder
a life in the Torres Strait
Statement of responsibility
Samantha Faulkner with Ali Drummond
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Summary
To Sam Faulkner, family is important. Ali Drummond is Sam Faulkner's grandfather and this is his story. By any standards Ali Drummond has led an extraordinary life. Orphaned young, Ali took to sea aged fourteen. Originally an apprentice, Ali learned from Japanese divers and became an expert diver for pearl shell, trochus and beche de mer. Ali's stories of his sometimes perilous life at sea are absorbing and Faulkner has crafted a sympathetic and appealing story. After years on the mainland, cutting cane and roadworking, Ali returned to his beloved Torres Strait. Along the way, he contributed to the community, enjoyed his lawn bowls and provided advice on the marine environment to the Maritime National Authority. Ali's remembrances are complemented by affectionate anecdotes from Ali's children. Now 90, Ali's life as told here, also represents other Torres Strait Islander elders who share these stories. Two themes emerge strongly from this life story: the importance of his wife Carmen and their family, and the desire to be out fishing
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ANL
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Faulkner, Samantha
Dewey number
920.00929915
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1917-
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Drummond, Ali
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  • Drummond, Ali
  • Drummond, Ali
  • Divers
  • Torres Strait Islanders
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Divers
  • Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
  • Torres Strait Islands (Qld.)
Label
Life b'long Ali Drummond : a life in the Torres Strait, Samantha Faulkner with Ali Drummond
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Publication
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Young days--Life on the water--Wartime (1940-42)--Life on the land--Family--And now
Control code
000041643568
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 90 pages
Isbn
9780855755560
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrated, maps, portraits.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000041643568
  • (Sirsi) 000041643568
  • (OCoLC)166359191
Label
Life b'long Ali Drummond : a life in the Torres Strait, Samantha Faulkner with Ali Drummond
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Young days--Life on the water--Wartime (1940-42)--Life on the land--Family--And now
Control code
000041643568
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xix, 90 pages
Isbn
9780855755560
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrated, maps, portraits.
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000041643568
  • (Sirsi) 000041643568
  • (OCoLC)166359191

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