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The Resource Paris savages, Katherine Johnson

Paris savages, Katherine Johnson

Label
Paris savages
Title
Paris savages
Statement of responsibility
Katherine Johnson
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on a true story, Paris Savages takes us from colonised Australia to the heart of Europe in 1882, where three young Aboriginal people were taken to perform for mass entertainment. On beautiful Fraser Island, the population of the Badtjala people is in sharp decline following a run of brutal massacres. When German man Louis Müller offers to sail eighteen-year-old Bonny to Europe in the hope of seeking help from the Queen of England - in exchange for performing to huge crowds - the brave and headstrong Bonny agrees. Accompanied by twenty two-year-old Jurano and Jurano's fifteen-year-old niece, Dorondera, Müller's beautiful yet grieving daughter Hilda agrees to help her father with the journey, but soon finds herself becoming entranced by Bonny. While crowds in Europe are enthusiastic to see the unique dances, singing, fights, and pole climbing from the oldest culture in the world, the attention is relentless, and the fascination of scientists intrusive. Bonny is not a passive victim, and starts to earn money from mocking the crowd, but when disaster strikes, he must find a way to return home. A story of love, hardship, spirituality, culture and the fight against injustice, Paris Savages brings a little known part of history to blazing life for the first time, from one of Australia's most promising novelists
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Johnson, Katherine Jane
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Entertainers
  • Aboriginal Australians
Target audience
adult
Label
Paris savages, Katherine Johnson
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23443825
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9781925384703
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019035492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
Paris savages, Katherine Johnson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
23443825
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
361 pages
Isbn
9781925384703
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019035492
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

Library Locations

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      215 Wright Street, Cloverdale, 6105, AU
      -31.96206 115.93403
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