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    Songlines and Memory: Words in Winter Central Goldfields 2024


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    Janice Simpson will talk with Lynne about her work with memory and how indigenous cultures used various systems, such as Songlines, to store and transmit a vast array of knowledge.

    Lynne worked with Professor Margo Neale to write SonglinesThe Power and the Promise, a title in the First Knowledges collection. 

    'Songlines are an archive for powerful knowledges that ensured Australia's many Indigenous cultures flourished for over 60,000 years. Much more than a navigational path in the cartographic sense, these vast and robust stores of information are encoded through song, story, dance, art and ceremony, rather than simply recorded in writing. Weaving deeply personal storytelling with extensive research on mnemonics, Songlines: The Power and Promise offers unique insights into Indigenous traditional knowledges, how they apply today and how they could help all peoples thrive into the future. This book invites readers to understand a remarkable way for storing knowledge in memory by adapting song, art, and most importantly, Country, into their lives.' (Source: State Library of Queensland website)


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