Marcia Langton - Welcome to Country - Book Launch

ISBN:

9781741175431

Format:

Hardback

Pages:

256

Dimensions:

21cm x 17cm

RRP:

$39.99

Category:

Guides , Lifestyle , Travel

Publisher:

Hardie Grant Travel

Published:

01 May 2018

Marcia Langton - Welcome to Country - Book Launch

Hosted By: Hardie Grant Books & Avid Reader

The Greek Club - 29 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane Queensland 4101 | 16 May 2018 06:00 PM

Tourism Australia statistics show that many overseas tourists, as well as Australians, are keen to learn more about Australia’s first peoples. And while the Indigenous tourism industry continues to grow, no comprehensive travel guide is currently available.

Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country is a curated guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. In its pages, author Professor Marcia Langton offers fascinating insights into Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. There is also a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organised by state or territory, covering galleries and festivals, national parks and museums, communities that are open to visitors, as well as tours and performances.

This book is essential for anyone travelling around Australia who wants to learn more about the culture that has thrived here for over 50,000 years. It also offers the chance to enjoy tourism opportunities that will show you a different side of this fascinating country — one that remains dynamic, and is filled with openness and diversity.

About The Author

Professor Marcia Langton is one of Australia's most important voices for Indigenous Australia. She first became an Indigenous rights activist at Queensland University in the 1970s, and since then has worked with the Central Land Council, the Cape York Land Council and for the 1989 Royal Commission into Aboriginal deaths in custody. In more recent times, Professor Langton has become an academic and now works at Melbourne University. Professor Langton has received many accolades, including an Order of Australia, and has authored several books. In 1999 Professor Langton was one of five Indigenous leaders who were granted an audience with the Queen to discuss the proposed recognition of Indigenous Australians in the Australian Constitution. She is also a frequent guest on the ABC's Q&A show.

Date: Wednesday 16th May, 2018

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Where:  The Greek Club, 29 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane Queensland 4101

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