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Book launch: Meeting the Waylo by Tiffany Shellam
17 February @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pmFree
Please join UWA Publishing in celebrating the launch of Meeting the Waylo: Aboriginal Encounters in the Archipelago by Tiffany Shellam.
Meeting the Waylo is a history of story-making about the experiences of Migeo, Boongaree and Bundle, three Indigenous Australians who were intermediaries on board maritime expeditions in the early nineteenth century. These Indigenous men travelled to the archipelagos of the north-west of Western Australia, where they became central figures in encounters between the crew and local Indigenous groups onshore.
The collection will be launched by Shino Konishi.
Drinks and light refreshments provided.
About the author:Tiffany Shellam lectures in History at Deakin University. She works collaboratively with Noongar people and historians, museum curators, archivists and librarians to critique the archives, unearthing hidden and alternative histories generated by encounters between Indigenous people and European explorers and setters in the early nineteenth century. Her first book, Shaking Hands on the Fringe: Negotiating the Aboriginal world at King George’s Sound, was published by UWA Publishing in 2009.
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