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FIELD, Jennifer Joi

Written in the land : the life of Queenie McKenzie (casebound edition)

$120.00 AUD

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Melbourne : Melbourne Books, 2008. Oblong quarto, laminated boards with cloth spine in slipcase (one of 200 copies specially bound), illustrated, a new copy.

‘This beautifully produced book tells the story of Queenie McKenzie, a remarkable indigenous woman from the East Kimberley in Western Australia. Queenie was an exceptional teacher, elder and internationally recognised artist. Written In The Land explores her personal story and that of her ‘country’ through her own words and is illustrated throughout with stunning landscape photos and reproductions of her artistic works. Queenie passed away at the end of 1998 leaving the memory of her leadership and her stories as told to Jennifer and others in this book. This book will contribute to Gija culture through documenting Queenie’s stories and preserving her legacy. Part proceeds from the sale of the book will flow to developing culturally sustaining projects within the community.’ – the publisher.

‘This community publication was developed to tell the story of a remote communities deceased cultural leader, Queenie McKenzie. Queenie was an Australian Aboriginal woman, an exceptional cultural teacher, elder and internationally recognised artist. Showcases Queenie’s life and story, told frequently with her own words and through the use of her stunning visual story telling that she had practiced for many years. Queenie used her artistic works to teach others about her vibrant culture and her life, and as a way to inspire interest in the special and dynamic relationship she and her people have with land. Queenie was one of Australia’s most collectable Aboriginal contemporary artists. Her style was defined by her unique use of ochres, particularly the rare pink tones that she developed herself.’ – National Library of Australia.