white people are nomads
This book examines the ‘painting’ of Australia as a metaphor which allows us to “see” the canvas of Australia- what has been painted, painted over and repainted.
It is an educative text on Australia’s shared history from an Indigenous perspective. It shares the voice of the first people and the facts of our history that were not taught to us in school.
White People Are Nomads has been written in three sections.“Book one”, follows the timeline of Australia since colonisation and examines various milestones of historical significance. “Book two” has been written by three family members and two generations of the Carlton family from the East Kimberley in Western Australia.Through these stories, facts are verified, validated and brought into context. “Book three”, is the journey of a Western woman told to highlight the similarities of journeys under recognised and dismissed by many who rule from a western, linear, male dominated system that is still upheld by our law. Women’s roles as caretakers and nurturers -mothers, whether biologically or inherently, are brought to awareness and paralleled alongside Mother Nature herself.
I have read Jenny’s book 3 times.
I thought I knew and understood the history of our first people and our impact on our arrival on their land and culture.
However ‘white people are nomads’ opened my eyes to so much more than I knew or understood.
I have come away from this book feeling that every Australian (and woman ) should read this book.
The painted layers revealed opened my heart and mind. (Christine Skeggs, B.Ed, Dip Art Therapy, Visual Artist- Australia)
....such a beautiful mix of heart and creative connections, with such real elucidation and clarity around all the heavy stuff. I think its a real winner. (Ailsa Grieve, Australia)
Fabulous, important and embracing- every Australian should read this book. It speaks to our hearts and minds about our shared history - past, present and future. (Dr Leigh Straw, Senior Lecturer, Aboriginal and Australian Studies, Notre Dame University)
Unconventionally written, with a freedom that gives an independent publication. A very personal and precise. A very feminine (book three). For those about to raw beauty. Captivating. (Marek Szczegóły Wiadomości- Poland)