My island home : a Torres Strait memoir

Singe, John My island home : a Torres Strait memoir. St Lucia, Qld: University of Queensland Press, 2003.

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Author Singe, John
Title My island home : a Torres Strait memoir
Place of Publication St Lucia, Qld
Publisher University of Queensland Press
Publication year 2003
Sub-type Other
ISBN 0702233056
9780702233050
Language eng
Start page 1
End page 211
Total number of pages 211
Subjects 379999 Studies in Human Society not elsewhere classified
420308 Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-cultural Studies
430103 History - Pacific
Abstract/Summary My Island Home: A Torres Strait Memoir by John Singe. John Singe first arrived at Thursday Island in 1970. Peopled by many wild and wonderful characters, this tropical paradise proved to be no place for the faint-hearted. As a diver, John Singe survived shark attack and frequently faced the Strait's unpredictable moods when sailing the waters from Cape York to Papua New Guinea. Hunting and fishing expeditions also provided him with an unexpected education. As well as charting one man's Indiana Jones-like adventures, this entertaining book voyages across contemporary Islander cultures and lifestyles. Much more than a travel saga, My Island Home traces the rewarding journey of its author who continues to be drawn irresistibly to the gregarious people and unlimited horizons of Torres Strait. 'It is honest, courageous, subtle, a great yarn, and I highly recommend it.' - Anna Shnukal, Journal of Pacific History
Keyword Singe, John, 1950-
Torres Strait Islanders -- Biography.
Torres Strait Islands (Qld.) -- Social life and customs.
New Guinea.
Thursday Island (Qld.)
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

 
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