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Deep Time Dreaming

Uncovering Ancient Australia
Narrated by: Tom Griffiths
Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
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Soon after Billy Griffiths joins his first archaeological dig as camp manager and cook, he is hooked. Equipped with a historian’s inquiring mind, he embarks on a journey through time, seeking to understand the extraordinary deep history of the Australian continent. 

Deep Time Dreaming is the passionate product of that journey. It investigates a twin revolution: the reassertion of Aboriginal identity in the second half of the 20th century and the uncovering of the traces of ancient Australia.  

It explores what it means to live in a place of great antiquity, with its complex questions of ownership and belonging. It is about a slow shift in national consciousness: the deep time dreaming that has changed the way many of us relate to this continent and its enduring, dynamic human history.

©2018 Billy Griffiths (P)2018 Audible, Ltd

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Must become required reading

This book, along with Dark Emu by Bruce Pascoe and Australianama by Samia Khatun, should form the core of required reading of all history and Australian Studies courses. Stunning in its gentle and respectful weaving together of Aboriginal and European epistemologies. It is a model for intellectual political honesty.

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very dry. misnomer of a title

maybe I should have done more research i assumed this would be about uncovering the history of ancient australia and our first people. when in fact this is a book about the archaelogy done in australia and how our values and beliefs have changed towards aboriginal culture. i learnt almost nothing about aboriginal culture, though what i did learn was extremely interesting