Book Review: Waddi Boyoi and Johnny Walker reminiscences of eighty years. As told to Bruce Shaw. Bush Time Station Time. Aboriginal Studies and Teacher Education Centre, University of South Australia, 1991. Pp.222.
Bruce Shaw must be one of Australia's most prodigious collectors of Aboriginal oral history. He has published two major life stories of Aboriginal men of the Kimberleys, a collection and now the reminiscences of Waddi Boyoi and Johnny Walker. Most of Shaw's informants have died since be interviewed them in the 1970s, so we are privileged to read their narratives. And Shaw's painstaking transcription and careful checking and proofing sessions must be admired. This book provides further...[Show more]
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