Social life and spiritual beliefs of the Simpson Desert peoples

Deborah Rose

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The Simpson Desert is the homeland of many Aboriginal Peoples and, despite varying degrees of displacement following European settlement, many of these people today maintain the rights and duties that constitute Traditional Ownership of their homelands. The Simpson Desert was known and navigated to an extent that early European settlers found difficult to comprehend. Trade routes connected the desert with its surrounding regions and a network of soaks, rockholes and wells enabled people to live there.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMaking connections
Subtitle of host publicationa journey along Central Australian Aboriginal trading routes
EditorsVal Donovan, Colleen Wall
Place of PublicationBrisbane
PublisherArts Queensland
ISBN (Print)0958182329
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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