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Talking Sideways: Stories and Conversations from Finniss Springs
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Talking Sideways: Stories and Conversations from Finniss Springs

Author: Malcolm McKinnon   Reg Dodd  



‘That’s theway it is with us mob. We were brought up to talk kind of sideways. That’s therespectful, true Aboriginal way.’

 

Reg Dodd grew up at Finniss Springs, on striking desert countrybordering South Australia’s Lake Eyre. For the Arabunna and for many otherAboriginal people, Finniss Springs has been a homeland and a refuge. It hasalso been a cattle station, an Aboriginal mission, a battlefield, a place oflearning and a living museum.

 

With his long-time friend and filmmaker Malcolm McKinnon, Doddreflects on his upbringing in a cross-cultural environment that defied socialconventions of the time. They also write candidly about the tensionssurrounding power, authority and Indigenous knowledge that have defined therecent decades of this resource-rich area.

 

TalkingSideways is part history, part memoir and part cultural road-map.Together, Dodd and McKinnon reveal the unique history of this extraordinaryplace and share their concerns and their hopes for its future.



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