The Songlines Characters

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Bruce Chatwin

The author of the book and explorer of the world, Bruce spent time before his Australian exploration with the Bedouins in Africa and the Middle East, then follows a childhood fascination with the Aboriginals to Australia to learn about their history, lifestyles and mythologies. He has come to Australia to learn about the Songlines, a curiosity born in him when he was a little boy, and in which he sees similarities with other nomadic cultures' mythologies. He is a well-read and willing student and uses his background to ask questions of his would-be-teachers in ways that earn their trust and keep him on the side of those whose wish is to preserve and protect the integrity and tradition of the Aboriginals. He strives to apply the lessons he learns about Aboriginal culture to some fundamental questions about humanity as a whole, like whether Pascal is right in...

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