The Songlines Setting & Symbolism

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Alice Springs

A city in Australia where Bruce meets Arkady which becomes the home-base for Bruce's time in Australia.

Songlines

The paths the Aboriginal tribes believe their Ancestors walked as they sang the world into creation, moving from one geographic feature or group of people to the next.

Tjuringas

The carved oval pieces that contain the songs of an Aboriginal's totem and becomes synonymous to their soul.

Sudan

The desert in Africa where Chatwin first lived with and watched the lives of the Bedouin nomads.

Desert Bookstore

Mrs. Enid Lacey's shop, from which she sold the Pintupi paintings.

Books by Ted Strehlow

Books by Ted Strehlow helped form Chatwin's ideas about Aboriginal culture.

H-Bomb

England tested a hydrogen bomb in Queensland, but misjudged the direction of the wind, and instead of blowing out to sea, the fallout fell into the Outback.

Toyota Land Cruisers

The vehicles that take...

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