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The Dreaming & Other Essays

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W.E.H Stanner

William Edward Hanley Stanner was born in Sydney in 1905. Stanner helped to shape the growth of Australian anthropology, and his principal interest was the peoples of Daly River and Port Keats in the Northern Territory.

Until the end of …

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Praise for The Dreaming & Other Essays

‘Bill Stanner was a superb essayist with a wonderful turn of phrase and ever fresh prose. He always had important things to say, which have not lost their relevance. It is wonderful that they will now be available to a new and larger audience.’ —Henry Reynolds

‘The most clear-headed, compelling and sensitive portraits of indigenous Australians ever written’ —Canberra Times


‘Stanner's essays still hold their own among this country's finest writings on matters black and white.’ —Noel Pearson


‘The most literate and persuasive of all contributions to Australia’s indigenous people.’ —Marcia Langton


‘Astute, nuanced and evocative’ —Advertiser

‘A masterpiece’ —Good Reading


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