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Boigu

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Boigu is a lively collection of writings from the past and present. It includes stories of brave warriors and traditional customs, of love and hope, of everyday experiences and practices, read more

Boigu is a lively collection of writings from the past and present. It includes stories of brave warriors and traditional customs, of love and hope, of everyday experiences and practices, of business enterprises and industrial disputes, and of friendships and religious influences.

Boigu's position and culture form a unique part of our history. It is part of the Torres Strait's top western islands and as the most northerly island of Australia, it is much closer to Australia's neighbours than the Australian mainland, lying just six kilometres off the Papua New Guinea coast.

The elders of this small island community have chosen to write their stories and their histories for the benefit of all Australians, many of whom know little about the Torres Strait.

Production Details
  • Paperback
  • 210mm x 175mm x 13mm
  • 169pp
  • Released January 1991
  • ISBN 9780855752293
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Front cover: Pabai Pabai doing the Lugger dance, composed by Audi Gibuma, Boigu Island, 1990. Photograph by Travis Teske.

Back cover: Top western sports day on Boigu Island,1986. Photograph by Emmanuel Angelicas, courtesy of the 200 years collection, AIATSIS Pictorial Archive


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