Stars of Tagai describes life among the blue-water people of the Torres Strait Islands. It explores the changing life of these sea people: their creation and re-creation of identity, and their unique sea culture, rich in meaning and custom.
Traversing the period from the mid-nineteenth century until today, Stars of Tagai is the first book to examine the social issues involved in the Mabo case, and to give a picture of life of the Meriam people of the Murray Island.
The title is drawn from the story of Tagai, which belongs to all Torres Strait Islanders.
- 240mm x 162mm x 20mm
- Released January 1993
- ISBN 9780855752385
About The Author
About The Cover
Cover based upon a watercolour by Lieutenant George Tobin; colour negative ZPXA 563f76 courtesy of Mitchell Library, State library of New South Wales, and drawings of the Tagai constellation by Gizu and Mariget of Mabuiag (Haddon 1908,4).