Steady, Steady: The life and music of Seaman Dan is replete with Uncle Seaman's stories of his active and sometimes dangerous life in the islands in the heyday of pearl diving and other jobs, and his later development as a professional singer/musician.
- 230mm x 188mm x 12mm
- Released May 2013
- ISBN 9781922059208
About The Author
Henry ‘Seaman’ Dan is not only one of Australia’s oldest active recording artists and performers, he is also one of its best-loved and well-regarded.
Karl Neuenfeldt is a music producer, researcher and performer. He has worked with Henry Seaman Dan for over a decade as co-producer and songwriter. He has co-produced more than thirty CDs of Australian Indigenous music in collaboration with northern Queensland Indigenous communities and artists. Trained academically in Cultural Studies (PhD) and Anthropology (MA), he has written extensively on music-based topics including the didjeridu and Torres Strait Islander and Aboriginal music.
About The Cover
Cover (front): main photo by Karl Neuenfeldt; lower panel (left) The Pearl Fleet (at Thursday Island) c. late 19th century, Julian Rossi Ashton; (middle) courtesy Time Peek.
Cover (back): (left) courtesy Oliver Strewe; (middle) aerial view of Thursday Island, courtesy Kim Wirth; (right) courtesy Kerry Trapnell.
Such an amazing book recounting yarns from the late Uncle Seaman. Such a significant, inspirational and well-respected Zenadth Kes elder. Plenty of stories and images of family from the Torres Strait which I haven't seen before, very grateful to have these documented so beautifully.