Winner of the 2010 David Unaipon Award for Indigenous Writing, Purple Threads is a humorous collection of rural yarns by a gifted storyteller. Jeanine Leane grew up on a sheep farm near Gundagai, and the stories are based on her childhood experiences in a house full of fiercely independent women. In between Aunty Boo's surveillance of the local farmers' sheep dip alliance and Aunty Bubby's fireside tales of the Punic Wars, the women offer sage advice to their nieces on growing up as Indigenous girls in a white country town. The cast of strong Aboriginal women in a rural setting gives a fascinating insight into both Aboriginal and rural life. Farming is not an easy pursuit for anyone, but the Aunties take all the challenges in their stride, facing torrential rain, violent neighbours and injured dogs with an equal mix of humour and courage.
- Electronic book text | 156 pages
- 127 x 203mm
- 01 Sep 2011
- University of Queensland Press
Table of contents
The Issue of Empowerment of the Teacher as Curriculum Agent: Some Perspectives; Curriculum Studies as a Field of Study; The Process of Curriculum Development; Effective Curriculum Design for Dynamic Curriculum Development; Curriculum Dissemination as a Critical Phase within Dynamic Curriculum Development; Successful Curriculum Implementation; Comprehensive Curriculum Evaluation within Dynamic Curriculum Development; The Operationalisation of the Curriculum; The Responsibility of the Empowered Teacher in regard to Curriculum Development; Bibliography; Index.