[COMPLETE]Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland - annise

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Post by kathrinee » July 14th, 2020, 4:27 pm

Kathrine

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Post by barbara2 » July 14th, 2020, 4:59 pm

kathrinee wrote:
July 14th, 2020, 4:27 pm
And section 22 (20:55) https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/reminiscences_22_petrie_128kb.mp3 Thank you! :thumbs:
Thanks, Kathrine.

No reply from Josh and he doesn't seem to have posted this year so I'm taking the last Section, 28, myself.

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Barbara

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Post by cherylstewart » July 15th, 2020, 9:33 am

Section 22 PL OK
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Post by cherylstewart » July 15th, 2020, 9:35 am

Its up to you now, Barbara! :clap:

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Post by barbara2 » July 18th, 2020, 4:31 am

And here it is, Cheryl!

Section 28
https://librivox.org/uploads/annise/reminisences_28_petrie_128kb.mp3
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17:8

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Post by cherylstewart » July 18th, 2020, 10:33 am

Section 28 PL OK
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: pages and pages of standing ovations!
Congratulations to all of us.
This is a wonderful book.
It certainly changed my understanding of how aboriginal Australians lived.
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Post by barbara2 » July 18th, 2020, 2:36 pm

cherylstewart wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 10:33 am
Section 28 PL OK
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: pages and pages of standing ovations!
Congratulations to all of us.
This is a wonderful book.
It certainly changed my understanding of how aboriginal Australians lived.
Cheryl
Hasn't it been good! My hope has been that somebody of aboriginal descent might come across it and enjoy it as much as we have.

And thank you, Cheryl, for your great PLs and encouragement. Also, ahem, for gently prodding me to update the MW. And warm thanks to the other readers.

I guess annise will know that the project is finished without being told?

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Barbara

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Post by annise » July 18th, 2020, 4:27 pm

Yep - I've been watching. Do you want any changes to the summary ?

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Post by barbara2 » July 18th, 2020, 4:39 pm

annise wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 4:27 pm
Yep - I've been watching. Do you want any changes to the summary ?

Anne

Hi annise! I think the summary is OK.

Thank you!

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Post by cherylstewart » July 18th, 2020, 6:54 pm

I always look under "travel and geography" for this type of book. (It isn't travel to you, but you will find similar books about other places there.) :wink:
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Post by barbara2 » July 18th, 2020, 7:07 pm

cherylstewart wrote:
July 18th, 2020, 6:54 pm
I always look under "travel and geography" for this type of book. (It isn't travel to you, but you will find similar books about other places there.) :wink:
Cheryl
OK. For all you aliens, I've added Travel & Geography. I think I edited the MW correctly. I put my trust in annise's eagle eye.

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Barbara

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Post by annise » July 19th, 2020, 6:30 am

It has taken some time partly because there were some creative spelling of file names (note to self - never use reminiscences as a file name :D :D ) and because Archive was very busy and everything took longer.
What would you feel about adding comment to the summary about the content - the later parts have views which would be considered inappropriate if written today
I know I received complaints about the book of Aboriginal tales I BCed.

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Post by barbara2 » July 19th, 2020, 3:57 pm

annise wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 6:30 am
It has taken some time partly because there were some creative spelling of file names (note to self - never use reminiscences as a file name :D :D ) and because Archive was very busy and everything took longer.
What would you feel about adding comment to the summary about the content - the later parts have views which would be considered inappropriate if written today
I know I received complaints about the book of Aboriginal tales I BCed.
Thanks annise.

Yes, I think there might be complaints because the Wikipedia entry for Tom Petrie seems to me to misrepresent or misinterpret some of his ideas and behaviour as recorded in this book. The hurt is deep.

I've lived with Tom Petrie now for 2 years and I was aware only of a feeling of fellowship with the aboriginal population in the sections that I read. I would also like the man's character to be revealed as it was and in the context of his time - namely, admirable.

I haven't yet listened to all of the sections I didn't personally record. What if I added the word "perceptions" - "The book includes a fascinating record of his perceptions of the life and customs of the aboriginal population, whose dialect he spoke and in whose activities he was invited to participate."

Or is there a more serious issue with some of the later sections?

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Barbara

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Post by annise » July 19th, 2020, 5:36 pm

https://librivox.org/the-stone-axe-of-burkamukk-by-mary-grant-bruce/ was the one I was criticised over my summary. I didn't change it.
Let's just leave this as is - I was just a little shocked about one of the later chapters that I glanced at after I was hunting for images for the cover.

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Post by barbara2 » July 19th, 2020, 6:21 pm

annise wrote:
July 19th, 2020, 5:36 pm
https://librivox.org/the-stone-axe-of-burkamukk-by-mary-grant-bruce/ was the one I was criticised over my summary. I didn't change it.
Let's just leave this as is - I was just a little shocked about one of the later chapters that I glanced at after I was hunting for images for the cover.

Anne
OK. Your summary seemed fine to me but to people who still identified themselves with their tribal ancestors ....

I had a quick look and saw that Constance Petrie had included a long extract from her grandfather, Andrew Petrie's, diary that had a different, unpleasant, way of speaking of aborigines. Perhaps she included other such extracts? I will edit the description later today when I've had a chance to look more thoroughly.

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Barbara

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