Stars of Tagai: The Torres Strait Islanders

Stars of Tagai cover

Nonie Sharp

Jan, 1993
Pages: 
321
Category: 
Anthropology and Archaeology
History
Native Title & Land Rights
Product type: 
Book
Book format: 
Paperback
Dimensions: 
240x170mm
ISBN: 
9780855752385
Available: 
Yes
Price: 
$29.95 RRP incl. GST

Summary

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.

Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016