The First Knowledges series offers an introduction to Indigenous knowledges in vital areas and their application to the present day and the future. Exploring practices such as architecture and design, land management, medicine, astronomy and innovation, this six-book series brings together two very different ways of understanding the natural world: one ancient, the other modern. The sixth book focuses on Law and culture.
About the series: Each book is a collaboration between Indigenous and non-Indigenous writers and editors; the series is edited by Margo Neale, senior Indigenous curator at the National Museum of Australia.
‘Our Laws are forever present and provide the pathways for all Australians to truly learn how to belong to this continent.’ – June Oscar
‘No other current work has been able to so comprehensively explain the significance of traditional law in all its manifestations.’ – Henry Reynolds
Thames & Hudson Australia
Paperback, b&w, 228 pages.
About the Authors
Marcia Langton AO, PhD is the granddaughter of a Yiman man and an anthropologist, geographer and public intellectual. In 2020, she was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work in tertiary education and Aboriginal rights. She is a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne since 2000.
Aaron Corn PhD is the Professor and Inaugural Director of the Indigenous Knowledge Institute at the University of Melbourne. He has a background in music, collections management and Indigenous knowledge and serves as Director of the National Recording Project for Indigenous Performance in Australia.