Ronnie Tasmanian Songman

Helen Gee, Ronnie Summers

Musician, storyteller and craftsman, Ronnie Summers recalls the freedom of growing up on Cape Barren Island and how the island’s music shaped his life. He draws on a childhood working the muttonbird islands, a ‘kangaroo court’ prison term as a bewildered teenager, and then turning to alcohol after the death of his baby son. Born an ‘Islander’—not Aboriginal, not white—Ronnie Summers was without race. This story documents his struggle for a place in his own country and echoes that of the Tasmanian Aboriginal community. Includes a CD featuring Cape Barren Island music—a unique blend of Cajun, blues, country and folk.

  • Author: Helen Gee, Ronnie Summers
  • Illustrator: N/A
  • Published: Jan 2009
  • Size: 240 x 165 mm
  • Pages: 164
  • ISBN: 9781921248108
  • Ages: Adult
  • Format: Paperback

Ronnie Tasmanian Songman

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