Shortlist year: 
2019
Shortlist category: 
Australian history
Published by: 
Black Inc.

About the book

Deep time dreaming—uncovering ancient Australia by Billy Griffiths

Soon after Billy Griffiths joins his first archaeological dig as camp manager and cook, he is hooked. Equipped with a historian's inquiring mind, he embarks on a journey through time, seeking to understand the extraordinary deep history of the Australian continent. Deep Time Dreaming is the passionate product of that journey. It investigates a twin revolution: the reassertion of Aboriginal identity in the second half of the twentieth century, and the uncovering of the traces of ancient Australia.