Shortlist year: 
2020
Shortlist category: 
Australian history
Published by: 
University of Western Australia Publishing

About the book

'Meeting the Waylo: Aboriginal Encounters in the Archipelago' by Tiffany Shellam
Winner

'Meeting the Waylo' is a history of story-making about the experiences of Migeo, Boongaree and Bundle, three Indigenous Australians who were intermediaries on board maritime expeditions in the early nineteenth century. These Indigenous men travelled to the archipelagos of the north-west of Western Australia, where they became central figures in encounters between the crew and local Indigenous groups onshore.