The Town Grew Up Dancing: The Life And Art Of Wenten Rubuntja


The Town Grew Up Dancing is Wenten Rubuntja’s story. It provides a rare view of events that shaped the life of an Arrernte man who has made a major contribution to the art and politics of his time. Wenten was a key figure in the land rights movement in Central Australia in the mid-1970s and has since played a lively and formative role as an Aboriginal statesman in his hometown of Alice Springs. He is highly respected for the depth and breadth of his traditional knowledge and for his unique skills as a negotiator. This book reveals the humour and wisdom of an Aboriginal man skilled at engaging in both the traditional and the contemporary worlds. The story is told in Wenten’s own words – in his first language, Arrernte, with accompanying translations, and in Aboriginal English. The book also includes the voices of many who have been close to Wenten, including members of his own family, and others who have worked with him over the years. Signed by the author.

Publisher: Jukurrpa Books

Date Published: 2002(1st Ed.)

Book Condition: Very good hardcover showing some shelf wear and bumps to boards, in a good dust jacket showing minor surface marks and edge wear and a small water mark to back of jacket.

ISBN: 1864650427


ISBN: 1864650427

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