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Bush Mechanics

From Yuendumu to the world by Paul, Mandy Code: 59379 Format: Paperback / 88 pages Publication date: 28/11/2017 Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days Price: AU $29.95

Cars are a central feature of life in remote Aboriginal communities. Far from spare parts and sophisticated tools, bush mechanics keep cars running with what is available in the bush, including mulga wood, spinifex and sand. And while the increasing complexity of modern cars poses a challenge, even today the best tool available to travellers in Central Australia is the ingenuity of the bush mechanic.

Bush Mechanics first screened on the ABC in 2001, starring young Warlpiri men, rusty old cars and the Australian outback. It was a hit. Funny, ingenious and sometimes confronting, Bush Mechanics was filmed in and around Yuendumu, one of the largest Aboriginal communities in Central Australia. The stories centred around cars, but provided broader insights into contemporary Aboriginal life and culture.

This book explores the history and the continuing appeal of Bush Mechanics.

Format: Paperback
Pages: 88
Availability: Available. Usually dispatched 1-3 business days
Publisher: WAKEFIELD PRESS
Publication date: 28/11/2017
Country of publication: AUSTRALIA
Weight: 0 g
Dimensions: 265mm X 218mm
Code: 59379