Butterfly Song




      Butterfly Song
This novel opens in 1992, the year of the High Court s decision on Indigenous land rights in Australia Tarena Palson has just finished her law degree at Sydney University and although she doesn t have her results yet, she s already been thrown into her first case Her family, who hail from the Torres Strait, are claiming ownership of an exquisite and valuable pearl shell, for sale as part of the deceased estate of a white doctor But Tarena isn t sure she wants to be a lawyer after all What place does a black lawyer have in a white legal system Does she really want to live in Sydney She loves the buzz of city life, but is it her Does everyone have this much trouble keeping up with life New Download Butterfly Song [ By ] Terri Janke [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – heartforum.co.uk

Terri Janke was born in Cairns in Far North Queensland and is of Wuthathi and Meriam heritage Her family moved to Canberra in 1976, and she now lives in Sydney with her husband and two kids, where she runs a successful legal practice The firm is well known for its work with Indigenous business and intellectual property She is the author of the novel Butterfly Song and has also written many articles about Indigenous cultural and intellectual property Terri believes in the power of stories to inspire, connect and heal Her proudest moment was being awarded NAIDOC Person of the Year in 2011.

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  • paperback
  • 292 pages
  • Butterfly Song
  • Terri Janke
  • English
  • 15 May 2019
  • 0143002627

10 thoughts on “ Butterfly Song

  1. Alison says:

    A gently engaging tale that skips back and forth in time and place, between Thursday Island and Cairns, the 1940s and the modern day Janke paints an evocative world with some love and care, this is at the end of the day a feelgood tale, which doesn t stint to provide a window...

  2. Catherine Maughan says:

    Butterfly Song is a beautiful book that is easy to read I kept wondering if Terri Janke was writing a biographical novel because of the similarities between herself and her character Tarena both Meriam people and both lawyers The doubts that Tarena has about herself as a lawyer are they doubts shared by Terri, a very successful lawyer Butterfly Song raises important questions about the ownership of Indigenous artifacts The story made me think about how artifacts, that are held in univers Butterfly Song is a beautiful book that is easy to read I kept wondering if Terri Janke was writing a biographical novel because of the similarities between herself and her character Tarena both Meriam people and both lawyers The doubts that Tarena has about herself as a lawyer are they doubts shared by Terri, a very successful lawyer Butterfly Song raises important question...

  3. Ben Thurley says:

    A gentle, and simply told, story of a young Torres Strait Islander woman, Tarena Shaw, about to argue her first case as a new law graduate and Torrest Strait Islander woman from Thursday Island in an overwhelmingly white legal system.Through flashbacks across three generations of her family s history and connections to islands and ocean, we discover that the case hasto do with Tarena s own personal and family history and, also, to Australia s great founding lie, Terra Nullius, the legal fi A gentle, and simply told, story of a young Torres Strait Islander woman, Tarena Shaw, about to argue her first case as a new law graduate and Torrest Strait Islander woman from Thursday Island in an overwhelmingly white legal system.Through flashbacks across three generations of her family s history and connections to islands and ocean, we discover that the case hasto do with Tarena s own personal and family history and, also, to Australia s great founding lie, ...

  4. Kylie Purdie says:

    Butterfly Song is a good exploration of ownership of artefacts If something has been in your family for a long time, is possessing it enough or is how your family came to possess that item important However for me it did fall down in what appeared to the miraculous, simplistic ending view spoiler The appearance of the long estranged relative to support the claim just in the nick of time is too contrived for me hide spoiler The real value of the book is in bringing some of the history of t Butterfly Song is a good exploration of ownership of artefacts If someth...

  5. Joanne says:

    This is a really lovely book The story is beautifully written in an almost dreamlike way, capturing the balmy, almost lazy feel of life in the tropics It provides insights into the way Australian indigenous women were treated and often still are along the back drop of life in Thursday Island and in Sydney That said, it is not the focus of the book as it follows the journey of a young lawyer to reconnect with her past I would recommend this book lying next to a beach with a cocktail in hand This is a really lovely book The story is beautifully written in an almost dreamlike way, capturing the balmy, almost lazy feel of life ...

  6. l. says:

    I d recommend this book to anyone who wants to knowabout Australian Aboriginal TSI history and rights It s a very good, very accessible book.

  7. Lisa says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here It started out well A sweet, funny naive young law student from Thursday Island called Tarena is summoned home by her mother She s not confident that she s passed her exams, and she s a shy person anyway, and she s not sure what she s going to do with her life That seems a bit odd after she s spent so much time to get a degree, but she s harassed by other black friends who think that practising white law is a cop out.The message, however, seems to be that education and writing in the syst It started out well A sweet, funny naive young law student from Thursday Island called Tarena is summoned home by her mother She s not confident that she s passed her exams, and she s a shy person anywa...

  8. Heidi says:

    Stunning The descriptive passages are deft and evocative of a part of Australia that few of us know much about The setting is provoking law school before Mabo as a post Mabo law student, I find the setting marvellous and the themes brilliant This is totally going on my 101 list, because what is in this book from the examples of how Indigenous people are treated over and over such as her experience in the court room to the pre Mabo experience, which is so very important for a post Mabo Stunning The descriptive passages are deft and evocative of a part of Australia that few of us know much about The setting is provoking law school before Mabo as a post Mabo law student, I find the setting marvellous and the themes brilliant This is totally going on my 101 list, because what is in this book from the examples of how I...

  9. Che!sea says:

    the front cover shows that this book is going to be about a butterfly and its adventure around the world.Postcards also show that there is going to be travelling in this story.The blurb explains that Tarena Shaw has just finished her Law Degree but she is not really sure that she should go on and be a lawyer after all.after reading the first page i wondered if there would be a problem during this book i started to read the second page and found out that living on an island for a long tome can l the front cover shows that this book is going to be about a butterfly and its adventure around the world.Postcards also show that there is going to be travelling in this story.The blurb explains that Tarena Shaw has just finished her Law Degree but she is not really sure that she shou...

  10. Jo says:

    I found this an interesting read, reminding me that not everyone approaches things the same way I do for example, my experience of university was very different from that of the main character The basic idea of the story is also very intriguing, and the central characters are likeable and sympat...

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