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    Anthology of Australian Aboriginal Literature

    ISBN-10: 0773534598
    ISBN-13: 9780773534599
    Edition: 2008
    Description: In a political system that renders them largely voiceless, Australia's Aboriginal people have used the written word as a powerful tool for over two hundred years.Anthology of Australian Aboriginal Literaturepresents a rich panorama of Aboriginal  More...
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    Copyright Year: 2008
    Publisher: McGill-Queen's University Press
    Publication Date: 7/1/2008
    Binding: Paperback
    Pages: 288
    Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
    Weight: 1.254
    Language: English

    In a political system that renders them largely voiceless, Australia's Aboriginal people have used the written word as a powerful tool for over two hundred years.Anthology of Australian Aboriginal Literaturepresents a rich panorama of Aboriginal culture, history, and life through the writings of some of the great Australian Aboriginal authors.From Bennelong's 1796 letter to contemporary writing, Anita Heiss and Peter Minter have selected works that represent the range and depth of Aboriginal writing in English. Journalism, petitions, and political letters from both the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are brought together with major works of poetry, prose, and drama from the mid-twentieth century onward. These works voice not only the ongoing suffering of dispossession but the resilience of Australia's Aboriginal people, their hope and joy.Presenting some of the best, most distinctive writing produced in Australia, this groundbreaking anthology will captivate anyone interested in Aboriginal writing and culture.

    Peter Minter is a poet, editor and writer living in Sydney, Australia, where he teaches Indigenous Studies at the Koori Centre, University of Sydney. His first book Rhythm in a Dorsal Fin was shortlisted for the 1996 New South Wales Kenneth Slessor Poetry Prize, he received the Marten Bequest Travelling Scholarship for Poetry in 1999, and in 2000 he was awarded The Age Poetry Book of the Year for Empty Texas. He was founding editor of the Varuna New Poetry broadsheet, a founding editor of Cordite Poetry and Poetics Review, co-editor of Calyx: 30 Contemporary Australian Poets, and poetry editor of Meanjin from 2000 to 2005. His work appears in The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry and a wide range of other Australian and international electronic and print publications.

    List of Abbreviations
    Aboriginal Literature
    Bennelog (c. 1764-1813)
    Letter to Mr Philips, Lord Sydney's Steward
    Thomas Brune (c. 1829-1841)
    The Aboriginal or Flinders Island Chronicle
    The Flinders Island Weekly Chronicle
    Weekly Chronicle
    Mary Ann Arthur (c. 1819-1871)
    Letter to Colonial Secretary, Van Diemen's Land
    Walter George Arthur (c. 1820-1861)
    Letter to Colonial Secretary, Van Dieman's Land
    Kitty Brangy (c. 1859-1918)
    Letter to Edith Brangy
    William Barak (c. 1824-1903)
    Letter to the Editor by the Coranderrk Aborigines
    Annie Rich (c. 1859-1937)
    Letter to Solicitor, for Captain Page, Secretary of the Victorian for the Protection of Aborigines
    Bessie Cameron (c. 1851-1895)
    Letter to the Editor
    Maggie Mobourne (c. 1872-1917)
    Petition to D.N. McLeod, Vice-Chairman of the Victorian Board for the Protection of Aborigines
    David Unaipon (1872-1967)
    Aborigines, Their Traditions and Customs: Where Did They Come From?
    Narrinyeri Saying
    The Voice of the Great Spirit
    Norman Harris (c. 1898-1968)
    Letter to Jim Bassett
    William Cooper (c. 1861-1941)
    Petition to the King
    Anna Morgan (1874-1935)
    Under the Black Flag
    William Ferguson (1882-1950) and John Patten (1905-1957)
    Aborigines Claim Citizen Rights!
    Pearl Gibbs (1901-1983)
    Radio Broadcast
    Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920-1993)
    Speech Launching the Petition of the Federal Council for Aboriginal Advancement
    Aboriginal Charter of Rights
    The Dispossessed
    We Are Going
    The Dawn is at Hand
    No More Boomerang
    Ballad of the Totems
    Doug Nicholls (1906-1988)
    Letter to the Editor
    Yirrkala People
    Yirrkala Bark Petition
    Narritjin Maymuru (c. 1916-1981)
    Letter to Mr H.E. Giese, Director of Aboriginal Welfare, NT
    Vincent Lingiari (1919-1988)
    Gurindji Petition to Lord Casey, Governor General
    Joe Timbery (1912-1978)
    The Boomerang Racket
    Charles Perkins (1936-2000)
    Letter to the Editor
    Jack Davis (1917-2000)
    The First-born
    The Black Tracker
    From No Sugar
    John A. Newfong (1943-1999)
    To Number One Fella Big White Boss
    Gerry Bostock (b. 1942)
    From Here Comes the Nigger
    Monica Clare (1924-1973)
    From Karobran
    Kevin Gilbert (1933-1993)
    People Are Legends
    From The Cherry Pickers
    Me and Jackomari Talkin' About Land Rights
    Speech at the Aboriginal Tent Embassy, Canberra
    Song of Dreamtime
    Lionel Fogarty (b. 1958)
    Shields Strong, Nulla Nullas Alive
    Decorative Rasp, Weaved Roots
    For I Come-Death in Custody
    Kath Walker
    Dulpai-Ila Ngari Kim Mo-Man
    Bruce Pascoe (b. 1947)
    The Slaughters of the Bulumwaal Butcher
    Ida West (1919-2003)
    From Pride Against Prejudice
    Eric Willmot (b. 1936)
    From Pemulwuy
    Glenyse Ward (b. 1949)
    From Wandering Girl
    Sally Morgan (b. 1951)
    From My Place
    Pat Torres (b. 1956)
    Gurrwayi Gurrwayi,The Rain Bird
    Wangkaja, The Mangrove Crab
    Ruby Langford Ginibi (b. 1934)
    From Don't Take Your Love to Town
    Burnum Burnum (1936-1997)
    The Burnum Burnum Declaration
    Errol West (1947-2001)
    'Sitting, wondering, do I have a place here?'
    Galarrwuy Yunupingu (b. 1948)
    Barunga Statement
    Bill Neidjie (c. 1913-2002)
    Ann ... Bush-Honey There!
    Bob Randall (b. 1934)
    Brown Skin Baby
    Sam Watson (b. 1952)
    From The Kadaitcha Sung
    Graeme Dixon (b. 1955)
    Six Feet of Land Rights
    Holocaust Island
    Archie Roach (b. 1955)
    Took the Children Away
    Jimmy CHI (b. 1948)
    From Bran Nue Dae
    Mandawuy Yunupingu (b. 1956)
    Jimmy Pike (c. 1940-2002)
    From Yinti
    Philip Mclaren (b. 1943)
    From Sweet Water ... Stolen Land
    Kev Carmody (b. 1946)
    From Little Things Big Things Grow
    Patrick Dodson (b. 1948)
    Welcome Speech to Conference on the Position of Indigenous People in National Constitutions
    Marcia Langton (b. 1951)
    From 'Well, I Heard It on the Radio and I Saw It on the Television ...
    Rita Huggins (1921-1996) and Jackie Huggins (b. 1956)
    From Auntie Rita
    Jessie Lennon (c. 1925-2000)
    From And I Always Been Moving!
    Romaine Moreton (b. 1969)
    Genocide is Never Justified
    Don't Let It Make You Over
    I Shall Surprise You By My Will
    Herb Wharton (b. 1936)
    Boat People-Big Trial
    Doris Pilkington (b. 1937)
    From Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence
    Alf Taylor (b. 1947)
    The Wool Pickers
    Lisa Bellear (1961-2006)
    Women's Liberation
    Woman of the Dreaming
    Urbanised Reebocks
    Mick Dodson (b. 1950)
    We All Bear the Cost if Apology is Not Paid
    Alexis Wright (b. 1950)
    From Plains of Promise
    From Carpentaria
    Melissa Lucashenko (b. 1967)
    From Steam Pigs
    John Muk Muk Burke (b. 1946)
    A Poem for Gran
    Jennifer Martiniello (b. 1949)
    Uluru by Champagne
    Emily Kngwarreye
    Kenny Laughton (b. 1950)
    The Tunnel Rats of Phuoc Tuy
    Kim Scott (b. 1957)
    From Benang
    Barbara Nicholson (b. 1935)
    The Bastards
    Richard Frankland (b. 1963)
    Two World One
    Kerry Reed-Gilbert (b. 1956)
    Let's Get Physical
    Vivienne Cleven (B. 1968)
    From Bitin' Back
    Noel Pearson (b. 1965)
    The Need for Intolerance
    Wesley Enoch (b. 1969)
    From Black Medea
    Samuel Wagan Watson (b. 1972)
    Recipe for Metropolis Brisbane
    For the Wake and Skeleton Dance
    White Stucco Dreaming
    Cheap White-goods at the Dreamtime Sale
    Dennis Mcdermott (b. 1946)
    Dorothy's Skin
    Larissa Behrendt (b. 1969)
    From Home
    Stephen Hagan (b. 1959)
    From the N Word
    Jim Everett (B. 1942)
    Tony Birch (b. 1957)
    The True History of Beruk
    Terrijanke (b. 1966)
    Jared Thomas (b. 1976)
    The Healing Tree
    Tara June Winch (b. 1983)
    From Swallow the Air
    Selected Reading
    Sources and Permissions

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