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Alternative title: JEASA
Issue Details: First known date: 2013 vol. 4 no. 1 2013 of Journal of the European Association for Studies on Australia est. 2009
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Introduction. We Are Survivors: The Persistence of Life and Hope in Aboriginal Marriage, Family and Kinship Practices, Victoria Grieves , 2013 single work essay
'This selection of writing about the Aboriginal family opens with We Are Survivors, the play by Tasmanian Aboriginal poet and playwriting Puralia Jim Everett... It is a charming and illuminating vignette of Tasmanian Aboriginal family dynamics that are modern as well as being inextricably a part of cultural continuity.' (Source: Introduction)
(p. 1-5)
We Are Survivors, Jim Everett , 1984 single work drama Indigenous story

We are Survivors'is a raw and clear-eyed portrayal of the circumstances facing Tasmanian Aborigines in the post World War II years and the forces which shaped their emerging political activism.' (Source: Australianplays.org)

(p. 9-34)
Into the Photo Box : An Alternative Way of Approaching the Aboriginal Family, Kathleen Butler-Mcllwraith , 2013 single work criticism

'This paper suggests that the current depictions of Aboriginal families must be contextualised within an understanding of the complex historical relationships that continue to be marked by both a culture of fear and also a failure to appreciate the alternative narratives on Aboriginal families that are extant with Aboriginal communities themselves.' (Source: Abstract)

(p. 35-47)
Reading Coolibah's Story: As Told by Coolibah to John Bolton, John Boulton , 2013 single work criticism

'This paper describes selected key events in the life of Coolibah, a retired Gurindji stockman, through his non-Aboriginal friend John Boulton.' (Source: abstract)

(p. 48-64)
The Persistence of Aboriginal Kinship and Marriage Rules in Australia : Adapting Traditional Ways into Modern Practices, Jeanie Bell , 2013 single work criticism
'Aboriginal marriage practices in southeast Queensland have been altered over the past 100 years with the impact of colonisation and subsequent historical events... This paper discusses some aspects of the traditional marriage rules and kinship structure from this region that covers a large area from Brisbane north to Hervey Bay and inland to the Aboriginal community of Cherbourg, which was established as a reserve by the Queensland government in 1905.' (Source: abstract)
(p. 65-75)
Becoming Rosalind’s Daughter : Reflections on Intercultural Kinship and Embodied Histories, Karen Hughes , 2013 single work criticism essay

'Taking a reflexive and auto-ethnographic approach, this article explores the unique process of transcultural adoption by which Aboriginal people have selectively extended their family formations to include as well as "manage" outsiders.' (Source: abstract)

(p. 76-91)
My Grandfather’s Family Secrets : Unravelling Layers of Race and Belonging in an Australian Mixed-race Family, Kim Burke , Victoria Grieves , 2013 single work essay biography
By tracing aspects of the life story of Kim Burke's grandfather Alexander Nickel Lewis and his father Matthew Lewis, this article aims to unravel the secrets kept in order to blur any reference to the true racial identity of family members.' (Source: abstract)
(p. 92-102)
Family Tremors: Margot Nash’s 'Call Me Mum', Pauline Marsh , 2013 single work criticism essay
'Call Me Mum adds to a growing collective of films that depict indigenous women, cross-cultural relations and family dynamics in interesting and complex ways. This article uses the idea of a “genderslide” (a misquotation of genocide by one of the main characters) to explain the influence that the three strong but deeply flawed lead female characters in this film have on their son/grandson, as well as the impact of Call Me Mumon viewers. It is the conceptual spaces that constitute the idea of family that I argue are re-shaped by this conflicted depiction of intimate black/white, mother/child relations in Australia.' (Source: abstract)
(p. 103-116)
“All My Relos”: Aunty June Barker Speaks of her Family History, Victoria Grieves , Paulette Whitton , 2013 single work essay criticism

'The interviewing of Aboriginal people about their family history, that is, about

their relatives, on radio proved to be an innovation that provides

a “snapshot” of a person’s history and identity. Interviews such as these can become more precious over time. This is the case with Aunty June Barker’s interview on BlakChat a program on Koori Radio and the Gadigal Information Service in Sydney, that is reproduced below. The exact reproduction of

this interview in text provides an opportunity to explore Aboriginal English expression and sentiment, proof of cultural continuity amongst the Aboriginal people of southeast Australia,as well as hearing a unique and important story of one family’s history.' (Source: abstract)

(p. 117-129)
Tracking Precarious Lives in Stephen Kinnane’s Shadow Lines, Martina Horakova , 2013 single work criticism essay

'Stephen Kinnane’s Shadow Lines (2003) pertains to the genre of Indigenous

inter-generational life writing in which the younger generation of Indigenous writers substitutes white editors in recording the lives and memories of their own families and community elders, thus seizing a greater amount of control over the representations of Australian Indigenetiy. Kinnane extends the genre by appropriating the tools of colonial domination, most notably the archive, and by inscribing, in a self-reflective way, his own subjectivity in the text. As a result,Shadow Lines is a multilayered narrative that presents a functional and ontented interracial marriage and family life of Kinnane’s grandparents, as a wayof counteracting the close regulation and policing of Aboriginality in the early twentieth-century Western Australia. In addition,Kinnane juxtaposes the archival materials to other sources of information, mostly the orally transmitted memories of relatives and friends, thus reclaiming the agency of his ancestors and providing a truthful representation of their lives and the lives of the local Indigenous community.' (Source: abstract)

(p. 130-142)
Posts in a Paddock : Revisiting the Jimmy Governor Tragedy, Approaching Reconciliation and Connecting Families Through the Medium of Theatre, Clare Britton , 2013 single work essay criticism

'A descendent of the O’Brien family, closely related to those who suffered tragic

irretrievable loss at the hands of Jimmy Governor when he murdered a pregnant women and her toddler child in 1900, recounts her family’s journey of reconciliation. The sight of the “posts in a paddock”, the remains of the original homestead in which the deaths occurred and the only disappearing reminder of this tragedy on what is still the family farm near Wollar, north-east of Mudgee NSW, moved the author to explore the stories from her family and also from the Governor family. This realization took her on a journey to gather up, and introduce to each other, members of both families and to workshop their stories as a means of seeking a resolution to the tragedy. This journey eventually came to include descendants of Jimmy and Ethel Governor and led to reconciliation through participation in the development and performance of a play. The final outcome is a theatre piece marked by interracial collaboration and establishing common ground through intercultural dialogue,understanding and an overriding shared wish for reconciliation.' (Source: abstract)

(p. 143-157)
“ Behind Every Suffering, There is a Human Life Worth Loving” : Receptions and Perceptions of Uniqueness, Universality and Hope in Warwick Thornton’s Samson and Delilah, Estelle Castro , 2013 single work essay criticism
This essay demonstrates that the film Samson and Delilah 'phenomenal success on its home soil and abroad stems both from its specific emphasis on Aboriginal characters and lives and from its universality, and...from its poignant portrayal of unconditional love between the main characters.' (Source: Abstract)
(p. 158-176)
Book Review, Victoria Grieves , 2013 single work review
— Review of One Life, Two Stories: Nancy de Vries' Journey Home Nancy De Vries 2012 single work autobiography ;
Grieves 'recommends this book as an important development to the ways in which stories of the Stolen Generations continue to contribute to ongoing ideas of the importance of particular freedom for all people.'
(p. 197-200)
Book Review, matt poll , 2013 single work review
— Review of The Mind of a Thief Patti Miller 2012 single work autobiography ;
The Mind of a Thief is an excellent starting point for anyone who has begun the journey of researching family history... and for those with an interest in the politics of governance in relation to Local Aboriginal Land Councils...
(p. 201-204)

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Note: Special Issue : Indigenous Marriage, Family and Kinship in Australia: The Persistence of Life and Hope in Colonial and Neo-colonial Contexts.
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