Spiritual Song of the Aborigine single work   poetry   "I am a child of the Dreamtime People"
Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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  • Appears in:
    y Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry Kevin Gilbert (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1988 Z372806 1988 anthology poetry (taught in 3 units)

    'Inside Black Australia', is the first anthology of Aboriginal poetry to be published, it contains 150 poems by more than 40 Aboriginal writers and poets.

    Ringwood : Penguin , 1988
    pg. 60
  • Appears in:
    y The Ngarrindjeri People : Aboriginal People of the River Murray, Lakes and Coorong : An Aboriginal Studies Course for Secondary Students in Years 8-10 South Australia. Education Department , Adelaide : South Australia. Education Department , 1990 7384442 1990 selected work information book children's

    'The Ngarrindjeri Peopleos am Aboriginal studies course which details the history, culture and life experiences of the Aboriginal groups who were the original inhabitants of the areas along the River Murray, Lakes and Coorong.'

    'This course is important in that Ngarrindjeri people are now a significant part of the South Australian community. Ngarrindjeri country, chiefly the River Murray and Coorong, is now used extensively for both agricultural and recreational purposes and through this course students will learn to appreciate its historical cultural significance in addition to its value as a natural resource.'

    'The Ngarrindjeri People is a part of the 8-12 Aboriginal studies program which has been developed to meet the needs of students, teachers and Aboriginal people.' (Source: page 7)

    Adelaide : South Australia. Education Department , 1990
    pg. 8
  • Appears in:
    y Spirit Song : A Collection of Aboriginal Poetry Lorraine Mafi-Williams , Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1993 Z430576 1993 anthology poetry

    'In this collection of contemporary poems for children, thirty-five Aboriginal poets write about what it means to be Aboriginal today. Many of the poems reflect the anger, despair and determination of a people dispossessed of their land and denied justice. Some poets recall the spirituality and culture of their ancestors. Still others look with hope to the future...' (Source: Back cover)

    Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1993
    pg. 2
  • Appears in:
    y Sunlines : An Anthology of Poetry to Celebrate Australia's Harmony in Diversity Anne Fairbairn (editor), Canberra : Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs , 2002 Z948024 2002 anthology poetry Canberra : Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs , 2002 pg. 91-92
  • Appears in:
    y Sense, Shape, Symbol : An Investigation of Australian Poetry Brian Keyte (editor), Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013 6310209 2013 anthology criticism poetry

    'Sense, Shape, Symbol is an investigation of Australian poetry. It explores the ways in which poets succeed, or fail, in their attempts to bring their experience to life.

    Their primary raw materials are the five senses - sight, sound, smell, taste and touch - the means by which we all experience our world.

    Poets also like to experiment with the shape of their writing, starting with the qualities of vowels and consonants, of syllables, and of rhyme, metre and rhythm.

    Working poets make particular use of the metaphor, of the connections that they suggest between normally unlike things, to express their response to their subject.

    The collection explores the work of five poets who have played an important, influential part in the development of Australian poetry: Judith Wright, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, David Malouf, Les Murray and Mark O’Connor.

    The final chapter looks at some of the common concerns that can create conflict in our lives, such as gender, race, age, and socio-economic status, and other issues that create fear and that encourage hope.

    The collection is intended to allow readers to become familiar with the techniques that poets use, and to develop their own poetic writing in an informed way.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Putney : Phoenix Education , 2013
    pg. 96
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