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Issue Details: First known date: 1981 1981
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  • Appears in:
    y Up, Not Down, Mate! : Thoughts from a Prison Cell Robert Walker , West Torrens area : Catholic Chaplaincy to Aborigines , 1981 Z1707880 1981 selected work poetry 'Robbie Walker was born in Port Augusta, a member of a family of twelve children. He is of Aboriginal descent. The family moved around a during his early years and he attended different schools. His education was disrupted by clashes with the law from his early teens, and he attained only First Year High School standard. Since then Robbie has been in and out of Boy's Homes and Gaol. Whilst in Gaol he began to write down his feelings. This booklet is a selection of those writings.' (Source: back cover) Sighted 13/07/2010. West Torrens area : Catholic Chaplaincy to Aborigines , 1981 pg. 3
  • 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. 128
  • Appears in:
    y Contemporary Australian Poetry : An Anthology John Leonard (editor), Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 Z361533 1990 anthology poetry humour war literature Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 pg. 212
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