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Issue Details: First known date: 1986 1986
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  • Appears in:
    y National Aboriginal Day Magazine 1986 Z822425 1986 periodical issue 1986 pg. 24-25
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    y Eclipsed : Two Centuries of Australian Women's Fiction C. J. Burns (editor), Marygai McNamara (editor), Sydney : Collins , 1988 Z446860 1988 anthology short story humour satire Sydney : Collins , 1988 pg. 463-465
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    y Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings Jack Davis (editor), Stephen Muecke (editor), Mudrooroo (editor), Adam Shoemaker (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990 Z299632 1990 anthology poetry drama short story criticism prose autobiography biography (taught in 2 units)

    'This is the first collection to span the diverse range of Black Australian writings. Thirty-six Aboriginal and Islander authors have contributed, including David Unaipon, Oodgeroo Noonuccal, Gerry Bostock, Ruby Langford, Robert Bropho, Jack Davis, Hyllus Maris, William Ferguson, Sally Morgan, Mudrooroo Narogin and Archie Weller. Many more are represented through community writings such as petitions and letters.

    Collected over six years from all the states and territories of Australia, Paperbark ranges widely across time and genre from the 1840s to the present, from transcriptions of oral literature to rock opera. Prose, poetry, song, drama and polemic are accompanied by the selected artworks of Jimmy Pike, and an extensive, up-to-date bibliography.The voices of Black Australia speak with passion and power in this challenging and important anthology.' Source: Publisher's blurb.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1990
    pg. 79-81
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    y Brief Encounters : Short Stories Barbara Ker Wilson (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 Z270849 1992 selected work short story young adult St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1992 pg. 103-105
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    y Daughters of the Sun : Short Stories from Western Australia Bruce Bennett (editor), Susan Miller (editor), Nedlands : UWA Publishing , 1994 Z492457 1994 anthology short story extract humour Nedlands : UWA Publishing , 1994 pg. 206-209
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    y The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture Sylvia Kleinert (editor), Margo Neale (editor), Robyne Bancroft (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2000 Z937515 2000 reference prose criticism biography (taught in 3 units)

    A comprehensive, generously illustrated reference work on a multitude of aspects of Aboriginal history, culture and art. Although the emphasis is on visual art and artists, the many survey entries on indigenous languages, traditions, writing and performance provide a much wider context.

    The Companion is divided into two separate yet interconnected parts. Part One consist of essays by indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and experts, interspersed with textual and visual examples. Broadly chronological in structure, it contains the following sections: 'Foundations of Being' (subdivided into 'Religion', 'Ritual and Sacred Sites', 'Kinship and Gender'); 'Colonial and Post-colonial Scenes' (art and culture in different regions of Australia); 'Renegotiating Tradition' ('Urban Aboriginal Art', 'Film and Communications', 'Literature', 'Music', 'Performance', 'Fibre-work and Textiles', 'Cultural Meeting Places', buildings and architecture) ; 'The Public Face of Aboriginality' ('Aboriginalities', 'Reception and Recognition of Aboriginal Art', 'Cross-Cultural Exchange', 'The Way Ahead'). An index to Part One provides easy access to topics.

    Part Two is organised as a reference section and consists of alphabetical entries on artists, organisations, key issues and ideas.

    Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 2000
    pg. 326-327
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    y Skins : Contemporary Indigenous Writing Kateri Akiwenzie-Damm (editor), Josie Douglas (editor), Alice Springs : Jukurrpa Books , 2000 Z962796 2000 anthology short story (taught in 1 units)

    'Drawing on a wide range of Indigenous cultures and artistic traditions from Canada, the United States, Australia and Aotearoa - New Zealand, skins is an exciting new addition to Indigenous literature in print. Among celebrated names like Maria Campbell (Halfbreed), Alootook Ipellie (Arctic Dreams and Nightmares), Sally Morgan (My Place), Patricia Grace (Potiki), Sherman Alexie (Smoke Signals), Linda Hogan (Seeing through the Sun and Mean Spirit), Thomas King (Green Grass, Running Water), Louise Erdrich (Tracks) and Witi Ihimaera (Bulibasha), Skins also presents some of the brightest emerging Indigenous talent from around the world. These writers have given us classic works and daring innovation; they are marking out new trails for the writers who will follow. And, as these pages show, they are producing some of the most inspiring beautiful and provocative writing anywhere.

    Alice Springs : Jukurrpa Books , 2000
    pg. 108-110
Alternative title: Der Brief
Language: German
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