Dawn Wail for the Dead single work   poetry   "Dim light of daybreak now"
Issue Details: First known date: 1962 1962
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  • Appears in:
    y We Are Going : Poems Kath Walker , Brisbane : 1962-1964 10030765 1962 selected work poetry

    This is the first collection of poems by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (aka Kath Walker).

    Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1964
    pg. 30
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    y My People : A Kath Walker Collection Kath Walker , Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970 Z1325109 1970 selected work poetry essay

    'Oodgeroo's writing is often a provocative and passionate plea for justice. My People is a collection of poetry and prose and a reminder of Oodgeroo's contribution to indigenous culture and the journey to reconciliation.' (Source: Reading Australia website)

    Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970
    pg. 7
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    y The Collins Book of Australian Poetry Rodney Hall , Sydney : Collins , 1981 Z542215 1981 anthology poetry Sydney : Collins , 1981 pg. 208
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    y Kunapipi vol. 10 no. 1-2 Sydney : Dangaroo Press , 1988 Z284223 1988 periodical issue Aboriginal Culture Today Sydney : Dangaroo Press , 1988 pg. 33
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    y The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 106
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    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. 10
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    y The Oxford Book of Australian Women's Verse Susan Lever (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 Z566500 1995 anthology poetry biography South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 pg. 104
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    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. 57
  • Appears in:
    y My People : A Kath Walker Collection Kath Walker , Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970 Z1325109 1970 selected work poetry essay

    'Oodgeroo's writing is often a provocative and passionate plea for justice. My People is a collection of poetry and prose and a reminder of Oodgeroo's contribution to indigenous culture and the journey to reconciliation.' (Source: Reading Australia website)

    Milton : John Wiley and Sons , 2007
    pg. 7
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    y I Am Proud and Other Poems Oodgeroo Noonuccal , Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2010 Z1824441 2010 selected work poetry Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2010 pg. 16
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    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 496
Alternative title: Jutranje zalovanje za mrtvimi
First line of verse: "Motma svetloba prve zore"
Language: Slovenian
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    y Anthology of Australian Slovenes 1988 Zbornik Avstralskih Slovencev 1988 Joze Preseren (editor), Sydney : Slovenian-Australian Literary & Art Circle , 1988 Z1048614 1988 anthology poetry prose

    Poems and prose by Australian authors from Slovenian background are presented in English or Slovenian. Some works in Slovenian appear with a parallel translation into English. There are also various announcements and description of events pertaining to the cultural and intellectual life of Australian Slovenes.
    To emphasize multiculturalism and the reconciliation aspect of the bicentenial celebrations the anthology also includes the Slovenian translation of works by Australian-born poets such as Geoffrey Dutton, David Brooks and Kath Walker, and a poem by Ngitji Ngitji in the Pitjantjatjara language.

    Sydney : Slovenian-Australian Literary & Art Circle , 1988
    pg. 82
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