The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 4 single work   poetry   "Take clay and coloured ochres, and put them on!"
Is part of Goulburn Island Song Cycle Gumaitj Tribe Ronald M. Berndt (translator), 1976 sequence poetry
Issue Details: First known date: 1976 1976
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry Ronald M. Berndt , West Melbourne : Nelson , 1976 Z149097 1976 selected work poetry criticism West Melbourne : Nelson , 1976 pg. 17
  • Appears in:
    y Love Songs of Arnhem Land Ronald M. Berndt , Ronald M. Berndt (translator), Melbourne : Nelson , 1976 Z1402347 1976 anthology poetry Melbourne : Nelson , 1976 pg. 53
  • Appears in:
    y The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature Ken L. Goodwin (editor), Alan Lawson (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 Z535337 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose humour satire travel South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 pg. 81-82
  • Appears in:
    y North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 194
  • Appears in:
    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. 416
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