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Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990
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'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.

Notes

  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: University of Queensland Press , 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Note, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1990 single work autobiography (p. vii-ix)
Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings : Introduction, 1990 single work criticism biography (p. 1-6)
The Legend of Jimmy's Axei"Here is the legend of Jimmy's axe", Archie Weller , 1990 single work poetry (p. 9)
Manteenai"And from Manteena's dreams he came", Archie Weller , 1990 single work poetry (p. 11)
For Kath Walkeri"My words are like the banksia.", Archie Weller , 1990 single work poetry (p. 12)
Ngungalarii"I go. I go. I go.", Archie Weller , 1983 single work poetry (p. 13)
The Hunteri"I sing a song to the kangaroo", Archie Weller , 1990 single work poetry (p. 14)
The Huntersi"Outside the weather-boarded hall she stands", Archie Weller , 1990 single work poetry (p. 15)
Noonkenbahi"My mother's breast", Archie Weller , 1990 single work poetry (p. 16)
The Last Songmani"Alone I sit.", Archie Weller , 1990 single work poetry (p. 17)
Untitledi"Our songman is a flashing silver king", Archie Weller , 1990 single work poetry (p. 18)
Narroondarie's Wives, David Unaipon , 1924 single work short story

'Narroondarie is the name of one of the many good men that were sent among the various tribes of the Australian Aborigines...' (David Unaipon, 1924-25)

(p. 19-32)
Wondangar, Goon na Ghun (Whale and Star Fish), David Unaipon , 1924 single work short story

A story about the arrival of the strange beings, Wondangar (the Whales) and the Goon Na Ghun (the Star Fishes) to Shoal Haven. (David Unaipon, 1924-25)

(p. 33-52)
Testimony to Gawleri"us the chest beats at his absence", 1990 single work poetry Testimony to Gawler (p. 53-54)
I Went to Perth Once Tooi"I went to Perth once too (rasping) -", Paddy Roe , 1990 single work poetry (p. 61-63)
"Cuppa Tea" Songi"Woman "Porkupine" tea made", Kunmanara Tur , 1990 single work poetry (p. 64)
The Possum Woman, Kunmanara Tur , 1981 single work short story (p. 65-66)
Goanna Hibernatingi"in the winter Dead-ant Goanna", Robert Churnside , 1990 single work poetry Goanna Hibernating (p. 67-78)
A Story of Wongawol Station, Snowy Hill , 1990 single work short story (p. 69-75)
The Letter, Sally Morgan , 1986 single work short story (p. 79-81)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Study of Contemporary Australian Aboriginal Literature in China Ying Qiong , 2015 single work
— Appears in: Oceanic Literary Studies , no. 2 2015; (p. 236-247)
'Australian Aboriginal literature, a unique genre in Australian Literature, has greatly contributed to its diversity and colorfulness. Its status has improved because of the awaking of Aboriginal people and constant emerging of Aboriginal writers. This paper emphatically probes into three stages, reviews the Australian Aboriginal literature studies in China and discusses some of the major characteristics. Remarkable achievements have been made in the past thirty years, but there still exist some problems, including inadequate sense of Aboriginality, lack of diachronic and holistic study of a writer's thoughts, inadequate research on the works of Aboriginal writers born after the 1960s.' (236-237)
BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collecively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

The Uniqueness of the BlackWords Resource : Memoir of an Indexer Irene Howe , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;

'Since its launch in 2007 BlackWords has enjoyed strong Indigenous leadership and a dedicated Indigenous team, allowing Indigenous storytellers, academics and researchers to determine its look, content, and scope. The BlackWords team of researchers and indexers is a community consisting of individuals from across institutions such as the University of Queensland, the University of Western Australia, Flinders University, the University of Sydney, the University of Wollongong and AIATSIS, each of whom has brought their own expertise and specialist interest to the database (BlackWords; Holt; Kilner 62). ' (Author's introduction)

Black and White : In Search of an ‘Apt’ Response to Indigenous Writing Robin Freeman , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 14 no. 2 2010;
'The good editor,' suggests Thomas McCormack in his Fiction Editor, the Novel and the Novelist, 'reads, and ... responds aptly' to the writer's work, 'where "aptly" means "as the ideal appropriate reader would".' McCormack develops an argument that encompasses the dual ideas of sensibility and craft as essential characteristics of the fiction editor. But at an historical juncture that has seen increasing interest in the publication of Indigenous writing, and when Indigenous writers themselves may envisage a multiplicity of readers (writing, for instance, for family and community, and to educate a wider white audience), who is the 'ideal appropriate reader' for the literary works of the current generation of Australian Indigenous writers? And what should the work of this 'good editor' be when engaging with the text of an Indigenous writer? This paper examines such questions using the work of Margaret McDonell and Jennifer Jones, among others, to explore ways in which non-Indigenous editors may apply aspects of McCormack's 'apt response' to the editing of Indigenous texts.' (Author's abstract)
Literature as Reconciliation of Confusing Identities Anne Holden Ronning , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bernard Hickey, a Roving Cultural Ambassador : Essays in His Memory. 2009; (p. 149-159)
Sheltering Behind Images of Love and Life Reba Gostand , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , October vol. 9 no. 3 1990; (p. 66-67)

— Review of A Body of Water : A Year's Notebook Beverley Farmer 1990 selected work autobiography short story poetry diary ; The Honey-Ant Men's Love Song and Other Aboriginal Song Poems 1990 anthology poetry criticism biography ; Taking Shelter Jessica Anderson 1989 single work novel ; Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings 1990 anthology poetry drama short story criticism prose autobiography biography
Aboriginal Encounters Janette Turner Hospital , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 20 August no. 4716 1993; (p. 4-5)

— Review of The Kadaitcha Sung Sam Watson 1990 single work novel ; The Kwinkan Mudrooroo 1993 single work novel ; Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings 1990 anthology poetry drama short story criticism prose autobiography biography ; Writing from the Fringe : A Study of Modern Aboriginal Literature Mudrooroo 1990 single work criticism
A Hectic, Bountiful Decade for Aboriginal Literature David Headon , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 6 October 1990; (p. B8)

— Review of Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings 1990 anthology poetry drama short story criticism prose autobiography biography ; Holocaust Island Graeme Dixon 1990 selected work poetry
Australian Literature, Black and White 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Bookseller & Publisher , May vol. 69 no. 1004 1990; (p. 28)

— Review of Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings 1990 anthology poetry drama short story criticism prose autobiography biography
Rare Gems Fill a Paperbark Treasure-Trove Roberta Sykes , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 May 1990; (p. 8)

— Review of Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings 1990 anthology poetry drama short story criticism prose autobiography biography
Literature as Reconciliation of Confusing Identities Anne Holden Ronning , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Bernard Hickey, a Roving Cultural Ambassador : Essays in His Memory. 2009; (p. 149-159)
Black and White : In Search of an ‘Apt’ Response to Indigenous Writing Robin Freeman , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 14 no. 2 2010;
'The good editor,' suggests Thomas McCormack in his Fiction Editor, the Novel and the Novelist, 'reads, and ... responds aptly' to the writer's work, 'where "aptly" means "as the ideal appropriate reader would".' McCormack develops an argument that encompasses the dual ideas of sensibility and craft as essential characteristics of the fiction editor. But at an historical juncture that has seen increasing interest in the publication of Indigenous writing, and when Indigenous writers themselves may envisage a multiplicity of readers (writing, for instance, for family and community, and to educate a wider white audience), who is the 'ideal appropriate reader' for the literary works of the current generation of Australian Indigenous writers? And what should the work of this 'good editor' be when engaging with the text of an Indigenous writer? This paper examines such questions using the work of Margaret McDonell and Jennifer Jones, among others, to explore ways in which non-Indigenous editors may apply aspects of McCormack's 'apt response' to the editing of Indigenous texts.' (Author's abstract)
A Short History of Aboriginal Writing Mudrooroo , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , August vol. 2 no. 2 1990; (p. 36-38)
Moving Around Chris Healy (interviewer), 1999 single work interview
— Appears in: Meanjin , vol. 58 no. 3 1999; (p. 174-191)
Aboriginal Writing Philip Morrissey , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture 2000; (p. 313-320)
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