Author's note: John Pat was a 16 year old Aboriginal boy who died of head injuries alleged to have been caused in a disturbance between police and Aborigines in Roebourne, WA, in 1983. Four police were charged with manslaughter over the incident. They were acquitted.
Author's note: Guddia: Kimberley term for white man
Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of
yJohn Pat and Other PoemsJack Davis,
Ferntree Gully:J. M. Dent,1988Z1932311988selected work poetry 'This...volume of poems takes up many of the themes and concerns found in his earlier work. Whether describing a bush creature with gentle irony and a twinkle in his pen, observing the mysteries of human behaviour, evoking with lyrical grace the Aboriginal love of land, or reaching out for mutual understanding across barriers of prejudice and ignorance, these poems speak simply and openly, sometimes poignantly, always with sincerity and a delight in language'. (Source: back cover, 1988 edition)Ferntree Gully:J. M. Dent,1988
Voices of Aboriginal Australia is a collection of essays, speeches, poetry, articles, interviews etc. mainly by Aborigines, on topics of racism, discrimination, justice & the law, social conditions, land rights etc. for Aboriginal people.
Presents artwork, prose and poetry of thirty-six contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers from the off-shore island, the Northern Territory, and all six states of Australia.
New Brunswick:Rutgers University Press,1998
yStudies in Western Australian HistoryWordalno.22Jill Milroy
John T Host
Nedlands:University of Western Australia. Dept. of History, Centre for Western Australian History,2001Z15886612001periodical issue anthology Nedlands:University of Western Australia. Dept. of History, Centre for Western Australian History,2001
yEnough Is Enough : A History of the Pilbara MobNoel Olive,
North Fremantle:Fremantle Press,2007Z15737802007selected work prose poetry Spending time in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, the author represented Aboriginal families before the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. During this time he interviewed several Aboriginal men and women from Roebourne. Their stories reflect their histories, cultural differences, and their experiences that have shaped their lives. Further, the stories provided an insight from the effects of colonialism to the present day. This book is an attempt to present a history that embraces the Aboriginal side of the Pilbara story. (Source: Enough Is Enough: A History of the Pilbara Mob)North Fremantle:Fremantle Press,2007