Whynot Street single work   poetry   "Officiously they hawked about"
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. 33
  • 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 : Jacaranda Press , 1970
    pg. 16
  • Appears in:
    y Oodgeroo Kathleen J. Cochrane , Ron Hurley (illustrator), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z91638 1994 single work biography

    Includes poems, memories, anecdotes, personal notes and recollections by Oodgeroo, as well as photographs and an appreciation by Judith Wright.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994
    pg. 170
  • 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. 15
Alternative title: Whynot Street (o Via Perché No?)
First line of verse: "Officiously they hawked about=Con sussiego si adperarono"
Language: English , Italian
  • Appears in:
    y Oodgeroo Noonuccal con We Are Going Francesca Di Blasio , Margherita Zanoletti , Trento : Università degli studi di Trento, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia , 2013 8187749 2013 selected work criticism poetry

    Il presente volume rappresenta il primo contributo critico italiano interamente incentrato sulla figura della grande poetessa australiana Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Libro ibrido e strutturalmente composito, esso ospita la prima versione italiana integrale della raccolta poetica d’esordio di Oodgeroo (all’epoca Kath Walker), We Are Going (1964).

    The volume aims to introduce to the Italian audience the seminal work of the Indigenous poet Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal, and contains the first Italian translation of her first collection of poetry, We Are Going (1964). [from 'Encountering Australia: Transcultural Conversations' conference program, European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA), 24-26 September 2014, Monash Prato Centre, Prato Italy]

    Trento : Università degli studi di Trento, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia , 2013
    pg. 232-233
    Note: Editor's note: Anche in questo casi siamo di fronte a un luogo fisico della città di Brisbane: Whynot Street si trova oltre Boundary Street, vale a dire la linea di confine, fisicamente e simbolicamente insuperabile, tra quartieri bianchi e neri. Il nome della strada, che in italiano suona appunto come 'perché no' offre lo spunto per interrogarsi in modo polemico, ma anche con ironia, sulle aberranti ragioni della segregazione nella propria terra. Nella versione italiana si è scelto di intitolare la poesia nelle due lingue per favorire la resa del gioco linguistico dell'originale e allo stesso tempo salvaguardare il toponimo.

Works about this Work

Poetry and Politics in Oodgeroo: Transcending the Difference Bob Hodge , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 63-76)
The Poetry : An Appreciation Judith Wright , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Oodgeroo 1994; (p. 163-183)
Poetry and Politics in Oodgeroo: Transcending the Difference Bob Hodge , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 63-76)
The Poetry : An Appreciation Judith Wright , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Oodgeroo 1994; (p. 163-183)
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