Aboriginal Charter of Rights single work   poetry   "We want hope, not racialism,"
First known date: 1962 Issue Details: First known date: 1962 1962
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Notes

  • Author note: This poem was prepared and presented to the 5th Annual General Meeting of the Federal Council Aboriginal Advancement, held at Adelaide, Easter 1962.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1962
  • 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. 9-10
  • Appears in:
    y The Realist no. 14 March 1964 Z643048 1964 periodical issue 1964 pg. 7
  • 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. 36-37
  • 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. 64-65
  • Appears in:
    y Kunapipi vol. 16 no. 1 1994 Z603993 1994 periodical issue 1994 pg. 5
  • Appears in:
    y Voices of Aboriginal Australia : Past, Present, Future Irene Moores , Springwood : Butterfly Books , 1995 Z174399 1995 anthology life story poetry extract prose biography autobiography interview

    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.

    Springwood : Butterfly Books , 1996
    pg. 62-63
  • 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. 36-37
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 663-664
Alternative title: Carta dei diritti degli aborigeni
First line of verse: "We want hope, not racialism=Vogliamo speranza, non razzismo"
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. 184-187

Works about this Work

Cultural Erasure Patrick McCauley , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 56 no. 9 2012; (p. 76-80)
Still Dreaming : Old Voices, New Songs : Contemporary Aboriginal Poetry Jennifer A. Martiniello , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Many Voices : Poetry for World Peace in the New Millennium 2001; (p. 14-17)
Between Worlds : Approaching the Indigenous Sacred in Australia Lyn McCredden , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Feminist Poetics of the Sacred : Creative Suspicions 2001; (p. 70-87)
Analyses procedures within poststructural criticisms that focus on Aboriginal claims to sacred sites and beliefs. Final section discusses the poetic and political work, as well as the critical reception, of Aboriginal poet and activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal.
Oodgeroo: Orator, Poet, Storyteller Anne Brewster , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 92-104)
The Poetry of Oodgeroo Geoff Page , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 57 1993; (p. 4-5)
Still Dreaming : Old Voices, New Songs : Contemporary Aboriginal Poetry Jennifer A. Martiniello , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Many Voices : Poetry for World Peace in the New Millennium 2001; (p. 14-17)
Cultural Erasure Patrick McCauley , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Quadrant , September vol. 56 no. 9 2012; (p. 76-80)
Oodgeroo: Orator, Poet, Storyteller Anne Brewster , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 92-104)
The Poetry of Oodgeroo Geoff Page , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 57 1993; (p. 4-5)
Between Worlds : Approaching the Indigenous Sacred in Australia Lyn McCredden , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Feminist Poetics of the Sacred : Creative Suspicions 2001; (p. 70-87)
Analyses procedures within poststructural criticisms that focus on Aboriginal claims to sacred sites and beliefs. Final section discusses the poetic and political work, as well as the critical reception, of Aboriginal poet and activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal.
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