The Dawn is at Hand single work   poetry   "Dark brothers, first Australian race,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1966 1966
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  • Appears in:
    y The Dawn Is at Hand Kath Walker , Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1966 Z195819 1966 selected work poetry

    'Through her poems, Kath Walker communicates the frustrations of Aborigines in the white world; her poems are brilliant and original.' (Source: GoodReads website)

    Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1966
    pg. 9
  • 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. 48
  • 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. 44
  • 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. 667-668

Works about this Work

'Back to Nature' : Oodgeroo's Return to Stradbroke William Hatherell , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , July vol. 7 no. 1 2012; (p. 3-5)
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.
Two Peoples Join Hands in a Marriage of the Arts Robert Solomon , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 April 1992; (p. 10)
'Back to Nature' : Oodgeroo's Return to Stradbroke William Hatherell , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , July vol. 7 no. 1 2012; (p. 3-5)
Two Peoples Join Hands in a Marriage of the Arts Robert Solomon , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Australian , 21 April 1992; (p. 10)
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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