Two Dreamtimes (for Kath Walker, now Oodgeroo Noonuccal) single work   poetry   "Kathy my sister with the torn heart,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1973 1973
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Alive : Poems 1971-72 Judith Wright , Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1973 Z565913 1973 selected work poetry Cremorne : Angus and Robertson , 1973 pg. 22-24
  • Appears in:
    y Fighters and Singers : The Lives of Some Australian Aboriginal Women Isobel White (editor), Betty Meehan (editor), Diane Elizabeth Barwick (editor), Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1985 Z1396303 1985 selected work biography

    'The literature on Australian Aborigines is vast, but much of it is strangely silent about the experiences and activities of women. This collection of stories of the eventful lives and strong characters of a number of Aboriginal women offers a more intimate and personal view. Their lives span a century of history in fifteen communities scattered from Cape York Peninsula, Arnhem Land and East Kimberley to the Western Desert, the Centre, South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales.' (Source: Publisher's website)

    Sydney : Allen and Unwin , 1985
    pg. xviiii-xxi
  • Appears in:
    y A Human Pattern : Selected Poems Judith Wright , North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990 Z9022 1990 selected work poetry (taught in 3 units)

    'Judith Wright's own definitive selection of her poetry, covering the best and most memorable of her remarkable oeuvre.

    'From the elegant and moving precision of the first collection, The Moving Image (1946), to the political passion of Phantom Dwelling (1985), Wright's poetry speaks with intelligence and courage - and gracefully sensuous imagery.

    'Forty years of poetic production from Australia's best-loved poet.' (Publication summary)

    North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1990
    pg. 166-169
  • Appears in:
    y Outrider : A Journal of Multicultural Literature in Australia vol. 10 Indooroopilly : Phoenix Publications , 1993 Z591899 1993 periodical issue Queensland : Words and All Indooroopilly : Phoenix Publications , 1993 pg. 335-338
  • Appears in:
    y Collected Poems 1942-1985 Judith Wright , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 Z501989 1994 selected work poetry war literature satire (taught in 8 units) Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1994 pg. 315-318
  • Appears in:
    y Bridgings : Readings in Australian Women's Poetry Rose Lucas (editor), Lyn McCredden (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 Z219096 1996 anthology poetry criticism extract South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1996 pg. 4-7
  • 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. 182-185
  • Appears in:
    y Family Ties : Australian Poems of the Family Jennifer Strauss (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z115299 1998 anthology poetry South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 79-82
  • Appears in:
    y Overland no. 154 Autumn 1999 Z592389 1999 periodical issue 1999 pg. 34-35
  • Appears in:
    y Scope vol. 57 no. 9 October 2011 Z1818992 2011 periodical issue 2011 pg. 8
    Note: With title: Two Dreamtimes

Works about this Work

Networks and Shadows : The Public Sisterhood of Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Judith Wright Brigid Rooney , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary Activists : Australian Writer-Intellectuals and Public Life 2009; (p. 60-77)
The Moving Image of Place : Judith Wright Bill Ashcroft , Frances Devlin-Glass , Lyn McCredden , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intimate Horizons : The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 141-163)
'An Entangled Kind of Haunting' : Judith Wright and Uncanny Australia Toby Davidson , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Philament , December no. 13 2008; (p. 1-19)
'Ken Gelder and Jane Jacobs' Uncanny Australia (1998), along with Judith Wright's poetry, analyses and responds to the Australian ghost story. Wright does this through poeticised connections of land, history and family and Gelder-Jacobs through postcolonial criticism. This paper investigates how a combined reading of the two can offer new insights into Australian ghost stories and the poetics of haunting' (Philament editors: Bernadette Cantrall, Dreu Harrison and James McLeod).

Just Poetry Noel Rowe , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics 2008; (p. 177-193) Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 47-61)
A Wild Sound, Wild Wound: Some Thoughts on Judith Wright Laurie Kutchins , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Local Global , no. 3 2007; (p. 42-51)
Coming from an American perspective, Laurie Kutchins enters into the 'power and beauty and moving image' of Judith 'Wright's poetry. Her plea is to keep Wright's poems 'mysterious, opalescent and vulnerable' and to allow them to 'bind us into a deeper seeing, an older ear. Let them conjure ghosts and cry a wild sound that wanes yet ever haunts.'
Grandfather Grandmother Sing Sweet Tune Peter Read , 2004 extract criticism (Voices in the River : The Poetry of Belonging)
— Appears in: Ngara : Living in This Place Now 2004; (p. 133-150)
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.
A Wild Sound, Wild Wound: Some Thoughts on Judith Wright Laurie Kutchins , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Local Global , no. 3 2007; (p. 42-51)
Coming from an American perspective, Laurie Kutchins enters into the 'power and beauty and moving image' of Judith 'Wright's poetry. Her plea is to keep Wright's poems 'mysterious, opalescent and vulnerable' and to allow them to 'bind us into a deeper seeing, an older ear. Let them conjure ghosts and cry a wild sound that wanes yet ever haunts.'
'An Entangled Kind of Haunting' : Judith Wright and Uncanny Australia Toby Davidson , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Philament , December no. 13 2008; (p. 1-19)
'Ken Gelder and Jane Jacobs' Uncanny Australia (1998), along with Judith Wright's poetry, analyses and responds to the Australian ghost story. Wright does this through poeticised connections of land, history and family and Gelder-Jacobs through postcolonial criticism. This paper investigates how a combined reading of the two can offer new insights into Australian ghost stories and the poetics of haunting' (Philament editors: Bernadette Cantrall, Dreu Harrison and James McLeod).

Just Poetry Noel Rowe , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ethical Investigations : Essays on Australian Literature and Poetics 2008; (p. 177-193) Just Words? : Australian Authors Writing for Justice 2008; (p. 47-61)
Networks and Shadows : The Public Sisterhood of Oodgeroo Noonuccal and Judith Wright Brigid Rooney , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Literary Activists : Australian Writer-Intellectuals and Public Life 2009; (p. 60-77)
The Moving Image of Place : Judith Wright Bill Ashcroft , Frances Devlin-Glass , Lyn McCredden , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Intimate Horizons : The Post-Colonial Sacred in Australian Literature 2009; (p. 141-163)
Grandfather Grandmother Sing Sweet Tune Peter Read , 2004 extract criticism (Voices in the River : The Poetry of Belonging)
— Appears in: Ngara : Living in This Place Now 2004; (p. 133-150)
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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