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Issue Details: First known date: 1988 1988
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'Inside Black Australia', is the first anthology of Aboriginal poetry to be published, it contains 150 poems by more than 40 Aboriginal writers and poets.

Notes

  • Available as sound recording and in Braille
  • Other formats: Also braille, sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1988 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry : Introduction, Kevin Gilbert , 1988 single work criticism (p. xv-xxiv)
Tali Karng : Twilight Snakei"Tali Karng : twilight snake:", W. Les Russell , 1985 single work poetry (p. 2)
Redi"Red is the colour", W. Les Russell , 1988 single work poetry (p. 2)
Ngarnbarndtari"Ngarnbarndtar", W. Les Russell , 1988 single work poetry (p. 3)
The `Developers'i"Like a spear thrust deep within my heart", W. Les Russell , 1985 single work poetry (p. 3-4)
God Gave Us Trees to Cut Downi"My Goodness;", W. Les Russell , 1988 single work poetry satire (p. 4-6)
The Nuclear Winter (Dedicated to Djilby, My Brother: A Victim of Nuclear Testing)i"Lying in a cold hell,", W. Les Russell , 1988 single work poetry (p. 6-7)
The Kangarooi"Water beneath the hills,", Pansy Rose Napaljarri , 1988 single work poetry Marlu-Kurlu (p. 9-10)
Two Women Sit in the Shade Away from the Hot Suni"Two women sit in the shade away from the hot sun. As they", Pansy Rose Napaljarri , 1988 single work poetry Muturna-Jarra-Kurlu Kujalpa-Pala Wangkaja (p. 10-12)
The Two Mothersi"The two mothers both sit down near the fire at evening", Rhonda Samuel Napurrurla , 1988 single work poetry Ngati-Nyanu-Jarra-Kurlu (p. 13-14)
The Wateri"Water running past the rocks, small rocks and big rocks.", Irene James Napurrurla , 1988 single work poetry Ngapa-Kurlu (p. 15-16)
The Raini"Its raining", Valerie Patterson Napanangka , 1988 single work poetry Ngapa-Kurlu (p. 17)
The Horsei"A horse is running,", Valerie Patterson Napanangka , 1988 single work poetry Nantuwu-Kurlu (p. 17-18)
Sorryi"I crawled in.", Julie Watson Nungarrayi , 1988 single work poetry Yapa Kujalpalu Nyinaja Nyurruwiyi (p. 19-20)
Child, Leave the Tape Recorderi"Child, leave the tape recorder", Jennie Hargraves Nampijinpa , 1988 single work poetry Yuntalpa-Ku (p. 21-22)
Right to Bei"Don't stereotype an image of what you want me to be", Eva Johnson , 1988 single work poetry (p. 23-24)
A Letter to My Motheri"I not see you long time now", Eva Johnson , 1983 extract single work poetry Spirit Belong Mother (p. 24-25)
Remember?i"Born by river", Eva Johnson , 1985 extract poetry (p. 25-26)
Weevilly Porridgei"Weevilly porridge I'm going insane", Eva Johnson , 1988 single work poetry (p. 26)
Dirge for a Hidden Arti"The legendary life of a long-ago tribe", Mary Kathleen Duroux , 1975 single work poetry (p. 27)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Ringwood, Ringwood - Croydon - Kilsyth area, Melbourne - East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Penguin , 1988 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: xxiv, 213pp.
      Reprinted: 1989
      ISBN: 0140111263

Works about this Work

BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collecively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

An Australian Classic : Robbie Walker's 'Okay, Let's Be Honest' Michael Farrell , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Blue Dog , December vol. 8 no. 16 2009; (p. 20-27) Hidden Agendas : Unreported Poetics 2010; (p. 179-187)
The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
Aboriginal Writing Philip Morrissey , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture 2000; (p. 313-320)
Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings : Introduction 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings 1990; (p. 1-6)
A Short History of Aboriginal Writing Mudrooroo , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , August vol. 2 no. 2 1990; (p. 36-38)
Aboriginal Life and Literature Ann Nugent , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Blast , Summer no. 11 1989-1990; (p. 10-12)
Mirrors to the Truth Alan Riach , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1989; (p. 61-64)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry ; Dalwurra Mudrooroo 1988 single work poetry
Insiders and Outsiders Reba Gostand , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 7 no. 4 1989; (p. 64-67)

— Review of Numinbah's Tales From The Nick 1988 anthology short story ; Mudmaps to Paradise David A. Myers 1987 selected work short story ; Bleeding Battlers from Ironbark : Australian Myths in Fiction and Film, 1890s-1980s David A. Myers 1987 single work criticism ; Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry ; Forty-Seventeen 1988 selected work short story
Untitled Paul Sharrad , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: New Literatures Review , Summer no. 17 1989; (p. 93-96)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Poet Sees 1988 as Year of National Healing Amanda Lynch , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 July 1988; (p. B6)
Aboriginal Literature Becomes a Force Mark O'Connor , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 10 no. 1-2 1988; (p. 246-253)
Shelf Life [The Age (Saturday Extra), 10 December 1988] Rod Usher , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 10 December 1988; (p. 15)
New Tack Against Token Totemism Robert Hefner , 1988 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 May 1988; (p. 7)
Bare Feet : Kevin Gilbert's Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry Ann Nugent , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , November 1988; (p. 3-5)
The Latest in Paperbacks Graham Clark , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 May 1988; (p. 7)

— Review of An Ordinary Lunacy Jessica Anderson 1963 single work novel ; The Pale Sergeant James Murray 1986 single work novel ; Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Aboriginal Poetry Raises Questions, Provides Challenges Dennis Nicholson , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 2 no. 2 1988; (p. 86)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Anger Not Enough to Sustain Aboriginal Verse Geoff Page , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 July 1988; (p. B4)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Black Poetry of 200 White Nights Colin Johnson , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 100 1988; (p. 35-36)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Colonialism and Criticism Judith Wright , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , October no. 112 1988; (p. 73-74)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry ; The Cherry Pickers Kevin Gilbert 1968 single work drama
Mirrors to the Truth Alan Riach , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , no. 2 1989; (p. 61-64)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry ; Dalwurra Mudrooroo 1988 single work poetry
Insiders and Outsiders Reba Gostand , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 7 no. 4 1989; (p. 64-67)

— Review of Numinbah's Tales From The Nick 1988 anthology short story ; Mudmaps to Paradise David A. Myers 1987 selected work short story ; Bleeding Battlers from Ironbark : Australian Myths in Fiction and Film, 1890s-1980s David A. Myers 1987 single work criticism ; Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry ; Forty-Seventeen 1988 selected work short story
The Latest in Paperbacks Graham Clark , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 7 May 1988; (p. 7)

— Review of An Ordinary Lunacy Jessica Anderson 1963 single work novel ; The Pale Sergeant James Murray 1986 single work novel ; Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Aboriginal Poetry Raises Questions, Provides Challenges Dennis Nicholson , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , Winter vol. 2 no. 2 1988; (p. 86)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Anger Not Enough to Sustain Aboriginal Verse Geoff Page , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 July 1988; (p. B4)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Black Poetry of 200 White Nights Colin Johnson , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 100 1988; (p. 35-36)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Colonialism and Criticism Judith Wright , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , October no. 112 1988; (p. 73-74)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry ; The Cherry Pickers Kevin Gilbert 1968 single work drama
Crying for the Dreamtime Mark O'Connor , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 3-4 September 1988; (p. 14)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Letting us Know Vivienne Foster , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Phoenix Review , Spring/Summer no. 3 1988; (p. 107-109)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Poems of Life Anthony Burke , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: Southerly , December vol. 48 no. 4 1988; (p. 470-473)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Verse that Speaks of Epic Lives Rosemary O'Grady , 1988 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 11 June 1988; (p. 11)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
Untitled Paul Sharrad , 1989 single work review
— Appears in: New Literatures Review , Summer no. 17 1989; (p. 93-96)

— Review of Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry 1988 anthology poetry
The Environmental Ethics of Australian Nature Poems Norbert H. Platz , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australia : Making Space Meaningful 2007; (p. 81-101)
‘The basic contention inspiring this paper is: poets care about Australia’s physical environment and human survival in Australia. Australian literature contains a substantial body of knowledge that could be deployed to constitute the imaginative core of an environmental ethic. Thus a great many Australian literary texts could be studied with the purpose of helping to usher in the desirable concept of an environmentally literate community. The essay is divided into two sections. Section one will provide a brief survey of environmental ethics. This survey is followed by the exposition of six deontic or prescriptive outlines, to be supplemented by some eudaemonic considerations. The latter envisage the notion of the ‘good life,’ in harmony with nature. In section two, important insights furnished by environmental ethics will be used as an orientation towards identifying the environmental concerns shown in a variety of Australian nature poems. Among the authors considered are Bruce Dawe, Dorothy Hewett, John Kinsella, Mark O’Connor, John Shaw Neilson, Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), and last but not least Judith Wright. As will be seen, there are many convergences and correspondences between the basic claims made by environmental ethics, and the environmental insights and experiences that have been accumulated in a noteworthy corpus of Australian nature poems. What is enshrined in these poems is the ‘collective prudence,’ not only of a cultural elite, but also of the modern Everyman.’ (Author’s abstract p.81)
An Australian Classic : Robbie Walker's 'Okay, Let's Be Honest' Michael Farrell , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Blue Dog , December vol. 8 no. 16 2009; (p. 20-27) Hidden Agendas : Unreported Poetics 2010; (p. 179-187)
Poet Sees 1988 as Year of National Healing Amanda Lynch , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 4 July 1988; (p. B6)
Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings : Introduction 1990 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings 1990; (p. 1-6)
Aboriginal Literature Becomes a Force Mark O'Connor , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: Kunapipi , vol. 10 no. 1-2 1988; (p. 246-253)
Aboriginal Life and Literature Ann Nugent , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Blast , Summer no. 11 1989-1990; (p. 10-12)
Shelf Life [The Age (Saturday Extra), 10 December 1988] Rod Usher , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 10 December 1988; (p. 15)
A Short History of Aboriginal Writing Mudrooroo , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Independent Monthly , August vol. 2 no. 2 1990; (p. 36-38)
New Tack Against Token Totemism Robert Hefner , 1988 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 May 1988; (p. 7)
Bare Feet : Kevin Gilbert's Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry Ann Nugent , 1988 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age Monthly Review , November 1988; (p. 3-5)
Aboriginal Writing Philip Morrissey , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture 2000; (p. 313-320)
BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collecively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

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