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y Unwritten Histories selected work   short story   prose  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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'In this witty and satirical revisiting of Australia’s heroic past, Craig Cormick rediscovers the contributions of Indigenous Australians that have always remained unrecorded and unacknowledged, Australia’s unwritten histories.'

'Drawing on original records of the time, he has turned the spotlight away from its traditional focus to illuminate those whom history has forgotten. Great explorers, teachers, warriors and dreamers, who were there when Banks first saw a Banksia or when explorers Burke and Wills staggered on from Coopers Creek, but they have vanished simply because their stories were unrecorded.' (Source: Publisher's website)

Notes

  • Epigraph: If Australia is to be changed ... then the kinds of stories we tell about Australia will have to change. Stephen Muecke, No Road (1997)
  • Epigraph: The barriers which for so long kept Aboriginal experience out of our history books were not principally those of source material or methodology but rather ones of perception and preference. Henry Reynolds, The Other Side of the Frontier (1981).

  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 1998 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Terra Nullius - The Unknown Country, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 1-13)
Buckley's Chance, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 15-21)
Charles Darwin Views the Future, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 23-30)
The Last History of Jorgen Jorgensen, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 31-38)
Sorry Business, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 39-50)
The Unknown South Land, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction
An interweaving of two separate tales: the survival of the Dutch sailors Jan Pelgrom and Wouter Loos after being sentenced to remain in The Great South Land following the trial of those involved in the Batavia mutiny; and the 1846 arrival of the Benedictines in the Fremantle area in order to establish a mission. In both cases, the Europeans encounter and co-exist with local Aborigines.
(p. 51-64)
Kennedy Meets the Press, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction
A group of journalists 'interview' the dying explorer Edmund Kennedy and the Aboriginal tracker Jackey Jackey about the events of their journey across Cape York Peninsula.
Do You Remember When You Heard Kennedy Had Been Killed?
(p. 65-73)
Note: With title: Do You Remember When You Heard Kennedy Had Been Killed?
The Three Gospels of the Reverend Lancelot Threlkeld, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 75-86)
Dig: The Forgotten History of Burke and Wills, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 87-100)
The Event of the Century, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work prose
Details the recollections of journalists, historians, anthropologists and spectators in relation to the 1868 tour of England by an Australian Aboriginal cricket team.
(p. 101-107)
Ned Kelly Dreaming, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 109-115)
Mrs Watson Escapes the Cannibals, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 117-125)
Krao -- The Missing Link, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 126-136)
Jandamarrajandamarrajandamarra!, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 137-149)
The Last Battle, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 151-158)
Lady Shackleton's Freezer, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction Mrs Shackleton's Freezer (p. 159-167)
Note: With title: Mrs Shackleton's Freezer
Pastor Strehlow's Journey to the Land of Death, Craig Cormick , 1998 single work short story historical fiction (p. 169-177)
Lasseter's Last Dream, Craig Cormick , 1997 single work short story historical fiction (p. 179-183)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 1998 .
      657048493664685235.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: xvi, 188p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Jackie Huggins, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit, University of Queensland.
      • Bibliography p185-188.
      ISBN: 0855753161

Works about this Work

Magic in a Past Perspective Russell Wenholz , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 6 August 2006; (p. 14)
To Write Wrongs Melissa Lucashenko , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , February vol. 4 no. 1 1999; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Across Country : Stories from Aboriginal Australia 1998 anthology short story ; Maybe Tomorrow Boori Pryor Meme McDonald 1998 single work autobiography ; Unwritten Histories Craig Cormick 1998 selected work short story prose ; Sister Girl : The Writings of Aboriginal Activist and Historian Jackie Huggins Jackie Huggins 1998 selected work prose interview essay biography ; Shadow Child : A Memoir of the Stolen Generation Rosalie Fraser 1998 single work autobiography
Storytelling Anita Heiss , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 209 1999; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Unwritten Histories Craig Cormick 1998 selected work short story prose
Awards for Writing Helen Musa , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 December 1999; (p. 3)
Trying to Restore Aboriginality into Our History Christopher Bantick , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 20 September 1998; (p. 20)
Reimagining the Figures of Our Legend Peter Pierce , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 October 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Unwritten Histories Craig Cormick 1998 selected work short story prose
To Write Wrongs Melissa Lucashenko , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , February vol. 4 no. 1 1999; (p. 18-19)

— Review of Across Country : Stories from Aboriginal Australia 1998 anthology short story ; Maybe Tomorrow Boori Pryor Meme McDonald 1998 single work autobiography ; Unwritten Histories Craig Cormick 1998 selected work short story prose ; Sister Girl : The Writings of Aboriginal Activist and Historian Jackie Huggins Jackie Huggins 1998 selected work prose interview essay biography ; Shadow Child : A Memoir of the Stolen Generation Rosalie Fraser 1998 single work autobiography
Reimagining the Figures of Our Legend Peter Pierce , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 3 October 1998; (p. 23)

— Review of Unwritten Histories Craig Cormick 1998 selected work short story prose
Storytelling Anita Heiss , 1999 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 209 1999; (p. 12-13)

— Review of Unwritten Histories Craig Cormick 1998 selected work short story prose
Magic in a Past Perspective Russell Wenholz , 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 6 August 2006; (p. 14)
Trying to Restore Aboriginality into Our History Christopher Bantick , 1998 single work biography
— Appears in: The Canberra Times Sunday Times , 20 September 1998; (p. 20)
Awards for Writing Helen Musa , 1999 single work column
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 29 December 1999; (p. 3)
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