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y Message Stick : Contemporary Aboriginal Writing anthology   short story   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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'...Message Stick is a collection of poems and short stories that defies the expected. Drawing from the contemporary, traditional and urban life experiences of established and emerging writers, Message Stick is an Aboriginal view of black culture, past, present and future. It is not manufactured dialogue by those 'who think they know', it is the many and diverse voices of Aboriginal Australia.' (Backcover)

Contents

* Contents derived from the Alice Springs, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,: IAD Press , 1997 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Child Protectioni"A wild undisciplined", Lisa Bellear , 1997 single work poetry (p. 1)
Colonial Foolsi"White washed with colonisation", Lisa Bellear , 1997 single work poetry (p. 2)
Innocent Guiltyi"In my defence and let me state I", Lisa Bellear , 1997 single work poetry (p. 3)
Confusioni"Money and trust are missin'", Lisa Bellear , 1997 single work poetry (p. 4)
The Last Goodbyei"His nostrils fill with the sweet smell of eucalyptus", Annette Cox , 1997 single work poetry (p. 5)
Earth Motheri"The women have come and they gather around", Annette Cox , 1997 single work poetry (p. 6)
Granny's Teachingi"At the age of five, Granny said to me", Cec Fisher , 1997 single work poetry (p. 7-8)
Hawk and the Aboriginei"I see you soaring above", Cec Fisher , 1997 single work poetry (p. 9)
Red Earth Alice Springs 1991i"Flew out of Brisbane", Cec Fisher , 1997 single work poetry (p. 10)
Black Digger March Tall (Anzac Day 1993)i"Black Diggers this is your day", Cec Fisher , 1997 single work poetry (p. 11)
A Perfect Worldi"I've seen a rainbow etched in my Eternity", Nellie Green , 1997 single work poetry (p. 12-13)
Dreaming Tracks Lead Me Wanderingi"Dreaming tracks lead me wandering", Nellie Green , 1997 single work poetry (p. 14)
Contemporary Koori Womani"Still they call me many things", Anita Heiss , 1994 single work poetry (p. 15-16)
Once Was Enoughi"It was a Sunday in December in 1994", Anita Heiss , 1997 single work poetry (p. 17)
The Colours of Aboriginalityi"I've been called Vegemite,", Anita Heiss , 1996 single work poetry (p. 18-19)
The Koori Flagi"There's black for our skin and what we feel within.", Anita Heiss , 1997 single work poetry (p. 20-21)
To Be an Aboriginei"Unemployed, dark skin and fat noses", Anita Heiss , 1997 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
To Be an Aborigine...i"Unemployed, dark skin, and fat noses", Anita Heiss , 1994 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Hidden Destinyi"Did you read the poem about the blond", Shane Hendry , 1996 single work poetry (p. 24)
Black Hearti"What about me?", Shane Hendry , 1995 single work poetry (p. 25)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

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.

Indigenous Women Writing in Australia and North America Heather L. E. Neilson , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 10 no. 1998; (p. 31-33)
Message Stick in Book Form 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 October no. 162 1997; (p. 26)

— Review of Message Stick : Contemporary Aboriginal Writing 1997 anthology short story poetry
Message Stick in Book Form 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 October no. 162 1997; (p. 26)

— Review of Message Stick : Contemporary Aboriginal Writing 1997 anthology short story poetry
Indigenous Women Writing in Australia and North America Heather L. E. Neilson , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 10 no. 1998; (p. 31-33)
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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