White Cockatoos single work   poetry   "With the infallible timing shared by infants"
Issue Details: First known date: 1987 1987
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Northern Perspective vol. 10 no. 2 Wet Season 1987 Z911327 1987 periodical issue 1987 pg. 24
  • Appears in:
    y Rain at Gunn Point : Poems of Tony Scanlon Tony Scanlon , Armidale : Kardoorair Press , 1990 Z466819 1990 selected work poetry Armidale : Kardoorair Press , 1990 pg. 27
  • Appears in:
    y North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 163

Awards

1987 winner Northern Territory Literary Awards Red Earth Poetry Award NT Section
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