Gooboora, the Silent Pool single work   poetry   "Gooboora, Gooboora, the Water of Fear"
Issue Details: First known date: 1962 1962
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Notes

  • Dedication: For Grannie Sunflower, Last of the Noonuccals
  • Gooboora (the Silent Pool) on Stradbroke Island is now officially Lake Karboora. It was feared and avoided by my tribe the Noonuccals as the abode of a water monster equivalent to the southern Bunyip. 'Woor' means devil of evil being. It was always the belief of the tribe that wild things avoided it as the blacks did.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y We Are Going : Poems Kath Walker , Brisbane : 1962-1964 10030765 1962 selected work poetry

    This is the first collection of poems by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (aka Kath Walker).

    Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1964
    pg. 29
  • Appears in:
    y My People : A Kath Walker Collection Kath Walker , Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970 Z1325109 1970 selected work poetry essay

    'Oodgeroo's writing is often a provocative and passionate plea for justice. My People is a collection of poetry and prose and a reminder of Oodgeroo's contribution to indigenous culture and the journey to reconciliation.' (Source: Reading Australia website)

    Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970
    pg. 71
  • Appears in:
    y Inside Black Australia : An Anthology of Aboriginal Poetry Kevin Gilbert (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1988 Z372806 1988 anthology poetry (taught in 3 units)

    '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.

    Ringwood : Penguin , 1988
    pg. 97
  • Appears in:
    y Kiwi and Emu : An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry by Australian and New Zealand Women Barbara Petrie (editor), Springwood : Butterfly Books , 1989 Z242813 1989 anthology poetry Springwood : Butterfly Books , 1989 pg. 170-171
  • Appears in:
    y Oodgeroo Kathleen J. Cochrane , Ron Hurley (illustrator), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z91638 1994 single work biography

    Includes poems, memories, anecdotes, personal notes and recollections by Oodgeroo, as well as photographs and an appreciation by Judith Wright.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994
    pg. 51
  • Appears in:
    y Concert of Voices : An Anthology of World Writing in English Victor J. Ramraj , Peterborough : Broadview Press , 1995 7228368 1995 anthology drama poetry short story

    'Concert of Voices combines poetry, fiction, drama and essays in a wide-ranging anthology of world literature in English. The collection includes a number of established writers who, despite their great reputations, have often been perceived as standing apart from the main currents of English literature (and have rarely found their way onto English Department reading lists). Most selections, through, are by a remarkable range of much less established authors. In addition to the selections, the editor has provided a general introduction and a brief biographical note on each author.' (Source: back cover)

    Peterborough : Broadview Press , 1995
    pg. 353
  • Appears in:
    y My People : A Kath Walker Collection Kath Walker , Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970 Z1325109 1970 selected work poetry essay

    'Oodgeroo's writing is often a provocative and passionate plea for justice. My People is a collection of poetry and prose and a reminder of Oodgeroo's contribution to indigenous culture and the journey to reconciliation.' (Source: Reading Australia website)

    Milton : John Wiley and Sons , 2007
    pg. 68
  • Appears in:
    y The Penguin Anthology of Australian Poetry John Kinsella (editor), Camberwell : Penguin , 2009 Z1553543 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units)

    'This is a comprehensive survey of Australian poetic achievement, ranging from early colonial and indigenous verse to contemporary work, from the major poets to those who deserve to be better recognised.' (Provided by the publisher).

    Camberwell : Penguin , 2009
    pg. 202-203
  • Appears in:
    y Motherlode : Australian Women's Poetry 1986 - 2008 Jennifer Harrison (editor), Kate Waterhouse (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1592305 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'Motherlode portrays the story of children and mothers from the perspective of women and their social and emotional contexts.' (The editors) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 210
  • Appears in:
    y I Am Proud and Other Poems Oodgeroo Noonuccal , Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2010 Z1824441 2010 selected work poetry Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2010 pg. 5
Alternative title: Gooboora, il lago silenzioso
First line of verse: "Gooboora, Gooboora, the Water of Fear=Gooboora, Gooboora, l'Acqua della Paura"
Language: English , Italian
  • Appears in:
    y Oodgeroo Noonuccal con We Are Going Francesca Di Blasio , Margherita Zanoletti , Trento : Università degli studi di Trento, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia , 2013 8187749 2013 selected work criticism poetry

    Il presente volume rappresenta il primo contributo critico italiano interamente incentrato sulla figura della grande poetessa australiana Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Libro ibrido e strutturalmente composito, esso ospita la prima versione italiana integrale della raccolta poetica d’esordio di Oodgeroo (all’epoca Kath Walker), We Are Going (1964).

    The volume aims to introduce to the Italian audience the seminal work of the Indigenous poet Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal, and contains the first Italian translation of her first collection of poetry, We Are Going (1964). [from 'Encountering Australia: Transcultural Conversations' conference program, European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA), 24-26 September 2014, Monash Prato Centre, Prato Italy]

    Trento : Università degli studi di Trento, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia , 2013
    pg. 224-225
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