Journey East single work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1994 1994
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"The following song was composed during the late 1988 and early 1989. It is a lengthy song which relates to incidents during the making of the film Buwarrala Akarriya (Journey East), when thirty Yanyuwa people and a film crew walked from Borroloola to Manangoora ... The whole event centred around the re-creation of taking ... initiates to Manangoora for the ceremonies which would make them men." (Bradley, J. J., Journey East in Little Eva at Moonlight Creek and othe Aboriginal Song Poems, University of Queensland Press, 1994, p 23)


  • This a poetry song sequence.

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Language: English
Poems not indexed individually
Parallel text: Yanyuwa/Garrawa and English
  • Appears in:
    y Little Eva at Moonlight Creek and Other Aboriginal Song Poems Martin Duwell (editor), R. M. W. Dixon (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z406121 1994 anthology poetry Little Eva at Moonlight Creek is the sequel to the anthology of Aboriginal song poems, The Honey-Ant Men's Love Song. It samples the literary traditions of four language groups...Yanyuwa songs depicting particular events such as the 1942 crash of the B-25 bomber Little Eva, Ngurlu songs from Broome, Wangkangurru songs with mixed themes and Yolngu songs about birds from the Wora and Liyagawumirr clans. Each song is presented in its original language and in translation. Introductions place songs within their cultural context with interpretations offered by singers. (Source: Publishers blurb) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 pg. 24-37
Last amended 12 Oct 2009
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