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y Stradbroke Dreamtime selected work   life story   prose   short story   children's   dreaming story   Indigenous story  
  • Author: Kath Walker http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/noonuccal-oodgeroo
Issue Details: First known date: 1972... 1972
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AbstractHistoryArchive Description

Stradbroke Dreamtime 'presents two aspects of Oodgeroo's life. Part one, 'Stories from Stradbroke', describes episodes from Oodgeroo's childhood in Australian society and an impression of her family's Aboriginal heritage. Part two, 'Stories from the Old and New Dreamtime', is made up of traditional Aboriginal lore which Oodgeroo heard as a child.' Publisher's blurb

Notes

  • Stradbroke Dreamtime was adapted for the drama 'Kath : A Play for Primary Schools'.
  • Other formats: Also braille.

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese translation.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1972 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Stradbroke, Kath Walker , 1972 single work life story children's (p. 13-14)
Kill to Eat, Kath Walker , 1972 single work life story children's (p. 15-19)
Shark, Kath Walker , 1972 single work short story children's (p. 20-23)
The Tank, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1971 single work life story children's (p. 24-29)
Where's Mother?, Kath Walker , 1972 single work life story children's (p. 30-35)
Going Crabbing, Kath Walker , 1972 single work life story (p. 36-40)
The Left-hander, Kath Walker , 1972 single work life story (p. 41-44)
Carpet Snake, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1972 single work life story (p. 45-49)
Family Council, Kath Walker , 1972 single work life story children's (p. 50-53)
Repeat Exercise, Kath Walker , 1972 single work life story children's (p. 54-59)
Mumma's Pet, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1972 single work life story children's (p. 59-63)
Not Our Day, Kath Walker , 1972 single work life story children's (p. 64-70)
Dugong Coming!, Kath Walker , 1972 single work life story (p. 71-74)
The Beginning of Life, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1972 single work prose (p. 77-78)
Biami and Bunyip, Kath Walker , 1972 single work prose dreaming story children's (p. 79-81)
Mirrabooka, Kath Walker , 1972 single work prose children's dreaming story (p. 82-84)
Curlew, Kath Walker , 1972 single work prose children's dreaming story (p. 85-87)
Burr-Nong, Kath Walker , 1972 single work prose children's dreaming story (p. 88-91)
The Midden, Kath Walker , 1972 single work prose children's Indigenous story (p. 92-94)
Wonga and Nudu, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1972 single work prose children's Indigenous story (p. 95-99)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1972 .
      9067793881789394027.jpg
      This image has been sourced from Anita Heiss 2014.
      Extent: 120p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For my grandchildren, Raymond and Petrina Walker.
      • Author's note: These stories were written while I was staying at Tambourine Mountain, in Queensland, Australia, with the well-known Australian poet Judith Wright. It is a lovely place, the home of thousands of birds and animals, and Judith Wright helps to guard the mountain and its creatures from greedy speculators who threaten to come there with mechanical shovels to dig it up and destroy it... (pp.9-10)
      ISBN: 0207122873
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Angus and Robertson , 1982 .
      Extent: 64p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For my grandchildren, Raymond and Petrina Walker.
      ISBN: 0207147701
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1992 .
      Extent: x, 93p.p.
      ISBN: 0207176167 (pbk.)
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1993 .
      Extent: 95p.
      Description: illus.
      Written as: Oodgeroo
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For my great-grandchildren : Luana, Jarlow (Che Anthony), Tama Talisah, Kaleenah and Che Michael - Oodgeroo.

        For Oodgeroo - Bronwyn.

      ISBN: 0207179387
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Lothrop, Lee and Shepard , 1994 .
      Alternative title: Dreamtime : Aboriginal stories
      Extent: 95p.
      Edition info: 1st US ed.
      Description: col. illus.
      Written as: Oodgeroo
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For my great-grandchildren : Luana, Jarlow (Che Anthony), Tama Talisah, Kaleenah and Che Michael - Oodgeroo.

        For Oodgeroo - Bronwyn.

      ISBN: 0688132960
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1999 .
      Extent: 95p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Written as: Oodgeroo
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For my great-grandchildren : Luana, Jarlow (Che Anthony), Tama Talisah, Kaleenah and Che Michael - Oodgeroo.

        For Oodgeroo - Bronwyn.

      ISBN: 0207198659
Alternative title: Senne widziadla
Language: Polish

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'Back to Nature' : Oodgeroo's Return to Stradbroke William Hatherell , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , July vol. 7 no. 1 2012; (p. 3-5)
Books, Places and the Imagination Kevin Steinberger , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of The Children's Book Council of Australia , November vol. 55 no. 4 2011; (p. 16-17)
The Contemporary State of Academic Appraisal of Australian Literature in Japanese Universities Yasue Arimitsu , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 25 no. 1 2011; (p. 7-13)
Yasue Arimitsu investigates 'the state of literature in Japan, and how Australian literature was introduced to Japan, how it is now being taught at universities, and the state of academic appraisal of Australian literature in Japanese universities' and 'what learning about Australian literature means to Japanese people'. (p. 7)
Black and White : In Search of an ‘Apt’ Response to Indigenous Writing Robin Freeman , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT : The Journal of the Australian Association of Writing Programs , October vol. 14 no. 2 2010;
'The good editor,' suggests Thomas McCormack in his Fiction Editor, the Novel and the Novelist, 'reads, and ... responds aptly' to the writer's work, 'where "aptly" means "as the ideal appropriate reader would".' McCormack develops an argument that encompasses the dual ideas of sensibility and craft as essential characteristics of the fiction editor. But at an historical juncture that has seen increasing interest in the publication of Indigenous writing, and when Indigenous writers themselves may envisage a multiplicity of readers (writing, for instance, for family and community, and to educate a wider white audience), who is the 'ideal appropriate reader' for the literary works of the current generation of Australian Indigenous writers? And what should the work of this 'good editor' be when engaging with the text of an Indigenous writer? This paper examines such questions using the work of Margaret McDonell and Jennifer Jones, among others, to explore ways in which non-Indigenous editors may apply aspects of McCormack's 'apt response' to the editing of Indigenous texts.' (Author's abstract)
Untitled Peg Goode , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , May vol. 38 no. 2 1994; (p. 31)

— Review of Stradbroke Dreamtime Kath Walker 1972 selected work life story prose short story
Untitled Joan Zahnleiter , 1994 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , March vol. 9 no. 1 1994; (p. 36)

— Review of Stradbroke Dreamtime Kath Walker 1972 selected work life story prose short story
Untitled Ann James , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Summer vol. 1 no. 4 1993; (p. 47-48)

— Review of Stradbroke Dreamtime Kath Walker 1972 selected work life story prose short story
Untitled Stella Lees , 1972 single work review
— Appears in: Review , 24-30 June 1972; (p. 1025)

— Review of Stradbroke Dreamtime Kath Walker 1972 selected work life story prose short story
Seeing Black Margaret Dunkle , 1981 single work criticism review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 31 1981; (p. 34-36)

— Review of Stradbroke Dreamtime Kath Walker 1972 selected work life story prose short story
Oodgeroo and Her Editor : The Production of Stradbroke Dreamtime Jennifer Jones , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 76 2003; (p. 47-[56], notes 232-233)
Oodgeroo's Stradbroke Dreamtime was the first autobiographical narrative by an Aboriginal woman to gain a mainstream publisher, but, as Jones points out, the text was almost completely ignored by the literary establishment. It achieved good sales when marketed as a children's book. However, this sales success was founded upon Oodgeroo's acceptance of pragmatic compromise in the editorial preparation of the text. The paper argues that the published version is manifestly different form the manuscript in its ideological underpinning and political intentions, and that Oodgeroo's original representation of Aboriginality was occluded by an act of 'editorial double mimesis' during the production process.
Why Weren't We Listening? : Oodgeroo and Judith Wright Jennifer Jones , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Winter no. 171 2003; (p. 44-49)
Deemed Unsuitable for Children: The Editing of Oodgeroo's Stradbroke Dreamtime Jennifer Jones , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , May vol. 14 no. 1 2004; (p. 5-14)
Jones examines in detail the editing of Stradbroke Dreamtime, the changes made from the original text and how this could be interpreted.
Know the Illustrator : Bronwyn Bancroft Donna Rawlins , 1996 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 11 no. 2 1996; (p. 4-7)
The Dreamtime Narrative : Australian Aboriginal Women Writers, Oral Tradition and Personal Experience Kathleen Crocker , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Disability Studies and Indigenous Studies 2003; (p. 101-107)
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