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Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Lothian , 1997 .
      Extent: 24p.
      Description: col. illus.
      ISBN: 0850918405

Works about this Work

Minding Your 'Ps and Qs' : Poetry, Propaganda, Politics and Pictures Alison Halliday , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 12 no. 2 2002; (p. 38-49)
Halliday critiques two picture books, The Last of His Tribe (Henry Kendall )and The Drover's Boy (Ted Egan & Robert Ingpen) by asking who speaks, who is silenced and what constructions are used to reinforce this silence in texts which purport to represent Aboriginal people and their experiences. Halliday argues that these texts (like many others), say more about the construction of white identity than they do about Aboriginality and that they reinforce an ideologiocal position that is fundamentally racist (p.38). This occurs through the representation of Aboriganal people as '...a race whom history has passed by' and Halliday asks the question, are these texts are an attempt to reconcile [white] feelings of shame and sorrow or are they blatant propganda?(pp.38, 47) She concludes her analysis by arguing that while these texts may introduce the child reader to some of the untold stories and lost histories of Aboriginal people, essentially they reinforce 'a dominant white hegemony as the desired norm for Australian society' (p.47).
Untitled Sue Clancy , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 42 no. 1 1998; (p. 11-12)

— Review of The Drover's Boy Ted Egan 1997 single work picture book poetry
Charlemagne, Drovers and an Old War Moira Robinson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 6 no. 1 1998; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Tagged Gary Crew 1997 single work picture book ; The Greatest Treasure of Charlemagne the King Nadia Wheatley 1997 single work picture book ; The Drover's Boy Ted Egan 1997 single work picture book poetry
Untitled Rayma Turton , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 12 no. 5 1997; (p. 19)

— Review of The Drover's Boy Ted Egan 1997 single work picture book poetry
Refrains Linnet Hunter , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 197 1997-1998; (p. 64-65)

— Review of The Greatest Treasure of Charlemagne the King Nadia Wheatley 1997 single work picture book ; Tagged Gary Crew 1997 single work picture book ; The Pied Piper of Hamelin Robert Holden 1997 single work picture book ; The Drover's Boy Ted Egan 1997 single work picture book poetry
Untitled Sue Clancy , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 42 no. 1 1998; (p. 11-12)

— Review of The Drover's Boy Ted Egan 1997 single work picture book poetry
Untitled Rayma Turton , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , November vol. 12 no. 5 1997; (p. 19)

— Review of The Drover's Boy Ted Egan 1997 single work picture book poetry
Charlemagne, Drovers and an Old War Moira Robinson , 1998 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Autumn vol. 6 no. 1 1998; (p. 20-21)

— Review of Tagged Gary Crew 1997 single work picture book ; The Greatest Treasure of Charlemagne the King Nadia Wheatley 1997 single work picture book ; The Drover's Boy Ted Egan 1997 single work picture book poetry
Refrains Linnet Hunter , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 197 1997-1998; (p. 64-65)

— Review of The Greatest Treasure of Charlemagne the King Nadia Wheatley 1997 single work picture book ; Tagged Gary Crew 1997 single work picture book ; The Pied Piper of Hamelin Robert Holden 1997 single work picture book ; The Drover's Boy Ted Egan 1997 single work picture book poetry
Minding Your 'Ps and Qs' : Poetry, Propaganda, Politics and Pictures Alison Halliday , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 12 no. 2 2002; (p. 38-49)
Halliday critiques two picture books, The Last of His Tribe (Henry Kendall )and The Drover's Boy (Ted Egan & Robert Ingpen) by asking who speaks, who is silenced and what constructions are used to reinforce this silence in texts which purport to represent Aboriginal people and their experiences. Halliday argues that these texts (like many others), say more about the construction of white identity than they do about Aboriginality and that they reinforce an ideologiocal position that is fundamentally racist (p.38). This occurs through the representation of Aboriganal people as '...a race whom history has passed by' and Halliday asks the question, are these texts are an attempt to reconcile [white] feelings of shame and sorrow or are they blatant propganda?(pp.38, 47) She concludes her analysis by arguing that while these texts may introduce the child reader to some of the untold stories and lost histories of Aboriginal people, essentially they reinforce 'a dominant white hegemony as the desired norm for Australian society' (p.47).
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