y The Rainbow Serpent single work   drama   Indigenous story   "Well, gidday, gidday, all you earth fullas. Come, sit down,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1970-1988 1970-1988
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'The story of Kabul, the Rainbow serpent who is the totem of an Aboriginal tribe and is said to be the giver and taker of time.' (Source: TROVE)

Notes

  • Written for presentation at the Australian Pavilion, World Expo '88 in Brisbane in 1988.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording. Narrator Shane Haywood.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin vol. 47 no. 3 Spring 1988 Z605215 1988 periodical issue 1988 pg. 373-377
  • 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 , 1990
    pg. 113-117
  • 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. 140-141

Works about this Work

Performance for the People Adam Shoemaker , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 164-177)
y Papers Related to the Publishing of The Spirit of Australia, [1988?] - 1989 Oodgeroo Noonuccal , Walter Vivian , Paul Cliff , 1988 10154986 1988 single work correspondence

'1. Handwritten text by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, to accompany slide images for book. 2. Typescript by Paul Cliff of emendations to Oodgeroo's text. 3. Edited typescript version by Paul Cliff, of Oodgeroo's and Vivian Walker's script for The Rainbow Serpent. This was performed at Expo '88, Brisbane, and used as the introduction to The Spirit of Australia. Accompanied by letter from Paul Cliff to Oodgeroo and Vivian Walker, 19 Jan. 1989. (Note : Vivian Walker later became known as Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal.)' (Source: Fryer Library, The University of Queensland)

Performance for the People Adam Shoemaker , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 164-177)
y Papers Related to the Publishing of The Spirit of Australia, [1988?] - 1989 Oodgeroo Noonuccal , Walter Vivian , Paul Cliff , 1988 10154986 1988 single work correspondence

'1. Handwritten text by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, to accompany slide images for book. 2. Typescript by Paul Cliff of emendations to Oodgeroo's text. 3. Edited typescript version by Paul Cliff, of Oodgeroo's and Vivian Walker's script for The Rainbow Serpent. This was performed at Expo '88, Brisbane, and used as the introduction to The Spirit of Australia. Accompanied by letter from Paul Cliff to Oodgeroo and Vivian Walker, 19 Jan. 1989. (Note : Vivian Walker later became known as Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal.)' (Source: Fryer Library, The University of Queensland)

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