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Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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'This impassioned book - part quest, part travel book - by a novelist and writer widely published in the US and Europe - is based on two interlocking personal histories set on Australia's tropical Gulf of Carpentaria - border-line country seldom explored in writing. A quest for two very different men: the legendary Roger Jose, an itinerant European who lived in a remote Aboriginal community for half a century, in an upside down water tank with his beloved Aboriginal wife, reading literature and evolving his own radical bush philosophy. The police note on him was 'living blackfellow'. (For the author this is a personal quest, since Roger Jose claimed to be a long-lost member of his family.) Two hundred miles away one of the most degraded Aboriginal communities in Australia has been fighting for its rights. Their charismatic leader is Murrandoo Yanner, a young man committed to self-determination for his people and control over their vast traditional territory, with its rich natural resources. This highly original book is the response of a contemporary writer to his own heritage. (Source: On-line)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my father, Bob Josa, who flew over Borroloola with 13 Squadron, Royal Australian Airforce in 1945.
  • Epigraph:

    Marndaa marndaa, / Ngali-wingkayani, / Ki-nganjinya ki-awarala, / Jali-wingkaya.

    By foot, / Walking, / We two are about to go. / In this relation country of mine. / In this country, / We two are walking.

    Yanyuwa song

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Yarra, South Yarra - Glen Iris area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Hardie Grant Books , 2002 .
      3301264290282793072.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 294p.
      Description: illus., map, ports., bibl.
      Reprinted: 2002
      Note/s:
      • Includes index.
      ISBN: 1740640691
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Profile , 2002 .
      Extent: 294p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes index.
      • Bibliography, pp. [278]-286.

Works about this Work

The Haunting of Settler Australia : Kate Grenville's The Secret River Sheila Collingwood-Whittick , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Ghosts 2010; (p. 125-142)
In this essay, Sheila Collingwood-Whittick states: 'Kate Grenville's The Secret River, an elegantly-written, meticulously-crafted and extremely readable novel, provides a classic example of white Australian anxiety and ambivalence over the nation's origins. More significantly perhaps, and in direct contradiction with the author's declarations about her book, The Secret River is paradigmatic both of the difficulty settler descendants have in facing some of the grim truths of colonial history, and of their consequent inability to exorcise the ghosts that haunt the national conscience.' (p. 126)
Wet, in the Mindscape of the Dry: Water Tanks as Nature/Culture Signifiers C A Cranston , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Words on Water: Literary and Cultural Representations 2008; (p. 23-38)
The author investigates the impact of Australian literature and European attitudes on water conservation in Australia.
Towards Settler Auto-Ethnography : Nicholas Jose's Black Sheep Marc Delrez , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Pain of Unbelonging : Alienation and Identity in Australasian Literature 2007; (p. 1-14)
Intimate Strangers : Contemporary Australian Travel Writing, the Semiotics of Empathy, and the Therapeutics of Race Robert Clarke , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Crossings : Bulletin of the International Australian Studies Association , vol. 9 no. 3 2004; Journal of Australian Studies , no. 85 2005; (p. 69-81, notes 208-209)
'Increasingly, domestic white Australian travel narratives mobilise encounters with Aboriginality as contexts for political and ethical critiques of white hegemony that, in turn, reflect different manifestations of sympathetic white liberal discourses of reconciliation.... This paper focuses on how these narratives represent performances of a white Australian postcolonial sensibility towards Aboriginality that defines itself through a semiotics of empathy ... for Aboriginality, and how the co-ordinates of this semiotics shifted over the 1990s in response to movements in the Australian public sphere vis-à-vis the politics and ethics of reconciliation.' (Introduction)
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 January 2004; (p. 17)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose ; Reflections from an Indian Diary John B. Murray 2003 single work prose
Untitled Sue Bond , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Asian Review of Books

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Hunters of Australia Mark Abley , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 21 February no. 5212 2003; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Looking for the Black Sheep H. A. Willis , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 19 April 2003; (p. 16)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Soundings from Down Under Nicholas Birns , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 17 no. 1 2003; (p. 60-63)

— Review of Armidale Louis Simpson 1979 selected work poetry prose ; 'Unemployed at Last!' : Essays on Australian Literature to 2002 for Julian Croft 2002 anthology criticism ; The Plains Gerald Murnane 1982 single work novel ; Authority and Influence : Australian Literary Criticism 1950-2000 2001 anthology criticism extract ; Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Meandering Essay Authentic and Lyric Mark Tredinnick , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 September 2002; (p. 16)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Meditation at Land's End Alistair Jones , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 October 2002; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Deep North Dreaming Simon Hughes , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 October vol. 120 no. 6345 2002; (p. 73)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Beyond the Pale Kim Mahood , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 245 2002; (p. 15-16)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
To Camooweal, Then Follow the Detours Ceridwen Spark , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 November 2002; (p. 14)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Hunters of Australia Mark Abley , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 21 February no. 5212 2003; (p. 6-7)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Looking for the Black Sheep H. A. Willis , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 19 April 2003; (p. 16)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 10-11 January 2004; (p. 17)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose ; Reflections from an Indian Diary John B. Murray 2003 single work prose
Soundings from Down Under Nicholas Birns , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 17 no. 1 2003; (p. 60-63)

— Review of Armidale Louis Simpson 1979 selected work poetry prose ; 'Unemployed at Last!' : Essays on Australian Literature to 2002 for Julian Croft 2002 anthology criticism ; The Plains Gerald Murnane 1982 single work novel ; Authority and Influence : Australian Literary Criticism 1950-2000 2001 anthology criticism extract ; Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Untitled Sue Bond , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The Asian Review of Books

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Meandering Essay Authentic and Lyric Mark Tredinnick , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 21 September 2002; (p. 16)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Meditation at Land's End Alistair Jones , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 12-13 October 2002; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Deep North Dreaming Simon Hughes , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 8 October vol. 120 no. 6345 2002; (p. 73)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Beyond the Pale Kim Mahood , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 245 2002; (p. 15-16)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
To Camooweal, Then Follow the Detours Ceridwen Spark , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 2-3 November 2002; (p. 14)

— Review of Black Sheep : Journey to Borroloola Nicholas Jose 2002 single work prose
Intimate Strangers : Contemporary Australian Travel Writing, the Semiotics of Empathy, and the Therapeutics of Race Robert Clarke , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Crossings : Bulletin of the International Australian Studies Association , vol. 9 no. 3 2004; Journal of Australian Studies , no. 85 2005; (p. 69-81, notes 208-209)
'Increasingly, domestic white Australian travel narratives mobilise encounters with Aboriginality as contexts for political and ethical critiques of white hegemony that, in turn, reflect different manifestations of sympathetic white liberal discourses of reconciliation.... This paper focuses on how these narratives represent performances of a white Australian postcolonial sensibility towards Aboriginality that defines itself through a semiotics of empathy ... for Aboriginality, and how the co-ordinates of this semiotics shifted over the 1990s in response to movements in the Australian public sphere vis-à-vis the politics and ethics of reconciliation.' (Introduction)
Towards Settler Auto-Ethnography : Nicholas Jose's Black Sheep Marc Delrez , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Pain of Unbelonging : Alienation and Identity in Australasian Literature 2007; (p. 1-14)
Wet, in the Mindscape of the Dry: Water Tanks as Nature/Culture Signifiers C A Cranston , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Words on Water: Literary and Cultural Representations 2008; (p. 23-38)
The author investigates the impact of Australian literature and European attitudes on water conservation in Australia.
The Haunting of Settler Australia : Kate Grenville's The Secret River Sheila Collingwood-Whittick , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Ghosts 2010; (p. 125-142)
In this essay, Sheila Collingwood-Whittick states: 'Kate Grenville's The Secret River, an elegantly-written, meticulously-crafted and extremely readable novel, provides a classic example of white Australian anxiety and ambivalence over the nation's origins. More significantly perhaps, and in direct contradiction with the author's declarations about her book, The Secret River is paradigmatic both of the difficulty settler descendants have in facing some of the grim truths of colonial history, and of their consequent inability to exorcise the ghosts that haunt the national conscience.' (p. 126)
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