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Issue Details: First known date: 1953 1953
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Young warrior Red Kangaroo, by his mental and physical prowess, becomes a chief of his tribe - the revered and powerful Red Chief of the Gunnedah district. His story is handed down from generation to generation by its hero's tribe and given by the last survivor, Bungaree, to the white settlers of the district.

Notes

  • Also braille, sound recording and large print.
  • Some editions have short title.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1953 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Last of His Tribei"He crouches, and buries his face on his knees,", Henry Kendall , 1864 single work poetry (p. v)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1953 .
      Alternative title: The Red Chief, As Told by the Last of his Tribe : The Story of an Australian Aboriginal Warrior
      Extent: xxiv, 226p.p.
      Description: illus., maps, plates.
      Reprinted: 1981 With ISBN 0207142114 , 1973 With ISBN 0207128731
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Pacific Books , 1965 .
      Alternative title: The Red Chief, The Mighty Aboriginal Warrior
      Extent: 179p.
      Description: illus.; map.
      Series: Pacific Books Angus and Robertson (publisher), 1961 series - publisher The establishment of this paperback imprint of Angus Robertson was spearheaded by Beatrice Davis. It started with print runs of 20,000 in 1961 (Paper Empires: History of Book in Australia, 18).This paperback series, published by Angus and Robertson, contains both numbered and unnumbered volumes.
    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Richmond Ventures , 2003 .
      Extent: xx, 246p.p.
      ISBN: 1920688129

Works about this Work

Cumbo the Red Chief Chris Munro , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Tracker , June vol. 3 no. 2013; (p. 68)
Finding Fault : Aborigines, Anthropologists, Popular Writers and Walkabout. Mitchell Rolls , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , vol. 28 no. 2/3 2010; (p. 179-200)
'The popular middlebrow magazine Walkabout was published between 1934 and 1974. Its principle aim was to promote travel to and within Australia and to educate Australians about their continent. It aspired to be an Australian geographic magazine, and to this end it focussed on inland and remote Australia, and natural history. For this reason, and because it was published throughout a period, particularly in the early decades, when only those Aborigines living afar from populated regions were recognised as Aborigines, many of Walkabout's articles were about Aborigines or, more commonly, made mention of them. There are very few critiques of Walkabout, but those that do exist are critical of its portrayal of Aborigines. Notwithstanding that there are many reasons to find fault, it is possible to read this material in a more salutary light, even against the apparent intention of at least one of the contributors, Ernestine Hill. This article considers the work of a number of popular writers and two of the anthropologists who contributed to Walkabout, and finds reason to be less critical and more cautious in our assessment of their narrative representation of Aborigines than is generally allowed. The period of analysis is from 1934 to 1950.' (Editor's abstract)
Untitled 1953 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 December vol. 74 no. 3854 1953; (p. 2)

— Review of The Red Chief : As Told by the Last of his Tribe Ion L. Idriess 1953 single work autobiography
Untitled 1953 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 23 December vol. 74 no. 3854 1953; (p. 2)

— Review of The Red Chief : As Told by the Last of his Tribe Ion L. Idriess 1953 single work autobiography
Finding Fault : Aborigines, Anthropologists, Popular Writers and Walkabout. Mitchell Rolls , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Cultural History , vol. 28 no. 2/3 2010; (p. 179-200)
'The popular middlebrow magazine Walkabout was published between 1934 and 1974. Its principle aim was to promote travel to and within Australia and to educate Australians about their continent. It aspired to be an Australian geographic magazine, and to this end it focussed on inland and remote Australia, and natural history. For this reason, and because it was published throughout a period, particularly in the early decades, when only those Aborigines living afar from populated regions were recognised as Aborigines, many of Walkabout's articles were about Aborigines or, more commonly, made mention of them. There are very few critiques of Walkabout, but those that do exist are critical of its portrayal of Aborigines. Notwithstanding that there are many reasons to find fault, it is possible to read this material in a more salutary light, even against the apparent intention of at least one of the contributors, Ernestine Hill. This article considers the work of a number of popular writers and two of the anthropologists who contributed to Walkabout, and finds reason to be less critical and more cautious in our assessment of their narrative representation of Aborigines than is generally allowed. The period of analysis is from 1934 to 1950.' (Editor's abstract)
Cumbo the Red Chief Chris Munro , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Tracker , June vol. 3 no. 2013; (p. 68)
Last amended 3 Jul 2013 13:02:07
Subjects:
  • Country towns,
  • Gunnedah, Gunnedah area, Central West NSW, New South Wales,
Settings:
  • 1700-1799
  • 1800-1899
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