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Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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'The story of Jessie Argyle, born in the remote East Kimberley and taken from her Aboriginal family at the age of five, and Edward Smith, a young Englishman escaping the rigid structures of London. In a society deeply divided on racial lines, Edward and Jessie met, fell in love and, against strong opposition, eventually married. Despite unrelenting surveillance and harassment the Smith home was a centre for Aboriginal cultural and social life for over thirty years.' (Source: back cover, 2003 edition)

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  • Other formats: Also electronic source

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2003 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 414p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes notes on sources, bibliography and index.
      ISBN: 9781863682374 (pbk), 1863682376 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Fever in the Archive Anna Haebich , single work criticism
— Appears in: Humanities Australia , no. 5 2014; (p. 23-35)

Anna Haebich investigates how the West Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs archives (1898-1972) have been utilised by Indigenous writers/researchers.

Tracking Precarious Lives in Stephen Kinnane’s Shadow Lines Martina Horakova , 2013 single work criticism essay
— Appears in: The Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia , vol. 4 no. 1 2013; (p. 130-142)

'Stephen Kinnane’s Shadow Lines (2003) pertains to the genre of Indigenous

inter-generational life writing in which the younger generation of Indigenous writers substitutes white editors in recording the lives and memories of their own families and community elders, thus seizing a greater amount of control over the representations of Australian Indigenetiy. Kinnane extends the genre by appropriating the tools of colonial domination, most notably the archive, and by inscribing, in a self-reflective way, his own subjectivity in the text. As a result,Shadow Lines is a multilayered narrative that presents a functional and ontented interracial marriage and family life of Kinnane’s grandparents, as a wayof counteracting the close regulation and policing of Aboriginality in the early twentieth-century Western Australia. In addition,Kinnane juxtaposes the archival materials to other sources of information, mostly the orally transmitted memories of relatives and friends, thus reclaiming the agency of his ancestors and providing a truthful representation of their lives and the lives of the local Indigenous community.' (Source: abstract)

Archival Salvage : History’s Reef and the Wreck of the Historical Novel A. Frances Johnson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-21)
'In recent years debates about the ethics of portraying Indigenous subjects and subject matter have almost been superseded by circular debates about 'true' Australian history and who has the right to tell it. This has been disappointing in a context of the morally and formally imaginative speculations of historians such as Tom Griffiths, Fiona Paisley, Stephen Kinnane and Greg Dening, and also in a context of Indigenous studies Professor Marcia Langton's evidently too-hopeful calls for the activation of a shared cultural space. But as this local debate has become more heated, more public, the oddest spectacle of all in recent years was the recent lambasting of historical novelists.

Novelist Kate Grenville was a particular target of attack. Notable historians such as Mark McKenna, John Hirst and Inga Clendinnen vociferously condemned dramatic accounts of the past as anachronistic, unethical and, most curious of all in relation to the fictioneer's job description, untrue. I revisit the 'history wars' stoush to argue that these historians overlooked the suasion of broader, local political battles to determine and culturally enshrine particular narratives of Australian pasts; I argue that they also eschewed the linguistic turn of postmodernism and the contributions made therein by prominent historical scholars in their own field such as Hayden White and Dominic LaCapra. The paper finally shows how Grenville, Kim Scott and other novelists have engaged with colonial archival materials, deploying particular narrative techniques that enable them to generate compelling postcolonial dramatisations of colonial pasts. (Author's abstract)
Kin-fused Reconciliation : Bringing Them Home, Bringing Us Home Fiona Probyn , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , August no. 42 2007;
'Fiona Probyn-Rapsey discusses the biopolitical management of Indigenous people within the contemporary nation through an analysis of white liberal discourse on Reconciliation. She looks specifically at the image of the nation as family and the pedagogic nationalist argument for extending the "white" family to include Aboriginal kin and to "bind Aboriginality to whiteness". She analyses how a wide range of Indigenous life narratives (including those by Morgan, Russell, Pilkington-Garimara, Lalor, Scott and Brown, Kinnane, Simon and Randall) describe familial relations between white and Indigenous family members. She argues, in her formulation of the phrase "kin-fused Reconciliation", that a liberal "extended family" model of the Nation is potentially assimilationist' (Anne Brewster and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, Introduction).
Joint Winners of Stanner Award 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 15 March no. 371 2006; (p. 31)
Love Prevails Over Legal Restrictions Marilyn Strelau , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 19 no. 1 2005; (p. 110-111)

— Review of Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
Indigenous Life Stories Jennifer Jones , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 1 no. 2 2004; (p. 209-218)
Across Racial Boundaries Graham Seal , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 20 March 2004; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
Untitled Fiona Probyn , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , March no. 22 2004;

— Review of Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
Untitled Kaye Price , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2004; (p. 119-121)

— Review of Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
The Need to Belong : Non-Fiction Publishing in Australia, 2003-2004 Richard Rossiter , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 96-114)

— Review of Island and Otherland : Christopher Koch and His Books Noel Henricksen 2003 single work criticism ; The Diaries of Donald Friend. Volume 2 Donald Friend 2003 selected work diary ; The Diaries of Miles Franklin Miles Franklin 2004 selected work diary ; Can I Call You Colin? : The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele Stephany Steggall 2004 single work biography ; The Sparrow Garden Marianna Lacek (translator), Peter Skrzynecki 2004 single work autobiography ; Minerva's Owl Excerpts from Exile Niqi Thomas 2003 single work biography ; Inside Out : An Autobiography Robert Adamson 2004 single work autobiography ; Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty 2003 single work autobiography ; Bud : A Life Charles Tingwell Peter Wilmoth 2004 single work autobiography ; Dhuuluu-Yala : To Talk Straight : Publishing Indigenous Literature Anita Heiss 2003 multi chapter work criticism ; Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent Jukuna Mona Chuguna Pat Lowe Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography ; Very Big Journey : My Life as I Remember It Hilda Jarman Muir 2004 single work autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography ; Mongrel Signatures : Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo 2003 anthology criticism ; The Station at Austin Downs : One Family's Adventure on the Land Jo Jackson King 2004 single work autobiography ; Down to the Sea : A True Saga of an Australian Fishing Dynasty John Little 2004 single work biography ; Tanami : On Foot Across Australia's Desert Heart Kieran Kelly 2003 single work autobiography ; Great Australian Droving Stories Bill Marsh 2003 selected work short story ; Great Australian Drinking Stories 2003 anthology short story prose ; James Stirling : Admiral and Founding Governor of Western Australia Pamela Statham-Drew 2003 single work biography ; About Face : Asian Accounts of Australia Alison Broinowski 2003 single work criticism ; Chinese Women and the Global Village : An Australian Site Jan Ryan 2003 single work prose ; Semar's Cave : An Indonesian Journal John Mateer 2004 single work prose ; Life and Death in the Age of Sail : The Passage to Australia Robin Haines 2003 single work non-fiction ; The Girl from Botany Bay : The True Story of Mary Broad and Her Extraordinary Escape Carolly Erickson 2004 single work biography ; Legacies of White Australia : Race, Culture and Nation 2003 anthology essay ; The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003 anthology essay autobiography interview prose review obituary ; Death Sentence : The Decay of Public Language Don Watson 2003 single work prose ; Great Australian Fishing Stories Paul Benjamin Kidd 2003 selected work short story
Untitled Rosemary van den Berg , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2004; (p. 118-119)

— Review of Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
Paperbacks Veronica Sen , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 12 October 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Women on the Rocks : A Tale of Two Convicts Kristin Williamson 2003 single work novel ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography ; Blackwattle Road Ann Charlton 2003 single work novel ; Raymond's Medal : The Recollections of a Decorated General Assistant in Rural Australia Graham Jackson 2003 single work novel
Memoir Anne Susskind , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 November vol. 121 no. 6399 2003; (p. 68)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-28 December 2003; (p. 25)

— Review of The Adventures of Barry Crocker : Bazza Barry Crocker 2003 single work autobiography ; The River Patrice Newell 2003 single work prose autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
Paperbacks Veronica Sen , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 12 October 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Women on the Rocks : A Tale of Two Convicts Kristin Williamson 2003 single work novel ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography ; Blackwattle Road Ann Charlton 2003 single work novel ; Raymond's Medal : The Recollections of a Decorated General Assistant in Rural Australia Graham Jackson 2003 single work novel
Memoir Anne Susskind , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 18 November vol. 121 no. 6399 2003; (p. 68)

— Review of Take Me to Paris, Johnny John Foster 1993 single work autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 26-28 December 2003; (p. 25)

— Review of The Adventures of Barry Crocker : Bazza Barry Crocker 2003 single work autobiography ; The River Patrice Newell 2003 single work prose autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
Across Racial Boundaries Graham Seal , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 20 March 2004; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
Untitled Fiona Probyn , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , March no. 22 2004;

— Review of Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
Untitled Kaye Price , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2004; (p. 119-121)

— Review of Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
The Need to Belong : Non-Fiction Publishing in Australia, 2003-2004 Richard Rossiter , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 96-114)

— Review of Island and Otherland : Christopher Koch and His Books Noel Henricksen 2003 single work criticism ; The Diaries of Donald Friend. Volume 2 Donald Friend 2003 selected work diary ; The Diaries of Miles Franklin Miles Franklin 2004 selected work diary ; Can I Call You Colin? : The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele Stephany Steggall 2004 single work biography ; The Sparrow Garden Marianna Lacek (translator), Peter Skrzynecki 2004 single work autobiography ; Minerva's Owl Excerpts from Exile Niqi Thomas 2003 single work biography ; Inside Out : An Autobiography Robert Adamson 2004 single work autobiography ; Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty 2003 single work autobiography ; Bud : A Life Charles Tingwell Peter Wilmoth 2004 single work autobiography ; Dhuuluu-Yala : To Talk Straight : Publishing Indigenous Literature Anita Heiss 2003 multi chapter work criticism ; Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent Jukuna Mona Chuguna Pat Lowe Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography ; Very Big Journey : My Life as I Remember It Hilda Jarman Muir 2004 single work autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography ; Mongrel Signatures : Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo 2003 anthology criticism ; The Station at Austin Downs : One Family's Adventure on the Land Jo Jackson King 2004 single work autobiography ; Down to the Sea : A True Saga of an Australian Fishing Dynasty John Little 2004 single work biography ; Tanami : On Foot Across Australia's Desert Heart Kieran Kelly 2003 single work autobiography ; Great Australian Droving Stories Bill Marsh 2003 selected work short story ; Great Australian Drinking Stories 2003 anthology short story prose ; James Stirling : Admiral and Founding Governor of Western Australia Pamela Statham-Drew 2003 single work biography ; About Face : Asian Accounts of Australia Alison Broinowski 2003 single work criticism ; Chinese Women and the Global Village : An Australian Site Jan Ryan 2003 single work prose ; Semar's Cave : An Indonesian Journal John Mateer 2004 single work prose ; Life and Death in the Age of Sail : The Passage to Australia Robin Haines 2003 single work non-fiction ; The Girl from Botany Bay : The True Story of Mary Broad and Her Extraordinary Escape Carolly Erickson 2004 single work biography ; Legacies of White Australia : Race, Culture and Nation 2003 anthology essay ; The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003 anthology essay autobiography interview prose review obituary ; Death Sentence : The Decay of Public Language Don Watson 2003 single work prose ; Great Australian Fishing Stories Paul Benjamin Kidd 2003 selected work short story
Untitled Rosemary van den Berg , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2004; (p. 118-119)

— Review of Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
Love Prevails Over Legal Restrictions Marilyn Strelau , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , June vol. 19 no. 1 2005; (p. 110-111)

— Review of Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane 2003 single work biography
Indigenous Life Stories Jennifer Jones , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 1 no. 2 2004; (p. 209-218)
Joint Winners of Stanner Award 2006 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 15 March no. 371 2006; (p. 31)
Kin-fused Reconciliation : Bringing Them Home, Bringing Us Home Fiona Probyn , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Humanities Review , August no. 42 2007;
'Fiona Probyn-Rapsey discusses the biopolitical management of Indigenous people within the contemporary nation through an analysis of white liberal discourse on Reconciliation. She looks specifically at the image of the nation as family and the pedagogic nationalist argument for extending the "white" family to include Aboriginal kin and to "bind Aboriginality to whiteness". She analyses how a wide range of Indigenous life narratives (including those by Morgan, Russell, Pilkington-Garimara, Lalor, Scott and Brown, Kinnane, Simon and Randall) describe familial relations between white and Indigenous family members. She argues, in her formulation of the phrase "kin-fused Reconciliation", that a liberal "extended family" model of the Nation is potentially assimilationist' (Anne Brewster and Fiona Probyn-Rapsey, Introduction).
Archival Salvage : History’s Reef and the Wreck of the Historical Novel A. Frances Johnson , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , Special Issue vol. 11 no. 1 2011; (p. 1-21)
'In recent years debates about the ethics of portraying Indigenous subjects and subject matter have almost been superseded by circular debates about 'true' Australian history and who has the right to tell it. This has been disappointing in a context of the morally and formally imaginative speculations of historians such as Tom Griffiths, Fiona Paisley, Stephen Kinnane and Greg Dening, and also in a context of Indigenous studies Professor Marcia Langton's evidently too-hopeful calls for the activation of a shared cultural space. But as this local debate has become more heated, more public, the oddest spectacle of all in recent years was the recent lambasting of historical novelists.

Novelist Kate Grenville was a particular target of attack. Notable historians such as Mark McKenna, John Hirst and Inga Clendinnen vociferously condemned dramatic accounts of the past as anachronistic, unethical and, most curious of all in relation to the fictioneer's job description, untrue. I revisit the 'history wars' stoush to argue that these historians overlooked the suasion of broader, local political battles to determine and culturally enshrine particular narratives of Australian pasts; I argue that they also eschewed the linguistic turn of postmodernism and the contributions made therein by prominent historical scholars in their own field such as Hayden White and Dominic LaCapra. The paper finally shows how Grenville, Kim Scott and other novelists have engaged with colonial archival materials, deploying particular narrative techniques that enable them to generate compelling postcolonial dramatisations of colonial pasts. (Author's abstract)
Tracking Precarious Lives in Stephen Kinnane’s Shadow Lines Martina Horakova , 2013 single work criticism essay
— Appears in: The Journal of the European Association for Studies of Australia , vol. 4 no. 1 2013; (p. 130-142)

'Stephen Kinnane’s Shadow Lines (2003) pertains to the genre of Indigenous

inter-generational life writing in which the younger generation of Indigenous writers substitutes white editors in recording the lives and memories of their own families and community elders, thus seizing a greater amount of control over the representations of Australian Indigenetiy. Kinnane extends the genre by appropriating the tools of colonial domination, most notably the archive, and by inscribing, in a self-reflective way, his own subjectivity in the text. As a result,Shadow Lines is a multilayered narrative that presents a functional and ontented interracial marriage and family life of Kinnane’s grandparents, as a wayof counteracting the close regulation and policing of Aboriginality in the early twentieth-century Western Australia. In addition,Kinnane juxtaposes the archival materials to other sources of information, mostly the orally transmitted memories of relatives and friends, thus reclaiming the agency of his ancestors and providing a truthful representation of their lives and the lives of the local Indigenous community.' (Source: abstract)

Fever in the Archive Anna Haebich , single work criticism
— Appears in: Humanities Australia , no. 5 2014; (p. 23-35)

Anna Haebich investigates how the West Australian Department of Indigenous Affairs archives (1898-1972) have been utilised by Indigenous writers/researchers.

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