y Western Australian Writing : An Online Anthology anthology   poetry   autobiography   biography   correspondence   essay   extract   prose   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2003 2003
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* Contents derived from the Nedlands, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: University of Western Australia Library , AustLit: The Australian Literature Resource , 2003 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Blue Hull and Bottlebrushi"It is raining still,", Alan Alexander , 1991 single work poetry
Faithful Unto Death : An Original Tale, A Perth Youth , 1876 single work short story
Mount Elizai"On Mount Eliza's gently-swelling height", 1835 single work poetry
O'er a Native's Gravei"Poor child of earth - The rising sun,", Acaster , 1871 single work poetry
Climbing Bluff Knolli"My head peeks from the lattice:", Alan Alexander , 1990 single work poetry
Noisy Scrub Birdi"Net is well spread, but the bird eludes it", Alan Alexander , 1990 single work poetry
A New Songi"The Convicts are coming - oho! oho!", 1849 single work poetry humour
A Swan River Ecloguei"Though the classical bards, to cajole us,", Anonymous , 1830 single work poetry
Ode to West Australiai"Land of Forrests, fleas and flies,", The Boulder Bard , 1899 single work poetry
My Swag and Ii"When I tramp forth attended by", John Philip Bourke , 1906 single work poetry
Soaker Smithi"They tell no tale lugubrious", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry
When I Am Deadi"When I am dead", John Philip Bourke , 1915 single work poetry
Legend of the Yaa Yaa-rrs, the Little People, Josie Boyle , 2000 single work prose Indigenous story
A Message from Moscow : Saint Mark's Evei"In a park in Perth,", Barbara Brandt , 1992 single work poetry
Matinsi"Listen a moment to the warbling birds,", Elizabeth Deborah Brockman , 1915 single work poetry
On Receiving from England a Bunch of Dried Wild Flowersi"Pale Ghosts! of fragrant things that grew among", Elizabeth Deborah Brockman , 1915 single work poetry
Requiescat In Pacei"Since all that is mere dust in me shall die,", Elizabeth Deborah Brockman , 1915 single work poetry
Through the Woodsi"The Spring has lent a softer, brighter hue", Elizabeth Deborah Brockman , 1915 single work poetry
To England Ministeringi"Thine be the meed of deep humanity,", Elizabeth Deborah Brockman , 1915 single work poetry
Fringedweller, Robert Bropho , 1980 single work autobiography

'Fringedweller describes the life of Robert Bropho, but as well that of nearly all Aboriginals in Australia. They live on the fringes of large and small communities in all the states under conditions of deprivation and almost unimaginable humiliation. Robert Bropho in this work takes us with him across the length and breadth of Australia, from Broome in the Kimberleys to the outskirts of Perth, to Ceduna in South Australia, and to Alice Springs and beyond in the centre. We experience what it is like to be an Aborigine, and we learn how they react to their circumstances and to the white people, and white officialdom, with whom they have to deal, and who have the power to decide the most detailed conditions of their lives. Bropho lives and breathes the wrongs of his people, and in this book we are able to grasp how such a man, with utter singleness of purpose, pleads cajoles and, sometimes, threatens, in order to bring their condition to the attention to their fellow white Australians. It is not a unique life, but what is exceptional is that for the first time we have the story told in the unembellished often ungrammatical words of one such sufferer. The book is, consequently unlike any other. The problem, Bropho says, won't go away - "We'll always be here, more numerous than ever". (Source: Inside cover)

Section: Chapter 11.

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