Cover image by Khi-Lee Thorpe (image courtesy the editor).
y Life in Gadigal Country anthology   prose   poetry   essay  
Issue Details: First known date: 2002 2002
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'Life In Gadigal Country is the first anthology of writing published by Gadigal Information Service, and a tribute to the Gadigal peoples of Sydney.'

'The book is a collection of writings of some of the strongest political voices, by some of the most promising cotemporary writers, about some of the most significant issues that have faced the first peoples of the country known as Gadigal Country, since the process of colonisation began in 1788.' (Source: Anita Heiss website)

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Gadigal Information Service , 2002 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
An Introduction to the Aboriginal People and Place of Gadigal Country, Anita Heiss , 2002 single work essay
Overview of traditional owners and life before and just after contact.
(p. 8-19)
Cultural Signposts : Whose Heritage Is Protected Anyway?, Brenda Croft , 2002 single work life story (p. 20-27)
Wuganmagulya (Farm Cove), Brenda Croft , 2002 single work essay

'Sydney is a place of many histories, some acknowledged, others hidden. The multi-layered Indigenous histories of Warrang (today, Sydney) are seldom heard...'

(p. 28-31)
Chardonnay Seti"Dressed to the nines", Kate Gilbert , 2002 single work poetry (p. 32)
Another Night at the Bourbon and Beefsteaki"I go out in your town", Kate Gilbert , 2002 single work poetry (p. 33)
Colour Blind, Nancia Guivarra , 2002 single work essay
'Upstairs in the tiny, olive green, iner city terrance house, Angela was eavesdropping on Brendan's conversation. His face was partly covered by his mobile phone and he looked distraught as he breathed into it...'
(p. 34-40)
Terraist Manifesto, Gordon Hookey , 2002 single work prose (p. 41-47)
Surviving in the Big City, Terri Janke , 2002 single work prose
'In second grade we have to do a school project. We sketch men in blue, with yellow hair. We colour in black balls and attached they to their feet with chains...'
(p. 48-52)
Boomalli - to Strike, to Make a Mark, Jonathan Jones , 2002 single work essay
'Since the inception of Boomalli Aboriginal Artists Co-operative Ltd in 1987, the organisation has continued to live up to the meaning of it's name, that is to strike, to make a mark...'
(p. 53-64)
The Big Smoke, Ruby Langford Ginibi , 2002 single work life story
'In 1949 my father brought me and my sister Gwen to the city of Sydney, the 'Big Smoke' we bush people called it...'
(p. 65-67)
Cadi Jam Ora - First Encounters, John Richard Lennis , 2002 single work essay
'Cadi Jam Ora - First Encounters' represents not only a significant new direction for the Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, but it is also one of the first attempts in the world by a botanic garden to place Indigenous and modern cultures into the perspective of their immediate environment...'
(p. 68-72)
Let's Get It Right (with Apologises to W.H. Auden)i"Let's get it what?", Melissa Lucashenko , 2002 single work prose (p. 73-74)
The 1988 Bicentennial March, Lorraine McGee-Sippel , 2002 single work prose (p. 75-77)
Introduced Speciesi"You come upon our shore", Lorraine McGee-Sippel , 1996 single work poetry (p. 77)
Sydney Real Estate : For Salei"Bennelong:", Brenda Saunders , 2002 single work poetry (p. 85-86)
Visitorsi"I sit here across from you.", Kerry Reed-Gilbert , 2002 single work poetry (p. 87-88)
Sydneyi"Sydney, what can I say,", Kerry Reed-Gilbert , 1996 single work poetry (p. 89)
The Streets of Sydneyi"Lipstick and nails, high heels and stockings", Kerry Reed-Gilbert , 2002 single work poetry (p. 90)
Do You Know?i"You ask me for my knowledge.", Kerry Reed-Gilbert , 2002 single work poetry (p. 91-92)
Home Timei"I know you tire of dreary long-distant phone calls,", Kerry Reed-Gilbert , 2002 single work poetry (p. 93)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

BlackWords: Writers on Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 3)

In this essay Heiss not only illustrates the breakdown of stereotypes of what Indigenous relationship with land is, but she showcases the wealth of literature being penned nationally by writers who express the diversity of their experiences of 'country'. Whether it be their traditional lands, places they have chosen to relocate to; those that they or their families were removed to; places that people call home and/or connect to; and those who embrace a physical landscape. An historical, social and political space that renders them specifically and culturally significant to individuals, families and community.

BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collecively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

BlackWords: Writers on Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 3)

In this essay Heiss not only illustrates the breakdown of stereotypes of what Indigenous relationship with land is, but she showcases the wealth of literature being penned nationally by writers who express the diversity of their experiences of 'country'. Whether it be their traditional lands, places they have chosen to relocate to; those that they or their families were removed to; places that people call home and/or connect to; and those who embrace a physical landscape. An historical, social and political space that renders them specifically and culturally significant to individuals, families and community.

BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collecively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

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