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Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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'Convincing Ground pulses with love of country. In this powerful, lyrical and passionate new work Bruce Pascoe asks us to fully acknowledge our past and the way those actions continue to influence our nation today, both physically and intellectually. Convincing Ground resonates with ongoing debates about identity, dispossession, memory and community. Pascoe has written Convincing Ground for all Australians, as an antidote to the great Australian inability to deal respectfully with the nation's constructed Indigenous past' (Publishers blurb)

Notes

  • Author's note: This is not a history, it's an incitement.
  • Dedication: for the Australians.
  • Comprises twenty separately titled chapters:

    One: Frank is Dead

    Two: History, How it Starts

    Three: The Lakes

    Four: Lady Macbeth's Clean Hands

    Five: the Lie of the Land

    Six: The Psychology of the Frontier

    Seven: Brave Explorers

    Eight: Lake Corangamite

    Nine: The Raised Sword

    Ten: The Great Australian Forge

    Eleven: The Great Australian Face

    Twelve: Golden Boy

    Thirteen: Don't Mention the War

    Fourteen: The Language of War

    Fifteen: The Language of Resistance

    Sixteen: Native Born

    Seventeen: True Hunter

    Eighteen: Germaine to the Problem

    Nineteen: The Whispering Land

    Twenty: Elbows on the Bar

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

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 2007 .
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      Image courtesy of Publisher website
      Extent: x, 302p., [2] leaves of platesp.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      Description: col. illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Includes three appendices: Wathaurong Language Sample and Map, Place Names of the Geelong-Ballarat Region, and Jillong Timeline.
      • Includes index.
      • Includes bibliography: p. 282-290.
      ISBN: 9780855755492 (pbk.), 0855756942

Works about this Work

Rearranging the Dead Cat Bruce Pascoe , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 2 2011; (p. 14-23)
The Unbearable (Im)Possibility of Belonging : Andrew McGahan’s The White Earth Martina Horakova , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 109-128)
This chapter explores ‘the ‘postcolonial uncertainty’ of settler belonging from the purely outsider’s perspective of someone who does not live in Australia but is nevertheless intrigued by the apparently disturbing dilemma of non-Indigenous Australians attempting to articulate a fulfilling relationship to their land.’ (p 110)
Miners and Indigenes : Poles Apart in the Tropics and the Tundra Tony Smith , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: AQ : Australian Quarterly , January-February vol. 81 no. 1 2009; (p. 33-36)

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose ; Carpentaria Alexis Wright 2006 single work novel ; White Bird Black Bird Valdemar Robert Wake 2008 single work novel
Untitled Fiona Jean Nicoll , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June vol. 33 no. 2 2009; (p. 245-247)

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
Seeing the Forest and the Trees John Blay , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , February vol. 3 no. 1 2008; (p. 9-10)

— Review of A Million Wild Acres : 200 Years of Man and an Australian Forest Eric Rolls 1981 single work non-fiction ; Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
Who the Hell Are We Martin Crotty , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 - 7 October 2007; (p. 18-19)
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 July 2007; (p. 35)

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
Book Tells of Wars of Blood Reko Rennie-Gwaybilla , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 12 September no. 409 2007; (p. 33)

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
Pascoe invites readers to take a personal journey through his lands and find out about the true history of war and resistance.
The First Poet of His People Barry Dickins , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 189 2007; (p. 88)

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
The Pointed Review Larissa Behrendt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 29 November vol. 6 no. 143 2007; (p. 30)

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
Untitled Paul Burns , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 7 2007;

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 14-15 July 2007; (p. 35)

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
Book Tells of Wars of Blood Reko Rennie-Gwaybilla , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 12 September no. 409 2007; (p. 33)

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
Pascoe invites readers to take a personal journey through his lands and find out about the true history of war and resistance.
The First Poet of His People Barry Dickins , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 189 2007; (p. 88)

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
The Pointed Review Larissa Behrendt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 29 November vol. 6 no. 143 2007; (p. 30)

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
Seeing the Forest and the Trees John Blay , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian Literary Review , February vol. 3 no. 1 2008; (p. 9-10)

— Review of A Million Wild Acres : 200 Years of Man and an Australian Forest Eric Rolls 1981 single work non-fiction ; Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
Miners and Indigenes : Poles Apart in the Tropics and the Tundra Tony Smith , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: AQ : Australian Quarterly , January-February vol. 81 no. 1 2009; (p. 33-36)

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose ; Carpentaria Alexis Wright 2006 single work novel ; White Bird Black Bird Valdemar Robert Wake 2008 single work novel
Untitled Fiona Jean Nicoll , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , June vol. 33 no. 2 2009; (p. 245-247)

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
Untitled Paul Burns , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 2 no. 7 2007;

— Review of Convincing Ground : Learning to Fall in Love with Your Country Bruce Pascoe 2007 single work prose
Who the Hell Are We Martin Crotty , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 6 - 7 October 2007; (p. 18-19)
The Unbearable (Im)Possibility of Belonging : Andrew McGahan’s The White Earth Martina Horakova , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Postcolonial Issues in Australian Literature 2010; (p. 109-128)
This chapter explores ‘the ‘postcolonial uncertainty’ of settler belonging from the purely outsider’s perspective of someone who does not live in Australia but is nevertheless intrigued by the apparently disturbing dilemma of non-Indigenous Australians attempting to articulate a fulfilling relationship to their land.’ (p 110)
Rearranging the Dead Cat Bruce Pascoe , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 2 2011; (p. 14-23)
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