Goulburn Island Song Cycle sequence   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1976 1976
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The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 12 i "They seize the young girls of the western tribes, with their swaying", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 59) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 29) The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986; (p. 328-329) The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1996; (p. 335) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 420)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 4 i "Take clay and coloured ochres, and put them on!", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 17) Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 53) The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature 1990; (p. 81-82) North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature 1991; (p. 194) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 416)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 3 i "Get the clapping sticks and the didjeridu, for we feel the urge for enjoyment.", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 16-17) Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 52-53) The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature 1990; (p. 81) North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature 1991; (p. 194) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 415-416)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 27 i "With its keen eyes, the gull saw the small tracks of the mice,", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 71) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 48) The Oxford Book of Australian Love Poems 1993; (p. 213) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 424)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 11 i "They saw the young girls twisting their strings, Goulburn Island", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 59) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 28) The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986; (p. 328) The Oxford Book of Australian Love Poems 1993; (p. 212-213) The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1996; (p. 334-335) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 419)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 13 i "Ejaculating into their vaginas -- young girls of the western tribes.", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 60) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 31) The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986; (p. 329) The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1996; (p. 335-336) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 420)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 10 i "The bird saw the young Burara girls, twisting their strings, making string figures.", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 58) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 27) The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1986; (p. 327-238) The New Oxford Book of Australian Verse 1996; (p. 334) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 419)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 26 i "The seagull flaps its wings, flying along; it is always there, in the west, at the place of the Red Egg...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 70-71) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 47) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 424)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 25 i "Water flows among the cabbage palm foliage,", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 70) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 45)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 24 i "Wind rustles the foliage of the cabbage palms, leaves stained with semen...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 69) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 44-45)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 23 i "The strong wind comes close, tossing the branches...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 68-69) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 43-44)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 22 i "The 'swallow' approaches, flying through the west wind and the rain clouds.", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 68) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 41-43) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 423-424)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 21 i "The tongues of the Lightning Snake flicker and twist, one to the other...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 67) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 41) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 423)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 20 i "Thunder rolls along the bottom of the clouds, at the wide expanse of water...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 66-67) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 39-40)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 19 i "From those fighting clubs, assembled in rows, come the western clouds...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 66) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 39)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 18 i "They take the fighting clubs, standing them upright...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 37) Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 65) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 422-423)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 17 i "The pheasant cries out from the door of its nest...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 36-37) Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 64-65) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 422)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 16 i "Get the spears, for we feel like playing!", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 35-36) Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 64) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 422)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 15 i "They talked together, we heard them speaking the western language:", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 35) Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 63-64) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 421-422)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 14 i "Blood is running down from the men's penes, men from Goulburn Islands...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 61) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 32) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 421)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 9 i "Girls take up their strings, to make 'cat's-cradles', girls from the Burara and Gunwinggu tribes...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 57) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 24-25) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 418-419)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 8 i "Preparing strips of pandanus leaf, making the ball bags...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 56) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 23-24) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 417-418)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 7 i "Hang up the basket, the padded fighting bag: put it onto the post,", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 55-56) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 21-23) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 417)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 6 i "They have thrown aside their branches: the wind flings them into the cabbage palm foliage...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 55) Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 20-21) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 416-417)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 5 i "They grasp the padded fighting-bags, holding them in their mouths...", Ronald M. Berndt , 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 19-20) Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 54) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 416)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 2 i "There is framework, the rafters and door of the hut.", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt (translator), 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 13-15) Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 50-51) North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature 1991; (p. 193) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 414-415)
The Goulburn Island Song Cycle : Song 1 i "Erecting forked sticks and rafters, posts for the floor, making the roof of the hut like a sea-eagle's nest:", Gumaitj Tribe , Ronald M. Berndt (translator), 1976 single work poetry
— Appears in: Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry 1976; (p. 11-12) Love Songs of Arnhem Land 1976; (p. 49) North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature 1991; (p. 192) Australian Poetry Since 1788 2011; (p. 414)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Three Faces of Love : Traditional Aboriginal Song-Poetry Ronald M. Berndt , West Melbourne : Nelson , 1976 Z149097 1976 selected work poetry criticism West Melbourne : Nelson , 1976 pg. 11-48
    Note: Subtitled 'The Social Face of Love'.
  • Appears in:
    y Love Songs of Arnhem Land Ronald M. Berndt , Ronald M. Berndt (translator), Melbourne : Nelson , 1976 Z1402347 1976 anthology poetry Melbourne : Nelson , 1976 pg. 49-71
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Poetry Since 1788 Geoffrey Lehmann (editor), Robert Gray (editor), Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 Z1803846 2011 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) 'A good poem is one that the world can’t forget or is delighted to rediscover. This landmark anthology of Australian poetry, edited by two of Australia’s foremost poets, Geoffrey Lehmann and Robert Gray, contains such poems. It is the first of its kind for Australia and promises to become a classic. Included here are Australia’s major poets, and lesser-known but equally affecting ones, and all manifestations of Australian poetry since 1788, from concrete poems to prose poems, from the cerebral to the naïve, from the humorous to the confessional, and from formal to free verse. Translations of some striking Aboriginal song poems are one of the high points. Containing over 1000 poems from 170 Australian poets, as well as short critical biographies, this careful reevaluation of Australian poetry makes this a superb book that can be read and enjoyed over a lifetime.' (From the publisher's website.) Sydney : University of New South Wales Press , 2011 pg. 414-424
    Note: Contains Songs 1-18, 21-22, 26-27.
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