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y Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2008 2008
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'Lies, Lies, Lies shouted the newspaper headlines following the Royal Commission decision into building the Hindmarsh Island Bridge. Doreen Kartinyeri, key Ngarrindjeri spokeswoman, was devastated. How could whitefella law fail to protect Aboriginal women's sites? Against a backdrop of abuse, threats and ill-health, Kartinyeri fought back. In 2001 the HREOC Inquiry vindicated the women...

Although poorly schooled in formal terms, Kartinyeri was a tenacious researcher. Her sharp memory allowed her to piece together histories and genealogies and she helped reunite members of the stolen generations.

Doreen Kartinyeri was a female warrior, dedicated to upholding and protecting Ngarrindjeri law. Here she reveals a deep-set desire for social justice, fuelled by passionate love and anger. Her wit and humour abound, while her integrity and sense of justice are inspirational.' Source: Publisher's blurb

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 2008 .
      4301787469442483444.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: xiii, 232p.
      Description: illus., ports, map, geneal. table
      ISBN: 9780855756598

Works about this Work

Knowing and Not Knowing : The Ngarrindjeri Dilemma Tim Rowse , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , December vol. 7 no. 3 2010; (p. 245-258)
'Doreen Kartinyeri (1935-2007) was an Aboriginal historian, in particular, a genealogist of several regions and lineages in South Australia. In her posthumously published autobiography she evokes the tensions between two orders of knowledge that were mobilised when she wrote things down. Written genealogy, drawing on oral, scientific and bureaucratic sources, was sometimes in tension with Indigenous strategies of forgetting and silence. And her inscription of secret/sacred Law - a tactic intended to mobilise the state's defence of 'Aboriginal heritage' - was intensely controversial among both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. In this reading of Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling, I highlight the author's attempts at resolving these tensions -metaphorically (her body) and ethically (her conception of the interests of future generations).' (Author's abstract p. 245)
Book Review Barbara Paulson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2010; (p. 120-121)

— Review of Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri Sue Anderson 2008 single work autobiography
Book Notes Kate Darian-Smith , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , September vol. 40 no. 3 2009; (p. 394)

— Review of Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri Sue Anderson 2008 single work autobiography
Doreen Kartinyeri: My Ngarrindjeri Calling : Book Review Margaret Simons , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , no. 33 2009; (p. 299-301)

— Review of Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri Sue Anderson 2008 single work autobiography
Stories of Our Times Patrick Allington , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 June 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature 2008 anthology poetry drama prose correspondence criticism extract ; Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri Sue Anderson 2008 single work autobiography
Woman's Brave Fight To Save Beloved Island 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 7 May no. 425 2008; (p. 48)

— Review of Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri Sue Anderson 2008 single work autobiography
My Ngarrindjeri Calling Marie Porter , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 20 no. 2 2008;

— Review of Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri Sue Anderson 2008 single work autobiography
Stories of Our Times Patrick Allington , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 7 June 2008; (p. 12)

— Review of Macquarie PEN Anthology of Aboriginal Literature 2008 anthology poetry drama prose correspondence criticism extract ; Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri Sue Anderson 2008 single work autobiography
Woman's Brave Fight To Save Beloved Island 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 7 May no. 425 2008; (p. 48)

— Review of Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri Sue Anderson 2008 single work autobiography
Book Notes Kate Darian-Smith , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Historical Studies , September vol. 40 no. 3 2009; (p. 394)

— Review of Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri Sue Anderson 2008 single work autobiography
My Ngarrindjeri Calling Marie Porter , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 20 no. 2 2008;

— Review of Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri Sue Anderson 2008 single work autobiography
Book Review Barbara Paulson , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2010; (p. 120-121)

— Review of Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri Sue Anderson 2008 single work autobiography
Doreen Kartinyeri: My Ngarrindjeri Calling : Book Review Margaret Simons , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , no. 33 2009; (p. 299-301)

— Review of Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling Doreen Kartinyeri Sue Anderson 2008 single work autobiography
Knowing and Not Knowing : The Ngarrindjeri Dilemma Tim Rowse , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , December vol. 7 no. 3 2010; (p. 245-258)
'Doreen Kartinyeri (1935-2007) was an Aboriginal historian, in particular, a genealogist of several regions and lineages in South Australia. In her posthumously published autobiography she evokes the tensions between two orders of knowledge that were mobilised when she wrote things down. Written genealogy, drawing on oral, scientific and bureaucratic sources, was sometimes in tension with Indigenous strategies of forgetting and silence. And her inscription of secret/sacred Law - a tactic intended to mobilise the state's defence of 'Aboriginal heritage' - was intensely controversial among both Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. In this reading of Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling, I highlight the author's attempts at resolving these tensions -metaphorically (her body) and ethically (her conception of the interests of future generations).' (Author's abstract p. 245)
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