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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

[Review Essay] Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling 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, with the assistance of Sue Anderson, tells her story with such a strong presence of personal voice it almost seems like you are sitting with her — not reading her words but hearing them. It is that human voice and the very personal relating of the direct effect on Ngarrindjeri lives, of Australian politics and policies most Australians only know about from sensationalist headlines that draws the reader into Kartinyeri’s story. This story covers every experience a Ngarrindjeri woman can go through living on a mission under ‘The Act’,1 from her removal from family into an institution, to the recent Machiavellian drama that was the Hindmarsh Island bridge issue.' (Introduction)

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)
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
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
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
[Review Essay] Doreen Kartinyeri : My Ngarrindjeri Calling 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, with the assistance of Sue Anderson, tells her story with such a strong presence of personal voice it almost seems like you are sitting with her — not reading her words but hearing them. It is that human voice and the very personal relating of the direct effect on Ngarrindjeri lives, of Australian politics and policies most Australians only know about from sensationalist headlines that draws the reader into Kartinyeri’s story. This story covers every experience a Ngarrindjeri woman can go through living on a mission under ‘The Act’,1 from her removal from family into an institution, to the recent Machiavellian drama that was the Hindmarsh Island bridge issue.' (Introduction)

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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