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y Consuming Reality selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 1998 1998
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Notes

  • Dedication: This dedication is to a person that helped me through the heartaches, pains and joys of my life. This woman has been a fighter of always and has never given up no matter what obstacles were put in front of her. She gave me strength, guidance and understanding of my own identity and spirituality. She is a true believer of the struggles of Aboriginal people and to keep culture strong in the hearts of our children. This woman has a gift and knowledge which is of no comparison to any person I know.

    I dedicate this book to My Big Tidda, Cheryl Buchanan, thank you for helping my dream come true and I love you. To my mother and all my family, you hold a special place in my life. My daughter, who will grow strong, black and beautiful. My grandmother I have never seen, but I know she still walks with us every day.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Coominya, Lowood area, Esk - Lowood - Toogoolawah area, Rosewood - Laidley - Gatton area, South East Queensland, Queensland,: Cheryl Buchanan , 1998 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Abusei"Innocence taken as a child, made murri child grow reckless and wild", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 5)
Aunty Winniei"I remember as a young girl her pick me and others out of the gutters", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 6-7)
A.T.S.I.C.i"Hey I'm Black I work for ATSIC", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 8)
Burrii"Burri ripped through my sisters heart", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 9)
Note: Author note: Burri, aboriginal word for fire
Biagai"My life was so alone until the 10th of May, 1989", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 10-11)
Biaga Kowinka Sylvea Buchanani"You are the beauty of this earth", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 13)
Chris Griffini"It is hard to find people who understand", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 14)
Captain Cook Tooki"Lots of Cultural heritage slowly lost.", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 15)
Cunnamullai"Landscapes cracked grass so brown", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 17)
Century Zinci"Native title is prostitution of our land", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 18)
Departingi"My emotions are starting to take over my heart", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 19)
Drowningi"We are all trying to keep our head above water", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 20)
Dedication: Aunty Irisi"We cry, we mourn time after time", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 21)
Day They Locked Up Lorenzo Ervini"This innocent man only came to give positive insight", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 22-23)
Desecration of a Nationi"Write up in the paper 26th January 1988 a time to celebrate", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 24-25)
Dedication: Phillip and Christinei"Strumming a guitar or mucking around Phillip always made me smile", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 26)
Dedication: Paul Pryori"I constantly sit and wonder why are our spirits blue", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 27)
Deaths in Custodyi"Never speaking from experience, just knowing our brothers aren't taking life,", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 29)
Dreamtime Realityi"As I sit in the bush inhaling the whistling breeze", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 31)
Domestic Violence Oh Why! No More!i"She sits there crying with eyes searching for an answer", Michelle Buchanan , 1998 single work poetry (p. 32-33)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Coominya, Lowood area, Esk - Lowood - Toogoolawah area, Rosewood - Laidley - Gatton area, South East Queensland, Queensland,: Cheryl Buchanan , 1998 .
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      Extent: 160p.
      Description: illus. (b & w)
      Note/s:
      • Foreword by Cheryl Buchanan.
      • Artwork by Gnarnayarrahe Inmurry Waitairie, Nefertiti Fogarty who works under the name of Mooncoo and Kargun Fogarty who works under the name of Mooi.
      • Publisher's Note: MURRIE COO-EE is an Aboriginal Initiative that began in 1983, to communicate cultural and spiritual identity through books, art and ultimately, an independent self-managed community in the bush. Today, MURRIE COO-EE continues to strive for this aim, by producing books etc. of high standing, which reflect the strength of Aboriginality.
      ISBN: 1875441026 (pbk), 9781875441020

Works about this Work

BlackWords : Writers on Identity Anita Heiss , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014; The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 2)
'In the 1960s Oodgeroo Noonuccal (then Kath Walker) hit the literary limelight as Australia’s first published ‘Aboriginal poet’ and since then Aboriginal writers have used their work as a form of self-definition and to defend our rights to our identity. Many authors are inspired by the need to redress historical government definitions of Aboriginality, to reclaim pride in First Nation status, to explain the diversity of Aboriginal experience, and to demonstrate the realities and complexities of ‘being Aboriginal’ in the 21st century.' (Author's introduction)
BlackWords : Writers on Identity Anita Heiss , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014; The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 2)
'In the 1960s Oodgeroo Noonuccal (then Kath Walker) hit the literary limelight as Australia’s first published ‘Aboriginal poet’ and since then Aboriginal writers have used their work as a form of self-definition and to defend our rights to our identity. Many authors are inspired by the need to redress historical government definitions of Aboriginality, to reclaim pride in First Nation status, to explain the diversity of Aboriginal experience, and to demonstrate the realities and complexities of ‘being Aboriginal’ in the 21st century.' (Author's introduction)
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