Up from the Mission : Introduction single work   prose  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Up from the Mission : Selected Writings Noel Pearson , Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2009 Z1585263 2009 selected work autobiography biography prose (taught in 1 units)

    'Up from the Mission charts the life and thought of Noel Pearson, from his early days as a native title lawyer to his position today as one of Australia's most influential figures.

    'This is writing of great passion and power, which introduces a fascinating man and a compelling writer. Many of the pieces included have been hard to find until now. Gathered together in a cohesive, broad-ranging book, they show a key Australian thinker coming into being.

    'Pearson evokes his early life in Hope Vale, Queensland. He includes sections of his epoch-making essay Our Right To Take Responsibility, which exposed the trap of passive welfare and proposed new ways forward. There are pieces on the apology; on Barack Obama and black leadership; on Australian party politics - Keating, Howard and Rudd; and on alcoholism, despair and what can be done to mend Aboriginal communities that have fallen apart.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2009
  • Appears in:
    y The Best Australian Essays 2009 Robyn Davidson (editor), Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2009 Z1656297 2009 anthology essay column prose autobiography criticism (taught in 2 units) Melbourne : Black Inc. , 2009 pg. 72-78
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