No More Boomerang single work   poetry   "No more boomerang"
Issue Details: First known date: 1966 1966
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  • Appears in:
    y The Dawn Is at Hand Kath Walker , Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1966 Z195819 1966 selected work poetry

    'Through her poems, Kath Walker communicates the frustrations of Aborigines in the white world; her poems are brilliant and original.' (Source: GoodReads website)

    Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1966
    pg. 26-27
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    y My People : A Kath Walker Collection Kath Walker , Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970 Z1325109 1970 selected work poetry essay

    'Oodgeroo's writing is often a provocative and passionate plea for justice. My People is a collection of poetry and prose and a reminder of Oodgeroo's contribution to indigenous culture and the journey to reconciliation.' (Source: Reading Australia website)

    Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970
    pg. 32-33
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    y Australian Voices : A Collection of Poetry and Pictures Edward Kynaston (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1974 Z477268 1974 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1974 pg. 98-99
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    y Poetry Speaks Leone Peguero (editor), Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1982 Z1384727 1982 anthology poetry Richmond : Heinemann Education Australia , 1982 pg. 26-27
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    y The Penguin Book of Australian Humorous Verse Bill Scott , Ringwood : Penguin , 1984 Z408517 1984 anthology poetry humour Ringwood : Penguin , 1984 pg. 85-86
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    y Twelve Australian Yarns : A Workshop for Readers and Writers H. J. Chatfield (editor), H. J. Williamson (editor), Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1985 Z1742687 1985 anthology short story 'A talking turtle, an Australian Santa Claus, a tragic drowning, two venturesome schoolboys and a deserted hut are some of the unusual subjects of this entertaining collection of yarns. Twelve Australian Yarns, with its workshop format, focuses on spoken language and provides students with some exciting opportunities to practise their oral language skills.' (Source: Publisher's blurb) Melbourne : Longman Cheshire , 1985 pg. 61-62
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    y The Penguin Book of Australian Women Poets Susan Hampton (editor), Kate Llewellyn (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 Z406355 1986 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1986 pg. 87-88
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    y Kunapipi vol. 10 no. 1-2 Sydney : Dangaroo Press , 1988 Z284223 1988 periodical issue Aboriginal Culture Today Sydney : Dangaroo Press , 1988 pg. 34-35
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    y The Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature Ken L. Goodwin (editor), Alan Lawson (editor), South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 Z535337 1990 anthology criticism correspondence extract poetry drama biography short story prose humour satire travel South Melbourne : Macmillan , 1990 pg. 95
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    y Contemporary Australian Poetry : An Anthology John Leonard (editor), Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 Z361533 1990 anthology poetry humour war literature Knoxfield : Houghton Mifflin , 1990 pg. 35-37
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    y The Penguin Book of Modern Australian Poetry John Tranter (editor), Philip Mead (editor), Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 Z151302 1991 anthology poetry Ringwood : Penguin , 1991 pg. 104-105
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    y The Sting in the Wattle : Australian Satirical Verse Philip Neilsen (editor), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 Z375066 1993 anthology poetry correspondence extract satire humour war literature St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1993 pg. 110-111
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    y The Oxford Book of Australian Women's Verse Susan Lever (editor), South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 Z566500 1995 anthology poetry biography South Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1995 pg. 105-106
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    y Australian Verse : An Oxford Anthology John Leonard (editor), Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 Z461207 1998 anthology poetry (taught in 1 units) A thorough survey of poetry by Australians in English, beginning with a selection of contemporary work by younger poets, and going backward in time to the early colonial period. In addition to poems in the literary tradition, it indudes performance poetry, convict songs and old bush ballads. An extensive selection has been provided from the work of five major twentieth-century poets: Les Murray, Gwen Harwood, Judith Wright, A.D. Hope and Kenneth Slessor. Several features are provided to assist the reader: the date of first publication of each poem is provided; footnotes explain unfamiliar words and allusions; and brief biographical notes assist in locating each poet in his or her place in time. Melbourne : Oxford University Press , 1998 pg. 193-194
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    y 50 Years of Queensland Poetry : 1940s - 1990s Philip Neilsen (editor), Helen Horton (editor), Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press , 1998 Z893557 1998 anthology poetry Rockhampton : Central Queensland University Press , 1998 pg. 37-38
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    y Australia Literature : Themes & Selected Readings Aodaliya wen xue zhu ti xuan du Yong Su , Beijing : Beijing da xue chu ban she , 2004 Z1232825 2004 anthology criticism Beijing : Beijing da xue chu ban she , 2004 pg. 168-170
  • Appears in:
    y My People : A Kath Walker Collection Kath Walker , Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970 Z1325109 1970 selected work poetry essay

    'Oodgeroo's writing is often a provocative and passionate plea for justice. My People is a collection of poetry and prose and a reminder of Oodgeroo's contribution to indigenous culture and the journey to reconciliation.' (Source: Reading Australia website)

    Milton : John Wiley and Sons , 2007
    pg. 30-31
  • Appears in:
    y Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature Nicholas Jose (editor), Kerryn Goldsworthy (editor), Anita Heiss (editor), David McCooey (editor), Peter Minter (editor), Nicole Moore (editor), Elizabeth Webby (editor), Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009 Z1590615 2009 anthology correspondence diary drama essay extract poetry prose short story (taught in 23 units)

    'Some of the best, most significant writing produced in Australia over more than two centuries is gathered in this landmark anthology. Covering all genres - from fiction, poetry and drama to diaries, letters, essays and speeches - the anthology maps the development of one of the great literatures in English in all its energy and variety.

    'The writing reflects the diverse experiences of Australians in their encounter with their extraordinary environment and with themselves. This is literature of struggle, conflict and creative survival. It is literature of lives lived at the extremes, of frontiers between cultures, of new dimensions of experience, where imagination expands.

    'This rich, informative and entertaining collection charts the formation of an Australian voice that draws inventively on Indigenous words, migrant speech and slang, with a cheeky, subversive humour always to the fore. For the first time, Aboriginal writings are interleaved with other English-language writings throughout - from Bennelong's 1796 letter to the contemporary flowering of Indigenous fiction and poetry - setting up an exchange that reveals Australian history in stark new ways.

    'From vivid settler accounts to haunting gothic tales, from raw protest to feisty urban satire and playful literary experiment, from passionate love poetry to moving memoir, the Macquarie PEN Anthology of Australian Literature reflects the creative eloquence of a society.

    'Chosen by a team of expert editors, who have provided illuminating essays about their selections, and with more than 500 works from over 300 authors, it is an authoritative survey and a rich world of reading to be enjoyed.' (Publisher's blurb)

    Allen and Unwin have a YouTube channel with a number of useful videos on the Anthology.

    Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2009
    pg. 668-669
  • Appears in:
    y The Puncher & Wattmann Anthology of Australian Poetry John Leonard (editor), Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 Z1674214 2009 anthology poetry (taught in 16 units) Glebe : Puncher and Wattmann , 2009 pg. 245-246
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    y I Am Proud and Other Poems Oodgeroo Noonuccal , Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2010 Z1824441 2010 selected work poetry Warners Bay : Picaro Press , 2010 pg. 9
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    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. 498-500
Alternative title: Tak Ada Lagi Bumerang
First line of verse: "No more boomerang=Tak ada lagi bumerang"
Language: English , Indonesian

Works about this Work

'No More Boomerang' : Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920-1993) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 195-199)
Between Worlds : Approaching the Indigenous Sacred in Australia Lyn McCredden , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Feminist Poetics of the Sacred : Creative Suspicions 2001; (p. 70-87)
Analyses procedures within poststructural criticisms that focus on Aboriginal claims to sacred sites and beliefs. Final section discusses the poetic and political work, as well as the critical reception, of Aboriginal poet and activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal.
Dialect Poetry in Australia TT. O , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Soundings : Poetry and Poetics : Proceedings of the Third Biennial National Conference on Poetry, Adelaide, 7-9 November, 1997 1998; (p. 127-141)
Oodgeroo's Work and Its Theatrical Potential Sue Rider , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 153-163)
The Poetry : An Appreciation Judith Wright , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Oodgeroo 1994; (p. 163-183)
The Poetry of Oodgeroo Geoff Page , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 57 1993; (p. 4-5)
Assimilation or Appropriation : Uses of European Literary Forms in Black Australian Writing Ivor Indyk , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 15 no. 4 1992; (p. 249-260)
The Aboriginal Voice in Australian Poetry Michael Harris , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 4 no. 1 1990; (p. 4-8)
'No More Boomerang' : Oodgeroo Noonuccal (1920-1993) Jane Gleeson-White , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Classics : Fifty Great Writers and Their Celebrated Works 2007; (p. 195-199)
Oodgeroo's Work and Its Theatrical Potential Sue Rider , 1994 single work biography
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 153-163)
The Poetry of Oodgeroo Geoff Page , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: Island , Summer no. 57 1993; (p. 4-5)
The Aboriginal Voice in Australian Poetry Michael Harris , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , Spring vol. 4 no. 1 1990; (p. 4-8)
The Poetry : An Appreciation Judith Wright , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Oodgeroo 1994; (p. 163-183)
Assimilation or Appropriation : Uses of European Literary Forms in Black Australian Writing Ivor Indyk , 1992 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , October vol. 15 no. 4 1992; (p. 249-260)
Dialect Poetry in Australia TT. O , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Soundings : Poetry and Poetics : Proceedings of the Third Biennial National Conference on Poetry, Adelaide, 7-9 November, 1997 1998; (p. 127-141)
Between Worlds : Approaching the Indigenous Sacred in Australia Lyn McCredden , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Feminist Poetics of the Sacred : Creative Suspicions 2001; (p. 70-87)
Analyses procedures within poststructural criticisms that focus on Aboriginal claims to sacred sites and beliefs. Final section discusses the poetic and political work, as well as the critical reception, of Aboriginal poet and activist Oodgeroo Noonuccal.
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