Courtesy of Magabala Books
y Ruby Moonlight single work   novel  
Alternative title: Ruby Moonlight : A Novel of the Impact of Colonisation in Mid-North South Australia Around 1880
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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Through these interconnected poems, the main character, Ruby, the refugee of a massacre, shelters in the woods where she befriends an Irish trapper. The poems convey how fear of discovery is overcome by the need for human contact which, in a tense unraveling of events, is forcibly challenged by an Aboriginal lawman. The natural world is richly observed and Ruby's courtship is measured by the turning of the seasons. [From the publisher's website]

Notes

  • Dedication: For my Kami who disappeared in 1976 and for all our mob who died innocent bravein true spirit.
  • A novel in verse, a series of interconnected poems.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2012 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Naturei"nature can swirl", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 6)
Harmonyi"in warm afternoon light", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 7)
Morningi"ribbons of campfire smoke", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 8)
Warningi"the old man and his wife", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 9)
Ambushi"hack hack hack", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work novel (p. 10)
Silencei"the ambience of the morning is ruined", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 11)
Shadowi"this survivor is a lubra", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 12)
Birdsi"senses shattered by loss", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 13)
Ochrei"green and bright blue flits of colour", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 14)
Wanderi"the desert of her mind has determined wanderings", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 15)
Wanderi"the desert of her mind has determined wanderings", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 15)
Dreami"in her sleep she dreams", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 16)
Shelteri"there is a bend along the river", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 17)
Washi"her new life starts", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 18)
Sedgei"the woman weaves baskets from sedge", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 19)
Giftsi"the gift of gentle rain", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 20)
Intrudei"another rain storm", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 21)
Smokei"from within the wattle bush hide", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 22)
Bunyipi"the lubra follows", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 23)
Shacki"inside the earthen shack", Ali Cobby Eckermann , 2012 single work poetry (p. 24)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2012 .
      Extent: online resourcep.
      Note/s:
      • Mode of access: World Wide Web
      ISBN: 9781921248641 (electronic bk)

Works about this Work

Australian Poetry Now Bronwyn Lea , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Poetry , May 2016; (p. 185-191)
'Once asked what poets can do for Australia, A.D. Hope replied: “They can justify its existence.” Such has been the charge of Australian poets, from Hope himself to Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright to Les Murray, Anthony Lawrence to Judith Beveridge: to articulate the Australian experience so that it might live in the imagination of its people. While the presence and potency of the Australian landscape remains an abiding interest, a great deal of Australian poetry has been innovative and experimental, with poets such as Robert Adamson, Michael Dransfield, Vicki Viidikas, John Forbes, Gig Ryan,   J.S. Harry, and Jennifer Maiden leading the way. The richness, strength, and vitality of Australian poetry is marked by a prodigious diversity that makes it as exhilarating to survey as it is challenging to encapsulate.' (Introduction)
Journey of a Lifetime : From the Sticks to the State Library—An Aboriginal Editor’s Story Linda McBride-Yuke , 2014 single work autobiography
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;
'This paper is a multi-layered sharing of personal, cultural and professional journeys that has led me to becoming an Aboriginal Editor with the black&write! program with the State Library of Queensland. There are a lot of firsts and many significant events that have happened to me, most of which I would never have dreamt about, let alone actually experienced. ' (Author's introduction)
Huge Power in Sparse Narratives Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 May 2013; (p. 18)
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 21)
Aspects of Australian Poetry in 2012 Michelle Cahill , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 68-91)
Well-Versed Every Day Jane Sullivan , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 24 August 2013; (p. 30)
[Untitled] Leanne Barrett , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 57 no. 1 2013; (p. 29)

— Review of Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel
Indigenous Writing Project Nic Murray , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 9 May no. 263 2012; (p. 39)
Reflections Rachel Scollay , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 16 May no. 526 2012; (p. 21)
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 May 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of Karrawirra Parri : Walking the Torrens from Source to Sea Mike Ladd 2012 single work prose ; Thirty Days' Notice Cath Kenneally 2012 selected work poetry ; Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel
Struggles of Life and Death Michael Farrell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 November 2012; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel ; Looking out from Bashan: The Republic of Og Mark Reid 2012 selected work poetry
Poetry Deborah McPherson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 47 no. 2 2012; (p. 111-112)

— Review of Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel
Sarah Holland-Batt on Anthony Lawrence and Ali Cobby Eckermann Sarah Holland-Batt , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 72 no. 3 2012;

— Review of Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel ; The Welfare of My Enemy Anthony Lawrence 2011 single work poetry
Poetry Two New Long Poems Ali Alizadeh , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , June 2012;

— Review of Marionette : Notes Toward the Life and Times of Miss Marion Davies Jessica Wilkinson 2012 selected work poetry ; Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel
Best of 2012 : The Top 10 Poetic Works Ali Alizadeh , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , December 2012;

— Review of The Jaguar's Dream : Translations, Adaptations, Versions, Extrapolations, Interpolations, Afters, Takes and Departures John Kinsella 2012 selected work poetry ; Ash Is Here, So are Stars Jill Jones 2012 selected work poetry ; The Family Idiot Fiona Hile 2012 selected work poetry ; Autoethnographic Michael Brennan 2012 selected work poetry ; 2012 and Other Poems Amanda Anastasi 2012 selected work poetry ; Water Mirrors Nick Powell 2012 selected work poetry ; Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel ; Mogwie-Idan : Stories of the Land Lionel Fogarty 2012 selected work poetry ; Marionette : Notes Toward the Life and Times of Miss Marion Davies Jessica Wilkinson 2012 selected work poetry
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 5 May 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of Karrawirra Parri : Walking the Torrens from Source to Sea Mike Ladd 2012 single work prose ; Thirty Days' Notice Cath Kenneally 2012 selected work poetry ; Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel
Struggles of Life and Death Michael Farrell , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 17-18 November 2012; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel ; Looking out from Bashan: The Republic of Og Mark Reid 2012 selected work poetry
Poetry Deborah McPherson , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 47 no. 2 2012; (p. 111-112)

— Review of Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel
Sarah Holland-Batt on Anthony Lawrence and Ali Cobby Eckermann Sarah Holland-Batt , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Long Paddock , vol. 72 no. 3 2012;

— Review of Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel ; The Welfare of My Enemy Anthony Lawrence 2011 single work poetry
Poetry Two New Long Poems Ali Alizadeh , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , June 2012;

— Review of Marionette : Notes Toward the Life and Times of Miss Marion Davies Jessica Wilkinson 2012 selected work poetry ; Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel
Best of 2012 : The Top 10 Poetic Works Ali Alizadeh , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , December 2012;

— Review of The Jaguar's Dream : Translations, Adaptations, Versions, Extrapolations, Interpolations, Afters, Takes and Departures John Kinsella 2012 selected work poetry ; Ash Is Here, So are Stars Jill Jones 2012 selected work poetry ; The Family Idiot Fiona Hile 2012 selected work poetry ; Autoethnographic Michael Brennan 2012 selected work poetry ; 2012 and Other Poems Amanda Anastasi 2012 selected work poetry ; Water Mirrors Nick Powell 2012 selected work poetry ; Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel ; Mogwie-Idan : Stories of the Land Lionel Fogarty 2012 selected work poetry ; Marionette : Notes Toward the Life and Times of Miss Marion Davies Jessica Wilkinson 2012 selected work poetry
[Untitled] Leanne Barrett , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , February vol. 57 no. 1 2013; (p. 29)

— Review of Ruby Moonlight Ali Cobby Eckermann 2012 single work novel
Indigenous Writing Project Nic Murray , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 9 May no. 263 2012; (p. 39)
Reflections Rachel Scollay , 2012 single work biography
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 16 May no. 526 2012; (p. 21)
Huge Power in Sparse Narratives Susan Wyndham , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 20 May 2013; (p. 18)
A Pair of Ragged Claws Stephen Romei , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 May 2013; (p. 21)
Aspects of Australian Poetry in 2012 Michelle Cahill , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , June vol. 58 no. 1 2013; (p. 68-91)
Well-Versed Every Day Jane Sullivan , 2013 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 24 August 2013; (p. 30)
Journey of a Lifetime : From the Sticks to the State Library—An Aboriginal Editor’s Story Linda McBride-Yuke , 2014 single work autobiography
— Appears in: JASAL , vol. 14 no. 3 2014;
'This paper is a multi-layered sharing of personal, cultural and professional journeys that has led me to becoming an Aboriginal Editor with the black&write! program with the State Library of Queensland. There are a lot of firsts and many significant events that have happened to me, most of which I would never have dreamt about, let alone actually experienced. ' (Author's introduction)
Australian Poetry Now Bronwyn Lea , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Poetry , May 2016; (p. 185-191)
'Once asked what poets can do for Australia, A.D. Hope replied: “They can justify its existence.” Such has been the charge of Australian poets, from Hope himself to Kenneth Slessor, Judith Wright to Les Murray, Anthony Lawrence to Judith Beveridge: to articulate the Australian experience so that it might live in the imagination of its people. While the presence and potency of the Australian landscape remains an abiding interest, a great deal of Australian poetry has been innovative and experimental, with poets such as Robert Adamson, Michael Dransfield, Vicki Viidikas, John Forbes, Gig Ryan,   J.S. Harry, and Jennifer Maiden leading the way. The richness, strength, and vitality of Australian poetry is marked by a prodigious diversity that makes it as exhilarating to survey as it is challenging to encapsulate.' (Introduction)
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