AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 7086972145960739139.jpg
Image courtesy of publisher's website.
y separately published work icon Dark Convicts selected work   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Dark Convicts
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'It is a little known fact that eleven African American convicts arrived in Australia on the First Fleet in 1788. Two of these ex-slaves were the author’s ancestors. In extensively researched poems, award-winning writer Judy Johnson vividly portrays scenes from her black forebears’ lives, both before transportation and afterwards, in the fledgling colony of New South Wales.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • For all the descendants

    of Randall and Martin.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2017 .
      image of person or book cover 7086972145960739139.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 144p.
      Note/s:
      • Published February 2017
      ISBN: 9781742589183
      Series: y separately published work icon UWAP Poetry Club Crawley : UWA Publishing , 2016- 10166627 2016 series - publisher poetry

Works about this Work

Four New Collections and a Question Mark Martin Langford , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 77 no. 1 2018; (p. 194-200)
Small Miracle and Other Visions Peter Pierce , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24 June 2017; (p. 22)
'In the field of Australian poetry publishing, hope is never lost. However small the print run, limited the critical response, minimal the financial return, presses have always started up and battled on, fuelled by idealism. The latest player has made an ambitious ­beginning. The poetry series from Perth-based UWA Publishing was “established in 2016 in ­response to the decline in poetry publishing ­nationally and to the high volume of quality submissions we receive”.' (Introduction)
'A Personal History of Vision' by Luke Fischer, 'Flute of Milk' by Susan Fealy', and 'Dark Convicts: Ex-slaves on the First Fleet' by Judy Johnson Geoff Page , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 391 2017;
'The UWAP Poetry imprint began in late 2016, and there are already fourteen titles available. To judge from the quality of the three reviewed here, UWAP’s energy and ambition is well-placed.' (Introduction)
'A Personal History of Vision' by Luke Fischer, 'Flute of Milk' by Susan Fealy', and 'Dark Convicts: Ex-slaves on the First Fleet' by Judy Johnson Geoff Page , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 391 2017;
'The UWAP Poetry imprint began in late 2016, and there are already fourteen titles available. To judge from the quality of the three reviewed here, UWAP’s energy and ambition is well-placed.' (Introduction)
Small Miracle and Other Visions Peter Pierce , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24 June 2017; (p. 22)
'In the field of Australian poetry publishing, hope is never lost. However small the print run, limited the critical response, minimal the financial return, presses have always started up and battled on, fuelled by idealism. The latest player has made an ambitious ­beginning. The poetry series from Perth-based UWA Publishing was “established in 2016 in ­response to the decline in poetry publishing ­nationally and to the high volume of quality submissions we receive”.' (Introduction)
Four New Collections and a Question Mark Martin Langford , 2018 single work review
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 77 no. 1 2018; (p. 194-200)
Last amended 20 Mar 2018 10:33:13
X