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  • Author:agent Geoff Page http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/page-geoff
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 The Great Forgetting : Twenty Years Later
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'I've been asked to reflect on how much (if at all) relations between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people in Australia have changed since the publication, 20 years ago, of 'The Great Forgetting', a collaborative book by the late Aboriginal artist Bevan Hayward (Pooraraar) (pronounced 'Poira') (1938-2004) and me. It was published by Aboriginal Studies Press and has just recently gone out of print.'

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin Telling Someone Else's Story vol. 75 no. 4 Summer 2016 10855789 2016 periodical issue

    'Stories can have a determining power, the authority of the assumed and accepted narrative.

    'We all have our own of course, and perhaps the capacity to imagine the stories of hypothetical others. In everyday life that might pass for empathy; in literature it can carry an edge of privilege and controversy. And in fact? In non-fiction?

    'In this edition, a timely exploration framed by that great Australian woman of letters Alexis Wright, a long musing on the often vexed intersections between our first peoples and the narrative that explains and explores the Indigenous position in modern Australia. Whose stories are these to tell? Who owns this continuing tale?' (Editorial introduction)

    2016
    pg. 8-12
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