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Issue Details: First known date: 1987... 1987 [Review Essay] The Song Cycle [sic] of Jacky and Selected Poems
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'Colin Johnson, now writing full-time in Western Australia, was the first Aboriginal to publish a novel (WILDCAT FALLING, Sydney 1965). Since then, his further novels, LONG LIVE SANDAWARA (1979) and DOCTOR WOOREDDY' S PRESCRIPTION FOR ENDURING THE ENDING OF THE WORLD (1985) have consolidated his claim to be a highly important contributor not only to Aboriginal literature but, more widely, to that of the writing of indigenous colonized peoples everywhere. His new book proves him to be a poet, as well as a novelist, of his people, and a significant, energetic, and impassioned channel for the expression of their sorrow and rebellion.'  (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Australian Aboriginal Studies no. 1 1987 11959154 1987 periodical issue

    'For those who see the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies as an unchanging institution in a changing environment, a consideration of the role of the Institute in Aboriginal health research provides informed evidence to the contrary. I arrived at the Institute in 1974—an editor's privilege to reminisce—to work as an osteologist, later palaeoecologist. This position, seen as complementary to a position in human osteology funded at the University of Queensland, had been proposed to Council by the Human Biology Committee.' (Editorial introduction)

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