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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 [Review] Wandjuk Marika : Life Story as told to Jennifer Isaacs
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'Wandjuk Marika is an extraordinary book. At first glance, it would be easy to misread it. The front cover carries a photograph of Wandjuk Marika - to the uninformed, this photograph can effortlessly be categorised as that of a 'noble savage'. The book itself, in its glossy quality and presentation, could easily pass for a coffee table production. Even the subject matter would seem to convey information about a 'pre-invasion' world, thereby reinforcing comfortable views that 'authentic' Aboriginals are the 'real' Aboriginals.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Queensland Review vol. 3 no. 1 April 1996 Z1094575 1996 periodical issue 'Queensland Review enters its third year at a time when Australians might well wonder, with one of Janette Turner Hospital's characters, a southern journalist, 'Does Queensland actually exist?' Certainly its identity of late, both politically and climatically, has been remarkably mobile: drought has been followed by floods, and the Labor government until recently hailed as the most popular in Australia has given way to a Coalition government after a by-election in little-known Mundingburra placed the destiny of the state in the hands of an Independent from Gladstone. But if Queensland had not existed, then somebody - perhaps the Federal Coalition - would surely have insisted on inventing it; for within a month of the change of guard in Queensland, the ALP lost again, this time with a bang rather than a whimper. An analysis of these particular events must await future editions of Queensland Review. This issue focuses on traditions and circumstances which have shaped Queensland's difference: in particular the political, social and cultural environment of early Queensland; relationships between Europeans and Aborigines; and the social impact of World War II. The strong regional emphasis apparent throughout reflects the decentralisation which characterises Queensland's population, economy and culture; such research on regional diversity promises to enrich Queensland and Australian studies.' (Editorial) 1996 pg. 92-93
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