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y separately published work icon Blackfella Whitefella single work   single work   picture book   lyric/song   children's  
Note: Illustrated by students from schools around Australia
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Blackfella Whitefella
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''This song came to me when I was living in Papunya in 1982. Here I was in the minority as a whitefella working in a majority blackfella community but I was having a great time. I was mixing in and getting on well with everyone. Especially the young fellas my own age. We played footy and music together. So with that and the truth of the experiences I was having in Papunya the song just came to me. It was like a simple but powerful message. I still wasn't sure though, so I showed it to Sammy Butcher. He said we (the Warumpi Band) should do it. We're all living together now - black and white, we gotta get along. Before we recorded it, our lead singer, George, suggested we include yellafella as well. Which we did, which was right because the song went further than just blackfellas and whitefellas, it had to include all peoples from all places and it didn't matter what colour they were.'' (Publication summary)

Exhibitions

8709801

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: One Day Hill , 2012 .
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      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Published 01 July 2012
      ISBN: 9780980794892

Works about this Work

Blackfella Whitefella by Neil Murray Jenny Heslop , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , September 2012;

— Review of Blackfella Whitefella Neil Murray , 2012 single work single work picture book lyric/song
Blackfella Whitefella by Neil Murray Jenny Heslop , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Buzz Words , September 2012;

— Review of Blackfella Whitefella Neil Murray , 2012 single work single work picture book lyric/song
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