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Shirley Walker Shirley Walker i(A21747 works by) (a.k.a. Shirley Patricia Walker; Shirley P. Walker)
Born: Established: 1927 ;
Gender: Female
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1 The Voices of Women in the Night : Veronica and Judith Shirley Walker , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 22 2017; (p. 104-107)
1 Taking Miles Franklin to the Voortrekkers : Memoir Shirley Walker , 2012 single work prose
— Appears in: Coolabah , no. 9 2012;
1 The Frontier Wars : History and Fiction in Journey to the Stone Country and Landscape of Farewell Shirley Walker , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Novels of Alex Miller : An Introduction 2012; (p. 156-169)
'There are some stories that must be told lest 'none be left to think of them and shed a tear' (Miller, Landscape, 12). The stories Alex Miller is concerned with in Journey to the Stone Country (2002) and Landscape of Farewell (2007) are those of the Aboriginal massacres which accompanied the invasion of Australia. But he also remind us, in Landscape of Farewell, of all such episodes of mass murder, including the Holocaust, but going back through history to the Trojan Wars and beyond. (Author's introduction 156)
1 Women to Women Shirley Walker , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 328 2011; (p. 13-14)

— Review of Nine Lives : Postwar Women Writers Making Their Mark Susan Sheridan , 2011 selected work biography
1 Words of Wisdom for the Rights of Women Shirley Walker , Lynne Oldfield , 2011 single work obituary (for Audrey Oldfield )
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25 January 2011; (p. 20)
1 What I'm Reading : Shirley Walker Shirley Walker , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 22-23 May 2010; (p. 32)
1 An Escape from the Timeless Land Shirley Walker , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 November 2009; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Cambridge History of Australian Literature 2009 reference
1 Bitter Fruit: Ruth Park’s Trilogy of Want and Human Spirit Shirley Walker , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , July-August no. 313 2009; (p. 25-26)

— Review of The Harp in the South Trilogy Ruth Park , 1948-1985 series - author novel
1 They Would Slaughter the Hun, Rescue the Maidens Shirley Walker , 2009 extract biography (The Ghost at the Wedding)
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 July 2009; (p. 28)
1 15 y separately published work icon The Ghost at the Wedding Shirley Walker , Camberwell : Viking , 2009 Z1603338 2009 single work biography 'In the year of 1914, in the canefields of northern New South Wales, the young men couldn't wait to set off for the adventure of war. The women coped as best they could, raised the children, lived in fear of being next to receive an official telegram. They grieved their dead, and came to learn that for returned men there are worse things than death in combat. They bore more children to replace those lost in the First World War, and the sons were just the right age to go off to the second.' Source: http://www.penguin.com.au/ (Sighted 06/07/2009).
1 Sins of the Fathers Shirley Walker , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 301 2008; (p. 42-43)

— Review of Births Deaths Marriages : True Tales Georgia Blain , 2008 selected work autobiography ; The After Life : A Memoir Kathleen Stewart , 2008 single work autobiography
1 Best Books of the Year Dennis Altman , Judith Armstrong , Nicholas Birns , Geoffrey Blainey , Neal Blewett , Pamela Bone , Ian Britain , Paul Brunton , Morag Fraser , Lisa Gorton , Fiona Gruber , Barry Jones , Gail Jones , Nicholas Jose , John Kinsella , James Ley , Lyn McCredden , Peter Mares , Brenda Niall , Peter Porter , Angus Trumble , Shirley Walker , Geordie Williamson , 2007-2008 single work column
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , December-January no. 297 2007-2008; (p. 18-22)
Australian writers and reviewers each nominate their best books of 2007. Some of the books listed are by Australian writers
1 1 Agamemnon's Edict Shirley Walker , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , November no. 296 2007; (p. 43-44)

— Review of Landscape of Farewell Alex Miller , 2007 single work novel
1 The Rooms of the Past Shirley Walker , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 295 2007; (p. 25)

— Review of Long Afternoon of the World Graeme Kinross-Smith , 2007 single work novel
1 Nothing Succeeds Like Obsession Shirley Walker , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 290 2007; (p. 26)

— Review of Writing the Story of Your Life Carmel Bird , 2007 single work prose
1 Novel Approach Shirley Walker , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , October no. 285 2006; (p. 42)

— Review of Inventing Beatrice Jill Golden , 2006 single work novel
1 At the End of the Day Shirley Walker , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 282 2006; (p. 8-9)

— Review of Learning to Dance : Elizabeth Jolley : Her Life and Work Elizabeth Jolley , 2006 selected work short story essay poetry autobiography extract prose
1 Forget the Blokes Shirley Walker , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 281 2006; (p. 36-37)

— Review of Out of Place Jo Dutton , 2006 single work novel ; Beyond the Break Sandra Hall , 2006 single work novel
1 Showdown in Rome Shirley Walker , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June-July no. 272 2005; (p. 46)

— Review of The Italian Romance : A Novel Joanne Carroll , 2005 single work novel
1 Rounding Out the Father Shirley Walker , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 271 2005; (p. 27)

— Review of Father and Daughter Muriel Mathers , Clifford Norman Button , 2004 selected work autobiography
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