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Paddy Roe Paddy Roe i(A23313 works by) (a.k.a. Djagan)
Born: Established: ca. 1912 Roebuck Plains, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 5 Jul 2001 Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Nyigina tribe ; Aboriginal
(Storyteller) assertion
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Paddy Roe grew up on Roebuck Plains Station east of Broome, Western Australia. He is of Nyikina descent and grew up between two worlds working as a stockman, a windmill repairer, a butcher and in an ice and lemonade business before becoming a market gardener. He was a skilled wood carver and an expert in making boomerangs. Paddy Roe was a well known storyteller and caretaker of important traditional ceremonies and established the Lurujarri Heritage Trail.


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y separately published work icon Reading the Country : Introduction to Nomadology Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1984 Z841102 1984 anthology prose Indigenous story (taught in 4 units)

'Reading the Country is a journey into Roebuck Plains, near Broome in Australia's far north-west; it is an exploration of the meaning of place, an attempt to chart the relationships between people and those specific places in which they must find a place to live. It is a journey through landscape into language and ideas, and personal and cultural location.' (Source: Publisher's Blurb, 1996 Revised Edition)

1985 joint winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Historical and Critical Studies
y separately published work icon Gularabulu : Stories from the West Kimberley Fremantle : Fremantle Press , 1983 Z894338 1983 selected work criticism life story oral history Indigenous story (taught in 6 units) Gularabulu, 'the coast where the sun goes down' is an area of country on the coast of the West Kimberley in the north-west of Western Australia. These stories belong not just to Paddy Roe but to all the people from the traditional tribal groupings of the Garadjeri, Nyigina, Yaour, Nyul-nyul and Djaber-djaber tribes.
1983 shortlisted National Book Council Award for Australian Literature
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