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Romaine Moreton Romaine Moreton i(A2687 works by)
Born: Established: 1969 ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal Goernpil / Goenpul / Geonpul ; Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Bundjalung
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1 Walingera (Old Woman) i "This country is nothing", Romaine Moreton , 2022 single work poetry
— Appears in: Commonwealth : Essays and Studies , vol. 44 no. 2 2022;
1 Weaving Our Futures at AFTRS Romaine Moreton , 2021 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 22 September no. 760 2021; (p. 43)
'The Australian Film Television and Radio School's (AFTRS's) new corporate strategy, Creating the Future, offers an exciting opportunity for AFTRS to renew our understanding of First Nations cultures by recognising the depth of First Nations knowledges, technologies, beliefs and values in this land now known as Australia.'  
 
1 Tellling Stories across Time Romaine Moreton , 2020 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 23 September no. 735 2020; (p. 40)
1 1 One Billion Beats Romaine Moreton , Alana Valentine , 2016 single work drama

'One Billion Beats is a new theatre work that draws together Australian cinematic history with poetry and original score. Conceived and performed by Goenpul Jagara/ Bundjulung poet and filmmaker Romaine Moreton, One Billion Beats examines the historical representation of Aboriginal people in Australian cinema and its projection onto Romaine’s own lived experience and personal stories.

'One Billion Beats is a profoundly political and resonant work, an act of intellectual courage and personal candour that will privilege an Indigenous perspective on cultural representation in film and beyond. This performance is a story of insight, horror, relevance and beauty.' (Production summary)

1 Authentic Aborigine : White Phantasy Romaine Moreton , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Courting Blakness : Recalibrating Knowledge in the Sandstone University 2015; (p. 174-183)
'...If the term 'Aborigine' is not a reference to the body, then what is the function of the symbolic Aborigine in Western civilisation? And, as importantly, why is it imposed on the Indigenous peoples of the land now known as Australia?...'
1 y separately published work icon Australian Indigenous Film and Television Digital Bibliography Romaine Moreton , Therese Davis , Monash University , Clayton : Monash University , 2014 7586502 2014 website bibliography

'The Australian Indigenous Film and Television Digital Bibliography is a resource where students, teachers, researchers, filmmakers and members of the public can access a wide range of sources of information about Australian Indigenous Film and Television...' (Source: Monash University website)

1 Indigenous Performance of History, Loss and Remembrance in Whispering in Our Hearts : The Story of the Mowla Bluff Massacre Therese Davis , Romaine Moreton , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: Interventions : International Journal of Postcolonial Studies , vol. 15 no. 2 2013; (p. 211-223)
'This essay undertakes a cultural analysis that draws from the authors' different disciplinary and media backgrounds – Romaine Moreton in Indigenous philosophy, spoken-word performance and filmmaking and Therese Davis in film and cultural studies – to examine the Australian historical documentary film Whispering In Our Hearts: The Mowla Bluff Massacre (2001). Directed by Mitch Torres in collaboration with her community, the Nyikina, Mangala and Karrajarri people of northwestern Australia, the film uses a range of performance modes to expose how Indigenous accounts of a massacre in 1916 have been systematically covered over in and through written history. We examine ways in which the film ‘translates’ the meanings of the Indigenous community's songs and stories, making their content available to a wider audience and argue that the film is more than a contested or competing history in the western sense. The community innovates to produce a new historiography by adopting and adapting film technology as a means for transmitting Indigenous embodied ways of knowing the relation between the present and the past, sentient and non-sentient, to perform Indigenous history and remembrance for the purpose of cultural healing.' (Authors abstract)
1 form y separately published work icon The Oysterman Romaine Moreton , ( dir. Romaine Moreton ) 2012 Z1923476 2012 single work film/TV

A young Aboriginal oyster farmer meets an aerial artist when the circus comes to town and must decide whether he will follow in his family footsteps or follow his love.

1 Casting Shadows Romaine Moreton , 2010 single work essay
— Appears in: Artlink , vol. 30 no. 1 2010; (p. 87-90)
1 1 form y separately published work icon The Farm Romaine Moreton , ( dir. Romaine Moreton ) Australia : Brown Cab Productions , 2009 Z1594473 2009 single work film/TV The Farm is the story of a girl who sees her ancestors and of her mother's efforts to avoid revealing the truth about the past.
1 Quickening Aceleradamente i "Colonial context=Contexto colonial", Romaine Moreton , Juan Garrido Salgado (translator), 2008 single work poetry
— Appears in: Earth Mirror 2008; (p. 166-177)
1 Beside the River Di Tepi Sungai i "in Haiti=di Haiti", Romaine Moreton , Kadek Krishna Adidharma (translator), 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: TERRA : A Bilingual Anthology of Writing from WordStorm, the Northern Territory's Writers' Festival 2007; (p. 84-89)
1 Freedom Now Sekarang Bebas i "your words=kata-katamu", Romaine Moreton , Kadek Krishna Adidharma (translator), 2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: TERRA : A Bilingual Anthology of Writing from WordStorm, the Northern Territory's Writers' Festival 2007; (p. 68-79)
1 Dreaming on Urban Sista i "A collage of Melbourne streets", Jennifer A. Martiniello , Anita Heiss , Davina Woods , Jared Thomas , Bruce Pascoe , Romaine Moreton , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 16 August no. 382 2006; (p. 27)
2 Lisa : A Song Eternal i "You blow through my hair Lisa Bellear ubiquitous a song upon my lips", Romaine Moreton , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 2 August no. 381 2006; (p. 25)

— Appears in: Earth Mirror 2008; (p. 178-181)
1 Like a Flower i "like a flower", Romaine Moreton , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Post Me to the Prime Minister 2004; (p. 132-135)
1 Poverty i "poverty", Romaine Moreton , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Post Me to the Prime Minister 2004; (p. 129-131)
1 Prayer to the Old People i "I cannot think", Romaine Moreton , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Post Me to the Prime Minister 2004; (p. 125-128)
1 The River's Course i "there is a voice", Romaine Moreton , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Post Me to the Prime Minister 2004; (p. 120-124)
1 1 Blood of Dinosaur i "I have lived a million lives", Romaine Moreton , 2004 single work poetry
— Appears in: Post Me to the Prime Minister 2004; (p. 115-119)
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