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Lisa Bellear Lisa Bellear i(A27331 works by) (a.k.a. Lisa Marie Bellear; Noonuccal Bellear; Lisa Bellear (Noonuccal))
Born: Established: 2 May 1961 Melbourne, Victoria, ; Died: Ceased: 6 Jul 2006 Melbourne, Victoria,
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Nunukul / Noonuccal
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1 2 y separately published work icon Aboriginal Country Lisa Bellear , Jen Jewel Brown (editor), Nedlands : UWA Publishing , 2018 13858059 2018 selected work poetry

'Much of Lisa Bellear’s poetry is politics made eloquent. In Aboriginal Country many poems seem to spark with frustrated energy over Australia’s political crossed circuits regarding a treaty with our First Nations peoples – as promised by Prime Minister Hawke in 1988. Reading the title poem for the first time I was struck by its power. We are on Aboriginal Country in Australia. With subtle barbs she wakes us as to how the ‘ownership’ (via naming ‘rights’) of Australian public lands and monuments lauds absent white English royalty and ‘intrepid god fearing discoverers’. Yet in her closing lines the poet transforms this potential for bitterness into a moment of hushed respect for country.

– Jen Jewel Brown, Editor

'I am one of many Australians who never met Lisa Bellear, yet was shocked by her unexpected and tragic passing. These poems are her gift! In this collection the poems resonate her warrior spirit, and the spirit of Aboriginal Country, as was her wish.

– Ali Cobby Eckermann, Nunga poet and writer

'Lisa Bellear became a close friend when I studied and taught at Melbourne University from the mid-1990s. During that time she became renowned not only as a poet but also as a community photographer recording numerous events and people in the local Aboriginal community. Her sudden departure was a great shock to all who knew her, but she lives on in our memories because her poems and photographs are the powerful legacy she left us.

– Professor Gary Edward Foley, Moondani Balluk Indigenous Academic Unit, Victoria University' (Publication summary)

1 Act Natural! Act Natural! Smile! Relax! and Thank You Lisa Bellear , 2016 single work prose
— Appears in: Close to You : The Lisa Bellear Picture Show 2016; (p. 67-71)
1 Feminism, Curlyism and Creativity Lisa Bellear , 2016 single work prose
— Appears in: Close to You : The Lisa Bellear Picture Show 2016; (p. 54-55)

'When I was asked to speak as a 'radical feminist by and organiser, I asked...'Hey what is a radical feminist?' There was a pause at the end of the phone, mmm well, anyway to make life easier (for the organisers), I agreed.' (Introduction)

1 Keep Fighting, Keep Speaking Out Lisa Bellear , 2016 single work essay
— Appears in: Close to You : The Lisa Bellear Picture Show 2016; (p. 12-22)

'Since the invasion, one in six Aboriginal children has been removed from their natural family. I was one of those victims. Because of the support and love of some close friends who are more like family, I can now call myself a survivor.' (Introduction)

1 Construct Me i "This is your language your culture", Lisa Bellear , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: Our Languages Are the Voice of the Land : the FATSIL Newsletter , May vol. 40 no. 2009;
1 To No One : And Mary Did Time i "Dear someone", Lisa Bellear , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Best Australian Poems 2006 2006; (p. 15-16) Motherlode : Australian Women's Poetry 1986 - 2008 2009; (p. 191-192) The Lifted Brow , December no. 40 2018; (p. 97)
1 Dear Dja Baby Boori i "Poor Dja Baby boori, disrespectfully stolen , 99 years ago", Lisa Bellear , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Age , 7 October 2006; (p. 29)
1 The Dirty Mile : A History of Indigenous Fitzroy Lisa Bellear , Gary Foley , John Harding , Kylie Belling , 2006 single work drama 'Take a walk through Fitzroy's Indigenous history and experience Indigenous people's strong and continuing historical, cultural and emotional connection to this place - from its Woiwurrung beginnings right up to the here and now. WW2 Munitions Workers, Atherton Estate locals before the High-rise, our sporting heroes, the Indigenous Fitzroy residents in the pubs, organisations, churches and back lanes. These snapshots of Fitzroy's Indigenous history the continuing theme of dispossession throughout our Indigenous experience and celebrate our social, political, cultural and sporting achievements - our resolve for self determination. Ilbijerri offers up to audience this unique Indigenous experience as an alternative to the Commonwealth games. ' Source: http://www.ilbijerri.org.au/ (Sighted 19/03/2006)
1 Relentless Till You Die i "We will bomb until there is nothing", Lisa Bellear , 2002 single work poetry
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 62 no. 2 2002; (p. 140)
1 I Love Freedom : Friend or Foe i "Friend or foe", Lisa Bellear , 2002 single work poetry
— Appears in: Sidewalk , July no. 9 2002; (p. 38-40)
1 Warriors Without Treaties i "We are warriors, warriors, warriors", Lisa Bellear , Amos Roach , 2002 single work poetry
— Appears in: Sidewalk , July no. 9 2002; (p. 33)
1 Genocide i "Laws what laws there are", Lisa Bellear , 2001 single work poetry
— Appears in: Untreated : Poems by Black Writers 2001; (p. 7)
1 Love's Polished Floor i "Cold isolated scary deep", Lisa Bellear , 2001 single work poetry
— Appears in: Untreated : Poems by Black Writers 2001; (p. 6)
1 A Significant Life i "A life story, my history placed", Lisa Bellear , 2001 single work poetry
— Appears in: Untreated : Poems by Black Writers 2001; (p. 5)
1 Drifting into Dreamtime i "A gentler kinder way to die", Lisa Bellear , 2001 single work poetry
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 61 no. 2 2001; (p. 68)
1 Final Warning i "Our Elders, Olders, respected warriors", Lisa Bellear , 2001 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Literary Review , Fall vol. 45 no. 1 2001; (p. 109)
1 Untitled Lisa Bellear , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin : Fine Writing & Provocative Ideas , vol. 60 no. 2 2001; (p. 49)
2 Reconciliation Spins My Head i "Forgive forget move on don't", Lisa Bellear , 2001 single work poetry
— Appears in: Meanjin : Fine Writing & Provocative Ideas , vol. 60 no. 2 2001; (p. 8)

— Appears in: Enhancer 2001; (p. Track 10 (.23 mins.))
1 Photographs and Poetry Lisa Bellear , 2001 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Coppertales : A Journal of Rural Arts , no. 7 2001; (p. 78-84)

Six photographs by Bellear accompanied by an explanatory note.

1 Family Histories I i "I have blood in bedded throughout", Lisa Bellear , 2001 single work poetry
— Appears in: Coppertales : A Journal of Rural Arts , no. 7 2001; (p. 77)
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