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Issue Details: First known date: 1978-1989... 1978-1989 The Literature of Contact
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This chapter examines the earliest works of fiction produced in Australia representing Aboriginal people as fictional characters. Healy traces a trajectory of works which seek to attribute meaning to Aboriginal Australians by white authors, beginning with the 1830 work Alfred Dudley by Sarah Porter. Nineteenth century representations by G. W. Rusden and James Tucker are also analysed.

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    y Literature and the Aborigine in Australia 1770- 1975 J. J. Healy , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1978 Z383631 1978 single work criticism An historical overview of the literary representations of Australian Aboriginals by white writers from first contact till the mid-1970s. The author looks at poetry and prose in historical sequence. The subject of the work deals with the efforts of white Australian writers to come to grips with Aboriginal Australians. The author argues that the interest in Australian Aboriginals as literary subjects is touched by an interest in themselves, in Australia itself as a land, and as a social-political structure. St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1989 pg. 26-48
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