Myth, Melbourne, McCrae single work   criticism  
Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Myth, Melbourne, McCrae
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In this chapter Healy examines Frederick Sinnett's review in 1958 of fiction fields of Australia, where he rejected the idea of the Aborigine as a valid subject for Australian literature. Healy looks at the difficulties of constructing Aboriginal cosmology into poetry or other prose by white 19th Century authors. Focus is given to several works of George Gordon McCrae.

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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. 76-90
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