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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Do Not Go Around the Edges : Poems
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Contains poems and the life story of Daisy Utemorrah at Kunmunya Mission and her later work as a kindergarten teacher, writer and linguist.

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Unit Suitable For:

AC: Year 3/4 (NSW Stage 2)

General Capabilities

Critical and creative thinking, Intercultural understanding

Cross-curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures

Notes

  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,:Magabala Books , 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Do Not Go Around The Edgesi"Do not go around the edges or else you'll fall.", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 1)
Galanjii"Far far away far far away is my island home called Galanji", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 3)
Wattle Treei"Wattle tree standing so proud the wind is tossing you about with your yellow flowers so bright.", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 5)
Burun Burun The Kingfisheri""I am the kingfisher, Burun Burun they call me."", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 7)
Raini"I am the one who made man with my bare hands and with my sweat I will own the land!", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 9)
Bind With The White Man's Lawi"Oh Mother Land you are crying out,", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 11)
A Cricketi"I live in wet mud, and I make a sound which goes like this, "dirr-dirr"", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 13)
Mother's Touchi"Oh Mother once you taught me by touching my eyes with your warm hands and repeating,", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 15)
Wandjinasi"These are the three that taught us the rules and with that they gave us land.", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 16)
Willie Wagtail About The Tribal Wari"Willie Wagtail are you telling us about the tribal war?", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 19)
Poeti"Where the black man hunted in the heart of the bush he knew -", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 21)
Cati"I am the native cat, I dance everywhere.", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 23)
A Dog's Talei"Once in a Dreamtime the dogs had a meeting:", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 25)
Black Mani"I am thinking of the mountains, memories tumbling out of my head,", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 27)
Our Mother Landi"Our dream and our past is buried under the ground.", Daisy Utemorrah , single work poetry (p. 29)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 1990 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: 29p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Reprinted: 1992 Twice
      ISBN: 0958810117
    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 1992 .
      Extent: 29p.
      ISBN: 1875641025 (pbk.)
    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2015 .
      image of person or book cover 3563977805001896767.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 1vp.
      Note/s:
      • Published July 2015
      ISBN: 9781925360004

Works about this Work

Aboriginal Australian and Canadian First Nations Children's Literature Angeline O'Neill , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture , June vol. 13 no. 2 2011;
'In her article "Aboriginal Australian and Canadian First Nations Children's Literature" Angeline O'Neill discusses Canadian First Nations and Australian Aboriginal children's picture books and their appeal to a dual readership. Inuit traditional storyteller and writer Michael Kusugak, Nyoongar traditional storyteller and writer Lorna Little, and Wunambal elder Daisy Utemorrah are cases in point. Each appeals to Indigenous and non- Indigenous, child and adult readerships, thus challenging two assumptions in Western scholarship on literature that 1) the picture book genre is necessarily the domain of children and 2) that traditional Indigenous stories are, similarly, best suited to children. O'Neill considers the ways in which Indigenous children's picture books represent the interaction between text and culture and challenge notions of literariness.' (Editor's abstract)
Making Sense of 'Their' Sense of Place : Australian Children's Literature Landscape on Indigenous Land Brooke Collins-Gearing , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Children's Literature , vol. 33 no. 2 2007; (p. 27-37)

Collins-Gearing examines how representations of Indigenality, Indigenous people and life in Australian children's literature have been constructed by non-indigenous authors to accommodate a white sense of place and community, often to the exclusion of indigenous child readers.

Constructing Neonarratives Kerry Mallan , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something to Crow About : New Perspectives in Literature for Young People 1999; (p. 64-77)
Discusses a neonarrative model as a basis for research into the artistic practice of children's book illustrators. Includes a brief discussion of work by Daisy Utemorrah and Pat Torres and Ian Abdulla in the way their art conveys 'life narratives'.
Some Other Country's History Carole Scott , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 9 no. 2 1999; (p. 21-30)
Scott explores an 'understanding of the artistic nature of history-making and its political implications' (29) via an examination of two texts which she argues, offer 'non-traditional perspectives in reintepreting history' (21). Scott's comprehensive analysis of the two narratives, Donald Duck (by Chinese-American writer Frank Chin) and Do Not Go Around the Edges: Poems (Daisy Utemorrah), looks at the different narrative techniques employed by both novels as well as reading the illustrations which accompany Utemorrah's poetry, in terms of the representation of excluded and/or marginalized subjectivities - Chinese-Americans and Aboriginal Australians respectively. She posits that both novels 'focus explicitly and/or implicitly on the process of history-making and meaning-making for the individual and involve questions not only of interpretation, but of understanding what 'really' happened' (29).
You've Come a Long Way, Baby : Multicultural Literature for Children Wendy Morgan , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Language and Literacy , November vol. 18 no. 4 1995; (p. 270-281)
Untitled Philip S. Kidner , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , vol. 35 no. 3 1991; (p. 37)

— Review of Do Not Go Around the Edges : Poems Daisy Utemorrah , 1990 selected work poetry autobiography
Untitled H. M. Saxby , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , September vol. 6 no. 4 1991; (p. 29)

— Review of Do Not Go Around the Edges : Poems Daisy Utemorrah , 1990 selected work poetry autobiography
The Children's Book of the Year Awards Shortlists Margaret Phillips , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 7 no. 2 1992; (p. 21-23)

— Review of The Magnificent Nose and Other Marvels Anna Fienberg , 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Window Jeannie Baker , 1991 single work picture book ; William Tell Margaret Early , 1991 single work picture book ; Dog In, Cat Out Gillian Rubinstein , 1991 single work picture book ; Enora and the Black Crane Raymond Meeks , 1991 single work picture book ; Let the Celebrations Begin! Margaret Wild , 1991 single work picture book ; The Wolf Margaret Barbalet , 1991 single work picture book ; Rain Stones Jackie French , 1991 selected work children's fiction ; Misery Guts Morris Gleitzman , 1991 single work children's fiction ; Do Not Go Around the Edges : Poems Daisy Utemorrah , 1990 selected work poetry autobiography ; The Sugar-Gum Tree Patricia Wrightson , 1991 single work children's fiction ; Change the Locks Simon French , 1991 single work novel ; Del-Del Victor Kelleher , 1991 single work novel ; Mandragora David McRobbie , 1991 single work novel ; Letters from the Inside John Marsden , 1991 single work novel ; The House Guest Eleanor Nilsson , 1991 single work novel ; Peter Kate Walker , 1991 single work novel ; Hist! C. J. Dennis , 1991 single work picture book
Constructing Neonarratives Kerry Mallan , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Something to Crow About : New Perspectives in Literature for Young People 1999; (p. 64-77)
Discusses a neonarrative model as a basis for research into the artistic practice of children's book illustrators. Includes a brief discussion of work by Daisy Utemorrah and Pat Torres and Ian Abdulla in the way their art conveys 'life narratives'.
You've Come a Long Way, Baby : Multicultural Literature for Children Wendy Morgan , 1995 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Journal of Language and Literacy , November vol. 18 no. 4 1995; (p. 270-281)
Aboriginal Australian and Canadian First Nations Children's Literature Angeline O'Neill , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: CLCWeb : Comparative Literature and Culture , June vol. 13 no. 2 2011;
'In her article "Aboriginal Australian and Canadian First Nations Children's Literature" Angeline O'Neill discusses Canadian First Nations and Australian Aboriginal children's picture books and their appeal to a dual readership. Inuit traditional storyteller and writer Michael Kusugak, Nyoongar traditional storyteller and writer Lorna Little, and Wunambal elder Daisy Utemorrah are cases in point. Each appeals to Indigenous and non- Indigenous, child and adult readerships, thus challenging two assumptions in Western scholarship on literature that 1) the picture book genre is necessarily the domain of children and 2) that traditional Indigenous stories are, similarly, best suited to children. O'Neill considers the ways in which Indigenous children's picture books represent the interaction between text and culture and challenge notions of literariness.' (Editor's abstract)
Shelf Life [The Age (Saturday Extra), 23 February 1991] Duncan Graham , 1991 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 23 February 1991; (p. 8)
Aboriginal Women Spreading the Seeds of Their Culture Robin Hanigan , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , March vol. 5 no. 1 1993; (p. 13-15)
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