Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 Shadow Sister : A Film Biography of Australian Aboriginal Poet Kath Walker (Oodgeroo Noonuccal), MBE
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Shows Aboriginal poet Kath Walker living on Stradbroke Island and discusses her contribution to the Aboriginal civil rights movement, her views on Aboriginal culture today and her involvement with poetry.' (Production summary)

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Place: Bendigo, Bendigo area, Ballarat - Bendigo area, Victoria,
First known date: 1977

Works about this Work

Kath Walker (Oodgeroo Noonuccal), Judith Wright and Decolonised Transcultural Ecopoetics in Frank Heimans’ ‘Shadow Sister’ Peter Minter , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sydney Studies in English , no. 41 2015;
'Aboriginal poet and activist Kath Walker (Oodgeroo Noonuccal) and Anglo-Australian poet Judith Wright shared an intense and multi-layered friendship over many decades. In Frank Heimans’ classic 1977 documentary ‘Shadow Sister: A Film Biography of Australian Aboriginal Poet Kath Walker’, Wright visits Walker at her home at Moongalba on Minjerriba (North Stradbroke Island), and in a compelling sequence of scenes they share a lively discourse that reveals a curious and complex assemblage of cultural, political and aesthetic formations. Prompted by Walker’s gift to Wright of a ‘Stradbroke Island Orchid’, this essay proposes a decolonised transcultural ecopoetics in which Walker’s Aboriginal land-rights activism and Wright’s counter-cultural environmentalism are synthesised in a sororal, cross-cultural feminist framework that disrupts western patrilineal, colonial epistemes. Walker and Wright’s decolonised transcultural ecopoetics is shown to be an exemplar of late-modernism in Australia, and a unique antipodean contribution to a transformational planetary environmentalism.' (Publication abstract)
'Back to Nature' : Oodgeroo's Return to Stradbroke William Hatherell , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , July vol. 7 no. 1 2012; (p. 3-5)
Poetry as Cinema : A Discursive Screening from 1913-2006 John Jenkins , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 3 2011; (p. 135-148)
'Australian cinema began with a confident leap into the future. Charles Tait's The Story of the Kelly Gang, made in Melbourne in 1906, is credited as the world's first narrative feature. Post-Federation years continued to see poetry influence the national imagination, and occasionally inspire cinema on its journey.' (Author's abstract)
Poet Finds Apathy in her Own Land 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 April 1978; (p. 16)
Helping to Regain Pride and A Sense of Idenity David Hummerston , 1977 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 2 August 1977; (p. 32)
Shadow Sister 1977 single work review
— Appears in: Womanspeak , September-October vol. 3 no. 3 1977; (p. 16-17)

— Review of Shadow Sister : A Film Biography of Australian Aboriginal Poet Kath Walker (Oodgeroo Noonuccal), MBE 1977 single work film/TV
Poetry as Cinema : A Discursive Screening from 1913-2006 John Jenkins , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 3 2011; (p. 135-148)
'Australian cinema began with a confident leap into the future. Charles Tait's The Story of the Kelly Gang, made in Melbourne in 1906, is credited as the world's first narrative feature. Post-Federation years continued to see poetry influence the national imagination, and occasionally inspire cinema on its journey.' (Author's abstract)
'Back to Nature' : Oodgeroo's Return to Stradbroke William Hatherell , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Fryer Folios , July vol. 7 no. 1 2012; (p. 3-5)
Kath's Fire Still Has Heat Graham Bicknell , 1977 single work column biography
— Appears in: The Daily Telegraph , 19 July 1977; (p. 13)
Kath Walker at Her Own Movie 1977 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 22 November 1977; (p. 24)
Poet Finds Apathy in her Own Land 1978 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 18 April 1978; (p. 16)
Last amended 16 Jun 2017 13:11:14
Subjects:
  • Minjerribah, Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay, Brisbane - South East, Brisbane, Queensland,
  • North Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay, Brisbane - South East, Brisbane, Queensland,
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