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A Song of Hope single work   poetry   "Look up, my people,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1964... 1964 A Song of Hope
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon We Are Going : Poems Kath Walker , Brisbane : 1962-1964 10030765 1962 selected work poetry
    — Appears in: Oodgeroo Noonuccal con We Are Going 2013; (p. 181-247)

    This is the first collection of poems by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (originally published as Kath Walker).

    Brisbane : Jacaranda Press , 1964
    pg. 40-41
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon My People : A Kath Walker Collection Kath Walker , Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970 Z1325109 1970 selected work poetry essay

    'Oodgeroo's writing is often a provocative and passionate plea for justice. My People is a collection of poetry and prose and a reminder of Oodgeroo's contribution to indigenous culture and the journey to reconciliation.' (Source: Reading Australia website)

    Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970
    pg. 40
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Oodgeroo Kathleen J. Cochrane , Ron Hurley (illustrator), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z91638 1994 single work biography

    Includes poems, memories, anecdotes, personal notes and recollections by Oodgeroo, as well as photographs and an appreciation by Judith Wright.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994
    pg. 78
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Voices of Aboriginal Australia : Past, Present, Future Irene Moores , Springwood : Butterfly Books , 1995 Z174399 1995 anthology life story poetry extract prose biography autobiography interview

    Voices of Aboriginal Australia is a collection of essays, speeches, poetry, articles, interviews etc. mainly by Aborigines, on topics of racism, discrimination, justice & the law, social conditions, land rights etc. for Aboriginal people.

    Springwood : Butterfly Books , 1996
    pg. 476-477
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon My People : A Kath Walker Collection Kath Walker , Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970 Z1325109 1970 selected work poetry essay

    'Oodgeroo's writing is often a provocative and passionate plea for justice. My People is a collection of poetry and prose and a reminder of Oodgeroo's contribution to indigenous culture and the journey to reconciliation.' (Source: Reading Australia website)

    Milton : John Wiley and Sons , 2007
    pg. 40-41
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Koori Mail no. 445 25 February 2009 Z1571010 2009 newspaper issue 2009 pg. 25
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Torres News no. 871 15-21 July 2009 Z1607577 2009 newspaper issue 2009 pg. 19
    Note: Editor's note: Narrated by Jimmy Little
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon This is Home : Essential Australian Poems for Children Jackie French (editor), Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2019 15797080 2019 selected work poetry

    'In This Is Home, much-loved author Jackie French has gathered a poem for every child and every mood. What do you feel like doing today? Sit beside a bush campfire with Oodgeroo Noonuccal, watch people going by with Henry Lawson, float away with Alison Lester, learn to read with Andy Griffiths or be brave with Shaun Tan. 

    Ideal for sharing with the whole family, this extensively illustrated edition brings together old favourites and sure-to-be new favourites in an indispensable addition to children's bookshelves. From poems that whisper to poems that roar, from words of tranquillity and heartbreak to those of the witty and absurd, there is something within these pages to make everyone feel at home.'

    Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Canberra : National Library of Australia , 2019
    pg. 150
Alternative title: Una canzione di speranza
First line of verse: "Look up, my people,=Su lo sguardo, compagni miei,"
Language: English , Italian
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Oodgeroo Noonuccal con We Are Going Francesca Di Blasio , Margherita Zanoletti , Trento : Università degli studi di Trento, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia , 2013 8187749 2013 selected work criticism poetry

    Il presente volume rappresenta il primo contributo critico italiano interamente incentrato sulla figura della grande poetessa australiana Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Libro ibrido e strutturalmente composito, esso ospita la prima versione italiana integrale della raccolta poetica d’esordio di Oodgeroo (all’epoca Kath Walker), We Are Going (1964).

    The volume aims to introduce to the Italian audience the seminal work of the Indigenous poet Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal, and contains the first Italian translation of her first collection of poetry, We Are Going (1964). [from 'Encountering Australia: Transcultural Conversations' conference program, European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA), 24-26 September 2014, Monash Prato Centre, Prato Italy]

    Trento : Università degli studi di Trento, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia , 2013
    pg. 246-247

Works about this Work

Oodgeroo's Words Carried Special Meaning Margaret Benson , 2009 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 25 February no. 445 2009; (p. 25)
The Poetry : An Appreciation Judith Wright , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Oodgeroo 1994; (p. 163-183)
Oodgeroo's Words Carried Special Meaning Margaret Benson , 2009 single work correspondence
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 25 February no. 445 2009; (p. 25)
The Poetry : An Appreciation Judith Wright , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Oodgeroo 1994; (p. 163-183)
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