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y separately published work icon Ingelba and the Five Black Matriarchs single work   life story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1990... 1990 Ingelba and the Five Black Matriarchs
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Life history of Patsy Cohen; remembrances about five leading women in the Woolbrook/Armidale community in the late 1800s and early 1900s; oral history; Ingelba; Bora ceremony; min min lights; emphasis on continuing relationship to place; identity and kinship.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Sydney, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 1990 .
      Extent: xvi, 164p.p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports., tables
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 0044421478 (pbk.)

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y separately published work icon Entangled Subjects : Indigenous/Australian Cross-Cultures Of Talk, Text, And Modernity Michèle Grossman , Netherlands : Rodopi , 2013 Z1938856 2013 single work criticism

'Indigenous Australian cultures were long known to the world mainly from the writing of anthropologists, ethnographers, historians, missionaries, and others. Indigenous Australians themselves have worked across a range of genres to challenge and reconfigure this textual legacy, so that they are now strongly represented through their own life-narratives of identity, history, politics, and culture. Even as Indigenous-authored texts have opened up new horizons of engagement with Aboriginal knowledge and representation, however, the textual politics of some of these narratives - particularly when cross-culturally produced or edited - can remain haunted by colonially grounded assumptions about orality and literacy.

Through an examination of key moments in the theorizing of orality and literacy and key texts in cross-culturally produced Indigenous life-writing, Entangled Subjects explores how some of these works can sustain, rather than trouble, the frontier zone established by modernity in relation to 'talk' and 'text'. Yet contemporary Indigenous vernaculars offer radical new approaches to how we might move beyond the orality-literacy 'frontier', and how modernity and the a-modern are productively entangled in the process. ' (Source: Angus & Robertson website www.angusrobertson.com.au)

Questioning Collaboration : The Past, Present and Future of Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Australian Publishing Jennifer Jones , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Black Writers White Editors : Episodes of Collaboration and Compromise in Australian Publishing History 2009; (p. 206-236)
In this chapter, Jennifer Jones argues that while editorial style may have changed overtime, the normativity, centrality and invisibility of whiteness continues to impact upon contemporary editorial practices in relation to Aboriginal women's writing.
'Whiteness' and 'Aboriginality' in Canada and Australia Lynette Russell , Margery Fee , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Feminist Theory , August vol. 8 no. 2 2007; (p. 187-208)
'We ... begin our conversation with each other and with you by examining our personal relationship to the idea of whiteness in order to reveal some of its complexity in Canada and Australia. 'Whiteness' as an abstraction has proved useful in moving the invisible norm to visibility, but we show who an awareness of 'whiteness' in two locations can be recuperated to re-privilege the already privileged. Aboriginal speakers and writers that theorized 'whiteness', in many cases from outside the academy, in the process 'hybridizing' traditional genres. For many of them, Aboriginality, like whiteness, is a construct that often stands in the way of thinking clearly about where to go next in the fight against racism' (187).
Reciprocal Bonds : Re-Thinking Orality and Literacy in Critical Perspectives on Indigenous Australian Life-Writing Michèle Grossman , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Script and Print , vol. 29 no. 1-4 2005; (p. 115-129)
y separately published work icon Cross Talk : Collaborative Indigenous Life Writing in Australia and Canada Michael Jacklin , 2004 Z1351079 2004 single work thesis This thesis provides a comparative analysis of collaborative Indigenous life writing texts produced in Australia and Canada. Drawing on the large body of Indigenous life writing texts produced in both countries, the critical and theoretical literature surrounding these texts, and twenty-nine interviews conducted during the course of research with participants in Aboriginal and First Nations collaborative life writing, the author argues that literary criticism needs to take into account the co-operative basis of textual production as well as the constraining factors that shape the outcome of collaborative texts. Further, he argues for the importance of non-Indigenous critics acknowledging the centrality of Indigenous protocols in both the production and reception of collaborative Indigenous life writing. The thesis is based upon the premise that readers and producers of collaborative Indigenous life writing texts can and should talk to each other and that each group can benefit from such cross talk.
Untitled Lee Cataldi , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Refractory Girl , August no. 36 1990; (p. 52-53)

— Review of Ingelba and the Five Black Matriarchs 1990 single work life story
About Books Marion Halligan , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: National Library of Australia News , October vol. 1 no. 1 1990; (p. 8-11)

— Review of The Kadaitcha Sung Sam Watson , 1990 single work novel ; Reaching Tin River Thea Astley , 1990 single work novel ; Sheep and the Diva : Stories David Brooks , 1990 selected work short story ; The Mighty World of Eye : Stories, Anti-Stories David Parker , 1990 selected work short story criticism ; Isobars Janette Turner Hospital , 1990 selected work short story ; Charades Janette Turner Hospital , 1988 single work novel ; The Great World David Malouf , 1990 single work novel ; Flying Lessons Susan Johnson , 1990 single work novel ; Invisible Histories Geoff Page , 1989 selected work short story poetry biography ; Marriages Amy Witting , 1990 selected work short story ; Ingelba and the Five Black Matriarchs 1990 single work life story ; The Story of the Year of 1912 in the Village of Elza Darzins : A Novel Thea Welsh , 1990 single work novel ; A Body of Water : A Year's Notebook Beverley Farmer , 1990 selected work autobiography short story poetry diary ; Smyrna : A Novel Tony Maniaty , 1989 single work novel
Resistance, Collaboration and Survival Roger Milliss , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Voices , Winter vol. 1 no. 2 1991; (p. 94-99)

— Review of Paperbark : A Collection of Black Australian Writings 1990 anthology poetry drama short story criticism prose autobiography biography ; Ingelba and the Five Black Matriarchs 1990 single work life story
Paperbacks 1990 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Mercury , 26 May 1990; (p. 21)

— Review of Ingelba and the Five Black Matriarchs 1990 single work life story
Family Relationships and Cultural Context Annie Greet , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , September no. 124 1990; (p. 21-22)

— Review of Ingelba and the Five Black Matriarchs 1990 single work life story
Towards 'a Postcolonial Practice of Writing' Margaret Somerville , Fiona Probyn , 2004 single work interview
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 30 no. 1 2004; (p. 56-71)
This 'interview' is a dialogue 'woven together after a few months of email exchanges with Margaret Somerville in 2002' (p.56). In the discussion Somerville 'elaborates on her navigation through feminist, postcolonial and poststructuralist connections and disconnections, as well as her strategies for achieving an embodied sense of belonging in the Australian landscape.' (p.56)
Critical Injuries : Collaborative Indigenous Life Writing and the Ethics of Criticism Michael Jacklin , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 1 no. 2 2004; (p. 55-83)
'The publication of collaborative Indigenous life writing places both the text and its production under public scrutiny. The same is true for the criticism of life writing. For each, publication has consequences. Taking as its starting point the recent critical concern for harm occasioned in life writing, this article argues that in the reading of collaborative Indigenous life writing, injury may eventuate from the commentary itself .... With particular regard to the collaborative texts Ingelba and the Five Black Matriarchs and [the Canadian work] Stolen Life: The Journey of a Cree Woman, this article argues that literary criticism can benefit from the practice of consultation with the Indigenous subjects whose representations it comments upon.' (p.55)
y separately published work icon Cross Talk : Collaborative Indigenous Life Writing in Australia and Canada Michael Jacklin , 2004 Z1351079 2004 single work thesis This thesis provides a comparative analysis of collaborative Indigenous life writing texts produced in Australia and Canada. Drawing on the large body of Indigenous life writing texts produced in both countries, the critical and theoretical literature surrounding these texts, and twenty-nine interviews conducted during the course of research with participants in Aboriginal and First Nations collaborative life writing, the author argues that literary criticism needs to take into account the co-operative basis of textual production as well as the constraining factors that shape the outcome of collaborative texts. Further, he argues for the importance of non-Indigenous critics acknowledging the centrality of Indigenous protocols in both the production and reception of collaborative Indigenous life writing. The thesis is based upon the premise that readers and producers of collaborative Indigenous life writing texts can and should talk to each other and that each group can benefit from such cross talk.
Reciprocal Bonds : Re-Thinking Orality and Literacy in Critical Perspectives on Indigenous Australian Life-Writing Michèle Grossman , 2005 single work essay
— Appears in: Script and Print , vol. 29 no. 1-4 2005; (p. 115-129)
'Whiteness' and 'Aboriginality' in Canada and Australia Lynette Russell , Margery Fee , 2007 single work criticism
— Appears in: Feminist Theory , August vol. 8 no. 2 2007; (p. 187-208)
'We ... begin our conversation with each other and with you by examining our personal relationship to the idea of whiteness in order to reveal some of its complexity in Canada and Australia. 'Whiteness' as an abstraction has proved useful in moving the invisible norm to visibility, but we show who an awareness of 'whiteness' in two locations can be recuperated to re-privilege the already privileged. Aboriginal speakers and writers that theorized 'whiteness', in many cases from outside the academy, in the process 'hybridizing' traditional genres. For many of them, Aboriginality, like whiteness, is a construct that often stands in the way of thinking clearly about where to go next in the fight against racism' (187).
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Subjects:
  • Armidale area, New England, New South Wales,
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