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Date: 1981
Issue Details: First known date: 1981... 1981 Forgotten
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    y separately published work icon The Gateway Margaret Brusnahan , Balmain : Aboriginal Training and Cultural Institute , 1981 Z807097 1981 selected work poetry The Gateway is a selection of poems by South Australian poet Margaret Brusnahan. This book comprises poems on experiences and thoughts about life and how to deal with the reality of life in all that it has to offer. Balmain : Aboriginal Training and Cultural Institute , 1981 pg. 16
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    y separately published work icon Survival In Our Own Land : 'Aboriginal' Experiences in 'South Australia' since 1836, Told by Nungas and Others Christobel Mattingley (editor), Ken Hampton (editor), Adelaide : Wakefield Press , 1988 Z873884 1988 anthology poetry prose biography autobiography correspondence lyric/song oral history

    'Survival In Our Own Land presents history in 'South Australia' for the first time from the point of view of Nungas, as many 'Aborigines' call themselves, showing Goonyas, as Europeans are called, as the invaders.

    Almost 150 Nungas have told how the Goonya invasion and implementation of Goonya law and policy have affected us. Fifty years ago for 'South Australia's' centenary we were a chapter in a Goonya book. Now we are our own books.

    The stories, in prose and poetry, speak volumes of much that has been previously omitted from history and textbooks. Many have been told for the first time for this book. Extracts from Goonya archival documents, many never before published, have also been included to illustrate Goonya attitudes and actions which have caused the deaths of many of our people and the destruction of much of our culture.' (Source: Back Cover)

    Adelaide : Wakefield Press , 1988
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    y separately published work icon Raukkan and Other Poems Margaret Brusnahan , Broome : Magabala Books , 1992 Z248383 1992 selected work poetry Margaret closes her eyes to remember a childhood in South Australia's stunning lagoon country, the Coorong. Sit with her under the Gossip Tree. A lyrical tapestry of the life of a remarkable poet.(Source: Magabala Books) Broome : Magabala Books , 1992 pg. 39
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    y separately published work icon Spirit Song : A Collection of Aboriginal Poetry Lorraine Mafi-Williams , Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1993 Z430576 1993 anthology poetry

    'In this collection of contemporary poems for children, thirty-five Aboriginal poets write about what it means to be Aboriginal today. Many of the poems reflect the anger, despair and determination of a people dispossessed of their land and denied justice. Some poets recall the spirituality and culture of their ancestors. Still others look with hope to the future...' (Source: Back cover)

    Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1993
    pg. 36
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    y separately published work icon Indigenous Australian Voices : A Reader Jennifer Sabbioni (editor), Kay Schaffer (editor), Sidonie Smith (editor), New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press , 1998 Z216667 1998 anthology extract poetry criticism autobiography prose short story

    Presents artwork, prose and poetry of thirty-six contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers from the off-shore island, the Northern Territory, and all six states of Australia.

    New Brunswick : Rutgers University Press , 1998
    pg. 38-39
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