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Issue Details: First known date: 1983... 1983 Gularabulu : Stories from the West Kimberley
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Gularabulu, 'the coast where the sun goes down' is an area of country on the coast of the West Kimberley in the north-west of Western Australia. These stories belong not just to Paddy Roe but to all the people from the traditional tribal groupings of the Garadjeri, Nyigina, Yaour, Nyul-nyul and Djaber-djaber tribes.

Notes

  • "The stories as they are presented here are word for word transcriptions from tape recordings. Hesitations and the occasional interventions from a listener are included.... These stories represent the continuation of an Aboriginal oral narrative technique.' Source: Introdction by Stephen Muecke.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1983 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Gularabulu : Stories from the West Kimberley : Introduction, Stephen Muecke , 1983 single work criticism (p. i-ix)
Mirdinan, Paddy Roe , 1983 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 1-17)
Duegara, Paddy Roe , 1983 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 19-28)
Worawora Woman, Paddy Roe , 1983 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 29-34)
Yaam, Paddy Roe , 1983 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 35-44)
Donkey Devil : Story One, Paddy Roe , 1983 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 45-50)
Donkey Devil : Story Two, Paddy Roe , 1983 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 51-55)
Lardi, Paddy Roe , 1983 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 57-64)
Living Ghost : Story One, Paddy Roe , 1983 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 65-69)
Living Ghost : Story Two, Paddy Roe , 1983 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 70)
Living Ghost : Story Three, Paddy Roe , 1983 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 71-74)
Djaringgalong, Paddy Roe , 1983 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 75-82)
Langgur, Paddy Roe , 1983 single work prose Indigenous story (p. 83-92)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1983 .
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      Extent: vii, 98p.p.
      Description: illus., port.
      ISBN: 0909144656
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1993 .
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      Extent: xii, 98 p.p.
      Description: illus., port.
      ISBN: 1863680586
    • Crawley, Inner Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: UWA Publishing , 2016 .
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      Extent: 160p.
      Edition info: Revised ed.
      Note/s:
      • Published November 2016
      • This is a revised edition, some Aboriginal words have alternative spellings.
      ISBN: 9781742589145

Works about this Work

Phillip Hall Reviews Gularabulu by Paddy Roe (with Stephen Muecke) Phillip Hall , 2017 single work review
— Appears in: Plumwood Mountain [Online] , February 2017;

— Review of Gularabulu : Stories from the West Kimberley 1983 selected work criticism life story oral history
Talking Country Jeanine Leane , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: TEXT : Journal of Writing and Writing Courses , April vol. 21 no. 1 2017;
'Gularabulu is a collection of nine stories told by Nyigina Elder, Paddy Roe, from Broome and transcribed, as spoken to settler academic, Professor Stephen Muecke, in the late 1970s. Its publication in 1983 was groundbreaking as it invited the settler, as a respectful listener into the rich history and stories of the Country of the West Kimberley. ' (Introduction)
Paddy Roe, Gularabulu : Stories from the West Kimberley Per Henningsgaard , 2017 single work essay
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , May vol. 9 no. 2 2017;

'In the introduction to Gularabulu: Stories from the West Kimberley, Stephen Muecke writes,

Presenting the stories as narrative art is a way of justifying a writing which tries to imitate the spoken word. When language is read as poetic, it is the form of the language itself, as well as its underlying content, which is important. Just as it would be unjustifiable to rewrite a poet’s work into ‘correct’ English (in other words to take away the poet’s ‘license’), so it would be unjustifiable to rewrite the words of Paddy Roe’s stories.

Muecke’s assertion that the ‘form’ of Paddy Roe’s words matter, and furthermore that it would be ‘unjustifiable’ to rewrite Roe’s stories, takes on a special significance in this particular edition of Gularabulu. After all, the UWA Publishing edition of Gularabulu, published in 2016, follows in the wake of the original 1983 edition as well as a 1993 edition, both published by Fremantle Arts Centre Press. The existence of three editions of this particular book is a testament to its enduring value, but it also presents an opportunity for interrogation.' (Introduction)

March in Poetry Alison Whittaker , 2017 single work column
— Appears in: Overland [Online] , March 2017;
A Diplomat for the History Wars Stephen Muecke , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: TEXT Special Issue Website Series , April no. 28 2015;
'In this experimental reflection on the ‘history wars’ associated with Keith Windschuttle’s writings, the author recruits a storyteller, an ex-diplomat, whose yarning style subtly contests the ‘graphocentrism’ of Windschuttle’s faith in the truth of the written document. For the latter, facts are both enshrined in print, yet forever ‘out there’ in the world innocently waiting to be gathered. Against this, the essay argues that facts are indeed ‘fabricated’– in an appropriation of Windschuttle’s critique of black arm-band historians. Not only fabricated, but well-fabricated1 according to the best protocols and methods of historical research. If historical facts are thus constructed, they must also be institutionally supported so that they can continue to exist, and that too is an on-going negotiation in which diplomacy must also play a part. The negotiation is not between the veracity of facts and the distortions of ideology; peace will never be achieved along that pathway. The real war is between the most cherished values that support the manufacture of the facts that serve the parties involved. The skilled diplomat intervenes to listen to what it is they hold most dear, and then negotiates what they might relinquish to achieve a workable peace.' (Publication abstract)
Untitled Ian Templeman , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Centre Broadsheet , May - June vol. 2 no. 3 1983; (p. 1-2)

— Review of Gularabulu : Stories from the West Kimberley 1983 selected work criticism life story oral history
Untitled Span , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Words and Visions , Winter no. 16 1984; (p. 36)

— Review of Gularabulu : Stories from the West Kimberley 1983 selected work criticism life story oral history
Recording Oral History Beverley Driver , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: The CRNLE Reviews Journal , May no. 1 1984; (p. 90-91)

— Review of Gularabulu : Stories from the West Kimberley 1983 selected work criticism life story oral history
Diversity of Paperbacks Hope Hewitt , 1993 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 30 January 1993; (p. C8)

— Review of Harbour : Stories by Australian Writers 1993 anthology short story ; Gularabulu : Stories from the West Kimberley 1983 selected work criticism life story oral history ; I Took My Harp to a Party Alexandra Long 1993 selected work short story
Untitled Bob Hodge , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 28 no. 4 1983; (p. 61-64)

— Review of Gularabulu : Stories from the West Kimberley 1983 selected work criticism life story oral history
Beyond Orality and Literacy: Textuality, Modernity and Representation in Gularabulu: Stories from the West Kimberley Michèle Grossman , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , no. 81 2004; (p. 59-71; notes 208-210) Boundary Writing : An Exploration of Race, Culture, and Gender Binaries in Contemporary Australia 2006; (p. 149-169)
'In a number of collaborative works of Indigenous life-writing, the historical and theoretical entanglements between orality and literacy ... the spheres of "talk" and "text" ... underwrite the limits and possibilities of such works as part of the broader project of contemporary cross-cultural representation. Paddy Roe's and Stephen Muecke's collaboration in Gularabula has been extremely influential in this field in Australia. Their work has shaped cross-cultural approaches to the genre since its publication in1983. This article revisits Gularabula in order to examine the relationship between talk and text in collaborative Indigenous/non-Indigenous works, and considers some critical responses to these efforts.' (p.59)
Listening to Indigenous Voices : The Ethics of Reading in the Teaching of Australian Indigenous Oral Narrative Russell West-Pavlov , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Transcultural Graffiti : Diasporic Writing and the Teaching of Literary Studies 2005; (p. 155-170)
Thoughts on Aboriginal Literature Jim Kable , 1985 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Aboriginal Child at School , February/March vol. 13 no. 1 1985; (p. 31-52)
Aboriginal Literature in Austria: A Discussion of Three Audiobooks Oliver Haag , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2011; (p. 51-64)
'The author discusses the overseas marketing of translated Aboriginal literature which has received scant scholarly attention. The paper examines three examples of Aboriginal literature that have been translated into German and produced as audiobooks by two Austrian publishers...this paper focuses on the translation and promotion of these audiobooks by their Austrian publishers and argues that an understanding of the representation of Aboriginal people in thes audiobooks is informed by different aspects of translation and advertisement as well as the format of the medium itself' (Source: Abstract).
The Itinerant Text : Walking between the Lines with Stephen Muecke and Mark Minchinton Michèle Grossman , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Journeying and Journalling : Creative and Critical Meditations on Travel Writing 2010; (p. 78-90)
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  • Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
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