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Issue Details: First known date: 1989... 1989 Progress and Frustrated Expectations : The Era Since 1961
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'This chapter surveys the major socio-political developments in Aboriginal affairs from 1961 to 1988. This was a period of rapid legislative change affecting many Indigenous Australians, and a time of escalating Aboriginal self-confi dence and achievements on many fronts.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Black Words, White Page : Aboriginal Literature 1929-1988 Adam Shoemaker , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1989 Z106800 1989 single work criticism (taught in 1 units)

    Shoemaker's primary concern is to look at the beginning of 'black people's' writing in Australia since the 1960s and focus on the nascent literary canon emerging through Aboriginal writing. Shoemaker moves the readership through non-Aboriginal authors such as Katharine Susannah Prichard (1929) and Xavier Herbert (1938) in a chapter entitled 'Popular Perceptions of Unpopular People to Progress and Frustrated Expectations: The Era Since 1961'. Where Aboriginal writing begins, for Shoemaker's purposes, is an area of literary production he describes as 'fourth world literature'.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1989
    pg. 103-125
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