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    • Port Melbourne, South Melbourne - Port Melbourne area, Melbourne - Inner South, Melbourne, Victoria,: Heinemann , 1996 .
      Extent: x, 230p.p.
      Description: bibl.
      Reprinted: 1997
      ISBN: 0855616903 (pbk.)
Alternative title: Un fils australien
Language: French

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Works about this Work

"One of Us” : Orphaned Selves and Legitimacy in Australian Autobiography Jack Bowers , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 29 no. 2 2015; (p. 393-405)
Jack Bowers investigates Australian autobiographies. He examines 'orphaned' selves in which the autobiographer is both orphaned in the sense of not knowing one or both birth parents, and orphaned in the sense of being estranged from a fully formed and completed self.' (393)
Reconciling with Oneself : Gordon Matthew's An Australian Son Maggie Nolan , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 1 2011; (p. 89-104)
Aboriginality and Impersonality : Three Australian Indigenous Administrative Memoirs Tim Rowse , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Political Lives : Chronicling Political Careers and Administrative Histories 2006; (p. 65-72)

'The Indigenous public servant is a relatively recent phenomenon — a product of the maturing of the programs of assimilation and the inception of the programs of self-determination. That the Indigenous administrative memoir is recent follows from this, but it is also relevant to point out that the genre Indigenous autobiography is itself not yet fifty years old. In this essay, I will tell you about three Indigenous autobiographies in which the authors (all male) have produced an account of themselves partly by reflecting on their times as a public servant. In each case, the theme ‘impersonality’ is prominent, but each time in a different way.'  (Introduction)

From 'Black' Caesar to Mudrooroo : The African Diaspora in Australia Cassandra Pybus , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mongrel Signatures : Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo 2003; (p. 25-41)
Wogface, Anglo-Drag, Contested Aboriginalities... Making and Unmaking Identities in Australia Suvendrini Perera , Joseph Pugliese , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Social Identities , vol. 4 no. 1 1998; (p. 39-72)
Gordon's Journey 1996 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 11 September no. 134 1996; (p. 18)

— Review of An Australian Son Gordon Matthews , 1996 single work autobiography
Dreams Became Nightmares Tony Maniaty , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 2-3 November 1996; (p. rev 8)

— Review of Black Hours Wayne King , 1996 single work autobiography ; An Australian Son Gordon Matthews , 1996 single work autobiography
The Bitter Price of Aboriginality Peter Read , 1996 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 9 November 1996; (p. 13s)

— Review of When You Grow Up Connie McDonald , Jill Finnane , 1996 single work autobiography ; An Australian Son Gordon Matthews , 1996 single work autobiography
Untitled Tim Bowers , 1997 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , Winter vol. 42 no. 2 1997; (p. 127-129)

— Review of An Australian Son Gordon Matthews , 1996 single work autobiography
From 'Black' Caesar to Mudrooroo : The African Diaspora in Australia Cassandra Pybus , 2003 single work criticism
— Appears in: Mongrel Signatures : Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo 2003; (p. 25-41)
Wogface, Anglo-Drag, Contested Aboriginalities... Making and Unmaking Identities in Australia Suvendrini Perera , Joseph Pugliese , 1998 single work criticism
— Appears in: Social Identities , vol. 4 no. 1 1998; (p. 39-72)
Reconciling with Oneself : Gordon Matthew's An Australian Son Maggie Nolan , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 1 2011; (p. 89-104)
"One of Us” : Orphaned Selves and Legitimacy in Australian Autobiography Jack Bowers , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 29 no. 2 2015; (p. 393-405)
Jack Bowers investigates Australian autobiographies. He examines 'orphaned' selves in which the autobiographer is both orphaned in the sense of not knowing one or both birth parents, and orphaned in the sense of being estranged from a fully formed and completed self.' (393)
Aboriginality and Impersonality : Three Australian Indigenous Administrative Memoirs Tim Rowse , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Political Lives : Chronicling Political Careers and Administrative Histories 2006; (p. 65-72)

'The Indigenous public servant is a relatively recent phenomenon — a product of the maturing of the programs of assimilation and the inception of the programs of self-determination. That the Indigenous administrative memoir is recent follows from this, but it is also relevant to point out that the genre Indigenous autobiography is itself not yet fifty years old. In this essay, I will tell you about three Indigenous autobiographies in which the authors (all male) have produced an account of themselves partly by reflecting on their times as a public servant. In each case, the theme ‘impersonality’ is prominent, but each time in a different way.'  (Introduction)

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