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Issue Details: First known date: 1990... no. 32 1990 of Australian Short Stories est. 1982 Aboriginal Short Stories
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'Stories of Aboriginal Australians from Melville Island, Bathurst Island, Roper River, Darwin, Maningrida, Groote Eylandt, Katherine, Alice Springs and the Flinders ranges. Two stories are printed in Tiwi and English.' (Source: TROVE)

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Dedication: This issue of Australian Short Stories is dedicated to Connie Bush and Maureen Watson.
  • Cover painting by Sheila Puruntatameri with illustrations by Bathurst Island Screen Printers p.9, Waratah Ward p.22, Samuel Namunjdja p.29, Oenpelli Screen Printers p.34. Portraits of Connie Bush p.37, Claude Demell p. 57.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay - Torquay area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,: 1990 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Tambu, Francis Butcher Tippaklippa , Shark Jump Puruntatameri-Pularumpi (translator) single work short story

'He came all the way from Mingaru which is a place on Melville Island...'

(p. 7-8)
Japarra and Purrukuparli, Geraldine Tungutalun , Donald Kantilla , Geraldine Tungutalun (translator) Donald Kantilla (translator) single work short story

'...our grandparents told us this story about Purrukuparli and his wife Pima. Their son's name was Jirnani. They lived in our country at Yiparli, which is on the east coast of Melville Island...'

(p. 10-13)
The Life of a Part Aboriginal Girl, Connie Bush , single work autobiography

'When I was a child, the rule was that all part coloured children were collected and sent to a compound or a mission station...'

(p. 14-20)
Roper River Women : Mary Walk, Mary Walk , single work autobiography

'We used to go out and look for goanna and kangaroo and sugarbay and yam...That was for long time...'

(p. 21)
Roper River Women : Waratah Ward, Waratah Ward , single work autobiography (p. 22-24)
Boo-Roon-Joo (A Story of the Ruined City and a Country Nearby Called Wun-Murrie or War-Lun-Dooer-Pa), Connie Bush , single work short story

'Long, Long ago, when animals and fishes ruled the earth, there lived on the western side of the Gulf of Carpentaria, thousands and thousands and thousands of Catfishes...'

(p. 25-27)
Boorooloolooo Legend, Connie Bush , single work short story

'Two lads went out hunting and came upon a flock of flying foxes. They killed several and then made a fire...'

(p. 28-30)
Tales of Bickerton Island, Connie Bush , single work short story

'Bickerton Island is in the Gulf of Carpentaria, seven minutes flying time from Groote Eylandt...'

(p. 31-32)
1939 Groote Eylandt, Connie Bush , single work autobiography

A group of Aboriginals were camped beside a tidal river call Ajungmungja or more commonly known as Salt Creek...'

(p. 33-36)
Explorers to Groote Eylandt 1800's, Connie Bush , single work prose

'Several ships had been wrecked on the east coast of Groote...'

(p. 38)
Going Fishing Back Home, Melissa Cooper , single work prose

'Back home in Maningrida my family and I fishing at my country...'

(p. 39)
The Girl Who Was Taken Away from Her Family, Selma Sampson Nampijinpa , single work drama

'The play opens with Violet crying. She is in the Aboriginal reserve where she lives. She is very upset. Two white people have come to take her away from her family...'

(p. 40-41)
Adnyamathanha Man, Owen Brady , single work autobiography

'My upbringing was more tribal, especially compared to the same age group of people around them who had more contact with white people...'

(p. 42-53)
Full Initiation (Claude Demell's Biography), Adele Graham , single work biography

'Claude is the last fully initiated Adnyamathanha man and was born at Angipena in the Flinders Ranges on 26th December, 1908...'

(p. 54-56)
Interview With Claude Demell, Claude Demell , single work autobiography

'Claude Demell tells of his father who used to track at Beltana for a while then he gave the tracking away and went on to the station work...'

(p. 57-64)
Yuru Ngawarla : Interview with Murray Wilton, Murray Wilton , single work autobiography

'When I was a youngster, you'd just go straight out to a station...'

(p. 65-69)
Nigger, Nigger : Interview with Buck McKenzie, Buck McKenzie , single work autobiography

'I'm really glad that our language is starting to come back because what I'm on about, the truth is...'

(p. 70-80)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      Apollo Bay, Apollo Bay - Torquay area, Geelong - Terang - Lake Bolac area, Victoria,: 1990 .
      image of person or book cover 7776358642680450852.jpg
      Extent: 80p.
      Description: illus., map
      Note/s:
      • Two Stories are printed in Tiwi language and English.

Works about this Work

Untitled Billy Marshall-Stoneking , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , March vol. 6 no. 3 1991; (p. 12)

— Review of Aboriginal Short Stories no. 32 1990 periodical issue
Untitled Billy Marshall-Stoneking , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , March vol. 6 no. 3 1991; (p. 12)

— Review of Aboriginal Short Stories no. 32 1990 periodical issue
Last amended 25 Jun 2014 11:48:56
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  • Melville Island, Tiwi Islands, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Bathurst Island, Tiwi Islands, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Roper River area, East Arnhem Land, Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Darwin, Darwin area, Northern Territory,
  • Maningrida, East Arnhem Land, Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Groote Eylandt, East Arnhem Land, Arnhem Land, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Katherine, Batchelor - Katherine area, Top End, Northern Territory,
  • Alice Springs, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,
  • Flinders Ranges, North East South Australia, Far North South Australia, South Australia,
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