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Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 Kick the Tin
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'When Doris Kartinyeri was a month old, her mother died. The family gathered to mourn their loss and welcome the new baby home. But Doris never arrived to live with her family - she was stolen from the hospital and placed in Colebrook Home, where she stayed for the next fourteen years.

The legacy of being a member of the Stolen Generations continued for Doris as she was placed in white homes as a virtual slave, struggled through relationships and suffered with anxiety and mental illness.

Kick the tin was a game Doris Kartinyeri played in the Colebrook Home. This is a life that has been kicked around. It is the compelling and sometimes witty memoir of a courageous journey, a journey into the soul of an individual to find meaning and substance after the loss of everything the rest of us take for granted.' Source: Publisher's blub.

Exhibitions

6939401
8733014
8931289
15517668

Notes

  • Dedication: I dedicate this book to my children Jennadene Packham, John Packham, Tanya Thompson and to my grandchildren Jamie, Rick, Bradley, Keiden, Tamara, Chantelle, Verlaine, Kirsty, Jacob, Colin, Rhys (deceased), Jade, Page and Bella.
  • Includes seven pieces of poetry which have been indexed separately.

Contents

* Contents derived from the North Melbourne, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,:Spinifex Press , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
It's Just the Beginningi"Mother you have carried me for nine wonderful", Doris Kartinyeri , single work poetry (p. 3)
Dancing in the Windi"Laughter is on the wind.", Doris Kartinyeri , single work poetry (p. 23)
Dreamsi"Walking through a blue dream", Doris Kartinyeri , single work poetry (p. 64)
Broken Spiriti"I search for my soul", Doris Kartinyeri , single work poetry (p. 89)
Autumn Leavesi"The autumn leaves have fallen", Doris Kartinyeri , single work poetry (p. 109)
The Ngarrindjeri Landi"The land is looking for restoration.", Doris Kartinyeri , single work poetry (p. 126)
Colebrook Homei"Now I can't feel what you feel", John Packham , single work poetry (p. 138-139)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • North Melbourne, Flemington - North Melbourne area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Spinifex Press , 2000 .
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      Extent: xx, 140p.p.
      Description: illus., ports.
      ISBN: 1875559957

Works about this Work

Contesting the Colonial Myths : Life Writing of Aboriginal Women Aditya Dulta , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , no. 6 2013; (p. 90-106)
'Autobiographies from the mainstream of exceptionally successful persons have been common for long, but of late the stories of 'the failures, to whose lot neither fortunes nor stirring adventures fell' (Bennet and Strauss) have generated tremendous interest in the academy and general readers. These writings are implicit or explicit political documents and campaigns demanding freedom, just, equality and land rights.' (90)
Kick the Tin : Memory, Resistance and Reconciliation Vinod K. Chopra , 2013 single work criticism
— Appears in: IJAS , no. 6 2013; (p. 76-89)
In this paper, Vinod K. Chopra undertakes a narrative analysis of Doris Kartinyeri's Kick the Tin.
Black Chicks Talking : Indigenous Women's Writing in JSNWL's Collection Jane Pollard , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 22 no. 2 2011; (p. 6-7)
'The library has a small but growing collection of Aboriginal material in the form of books, posters, audio-visual items and the few journals. This article overviews these holdings and makes a plea for more donations in this area.' (p. 6)
Public Occasions, Indigenous Selves : Three Ngarrindjeri Autobiographies Tim Rowse , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , vol. 30 no. 2006; (p. 187-207)
Tim Rowse writes: 'One of the tasks of Aboriginal autobiography is to invite reflection on the relationship between widely available public representations of "the Aboriginal experience" and that which the autobiographer understands to be unique to him/herself' (p. 190). Rowse explores this relationship in three Ngarrindjeri autobiographies.
Home and (Taken) Away Sue Hosking , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Regenerative Spirit : Volume 2 : (Un)settling, (Dis)locations, (Post-)colonial, (Re)presentations - Australian Post-Colonial Reflections 2004; (p. 141-149)
Hosking compares the life stories of two Aboriginal women raised at Colebrook home in South Australia, noting the different ways in which they perceived their removal from their families, and the differences in the public reception of their stories.
Untitled Jo Lampert , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , October no. 9 2002;

— Review of Kick the Tin Doris Kartinyeri , 2000 single work autobiography poetry
Paperbacks Fiona Capp , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 28 October 2000; (p. 8)

— Review of Kick the Tin Doris Kartinyeri , 2000 single work autobiography poetry
Home and (Taken) Away Sue Hosking , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Regenerative Spirit : Volume 2 : (Un)settling, (Dis)locations, (Post-)colonial, (Re)presentations - Australian Post-Colonial Reflections 2004; (p. 141-149)
Hosking compares the life stories of two Aboriginal women raised at Colebrook home in South Australia, noting the different ways in which they perceived their removal from their families, and the differences in the public reception of their stories.
Public Occasions, Indigenous Selves : Three Ngarrindjeri Autobiographies Tim Rowse , 2006 single work criticism
— Appears in: Aboriginal History , vol. 30 no. 2006; (p. 187-207)
Tim Rowse writes: 'One of the tasks of Aboriginal autobiography is to invite reflection on the relationship between widely available public representations of "the Aboriginal experience" and that which the autobiographer understands to be unique to him/herself' (p. 190). Rowse explores this relationship in three Ngarrindjeri autobiographies.
Black Chicks Talking : Indigenous Women's Writing in JSNWL's Collection Jane Pollard , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 22 no. 2 2011; (p. 6-7)
'The library has a small but growing collection of Aboriginal material in the form of books, posters, audio-visual items and the few journals. This article overviews these holdings and makes a plea for more donations in this area.' (p. 6)
Homeless at Home, Stolen and Saved : Three Colebrook Autobiographies Sue Hosking , 2001 single work essay
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 46 no. 2001; (p. 65-73)
Breaking the Silence : Aboriginal Life Narratives in South Australia Sue Hosking , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: CRNLE Journal 2001; (p. 9-24)
The author compares the life stories of 'Aboriginal' writers in South Australia, noting the different ways in which the writers negotiate lives lived between two cultures.
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