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Gooboora, the Silent Pool single work   poetry   "Gooboora, Gooboora, the Water of Fear"
Issue Details: First known date: 1964... 1964 Gooboora, the Silent Pool
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  • Dedication: For Grannie Sunflower, Last of the Noonuccals
  • Gooboora (the Silent Pool) on Stradbroke Island is now officially Lake Karboora. It was feared and avoided by my tribe the Noonuccals as the abode of a water monster equivalent to the southern Bunyip. 'Woor' means devil of evil being. It was always the belief of the tribe that wild things avoided it as the blacks did.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Gooboora, il lago silenzioso
First line of verse: "Gooboora, Gooboora, the Water of Fear=Gooboora, Gooboora, l'Acqua della Paura"
Language: English , Italian
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Oodgeroo Noonuccal con We Are Going Francesca Di Blasio , Margherita Zanoletti , Trento : Università degli studi di Trento, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia , 2013 8187749 2013 selected work criticism poetry

    Il presente volume rappresenta il primo contributo critico italiano interamente incentrato sulla figura della grande poetessa australiana Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Libro ibrido e strutturalmente composito, esso ospita la prima versione italiana integrale della raccolta poetica d’esordio di Oodgeroo (all’epoca Kath Walker), We Are Going (1964).

    The volume aims to introduce to the Italian audience the seminal work of the Indigenous poet Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal, and contains the first Italian translation of her first collection of poetry, We Are Going (1964). [from 'Encountering Australia: Transcultural Conversations' conference program, European Association for Studies of Australia (EASA), 24-26 September 2014, Monash Prato Centre, Prato Italy]

    Trento : Università degli studi di Trento, Dipartimento di Lettere e Filosofia , 2013
    pg. 224-225
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon My People : A Kath Walker Collection Kath Walker , Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1970 Z1325109 1970 selected work poetry essay

    'Oodgeroo's writing is often a provocative and passionate plea for justice. My People is a collection of poetry and prose and a reminder of Oodgeroo's contribution to indigenous culture and the journey to reconciliation.' (Source: Reading Australia website)

    My People. La mia gente
    Milan : Mimesis , 2022
    pg. 242-243
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