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y separately published work icon Stradbroke Dreamtime selected work   life story   prose   short story   children's   dreaming story   Indigenous story  
Issue Details: First known date: 1972... 1972 Stradbroke Dreamtime
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Stradbroke Dreamtime 'presents two aspects of Oodgeroo's life. Part one, 'Stories from Stradbroke', describes episodes from Oodgeroo's childhood in Australian society and an impression of her family's Aboriginal heritage. Part two, 'Stories from the Old and New Dreamtime', is made up of traditional Aboriginal lore which Oodgeroo heard as a child.' Publisher's blurb

Exhibitions

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Adaptations

y separately published work icon Kath : A Play for Primary Schools The Acting Company of South Australia , Millswood : Acting Company of South Australia , 1984 Z845876 1984 single work drama children's
Stradbroke Dreamtime 2012 single work drama children's

'He was a beauty, that ten-foot carpet snake we had as a pet. My father belonged to the Nunukul tribe of Stradbroke Island, and the carpet snake was his totem. This is a tale of a place not far from home that takes audiences to the oldest living culture on earth.

This performance is an adaptation of celebrated poet, author and artist Oodgeroo of the tribe Noonuccal's book, Stradbroke Dreamtime. In this newly created work from QPAC and Queensland Theatre Company, Oodgeroo's stories come to life on stage helping young audiences to share in her tales of growing up on Stradbroke Island.

Join in a dance telling a Dreamtime story and listen to songs that tell of the water, the land and the people of the island.' Source: www.outoftheboxfestival.com.au/ (Sighted 18/05/2012).

Notes

  • Stradbroke Dreamtime was adapted for the drama 'Kath : A Play for Primary Schools'.
  • Author's note: These stories were written while I was staying at Tambourine Mountain, in Queensland, Australia, with the well-known Australian poet Judith Wright. It is a lovely place, the home of thousands of birds and animals, and Judith Wright helps to guard the mountain and its creatures from greedy speculators who threaten to come there with mechanical shovels to dig it up and destroy it... (pp.9-10)

Affiliation Notes

  • This work is affiliated with the AustLit subset Asian-Australian Children's Literature and Publishing because it has a Japanese translation.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Sydney, New South Wales,:Angus and Robertson , 1972 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Stradbroke, Kath Walker , single work life story children's (p. 13-14)
Kill to Eat, Kath Walker , single work life story children's (p. 15-19)
Shark, Kath Walker , single work short story children's (p. 20-23)
The Tank, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work life story children's (p. 24-29)
Where's Mother?, Kath Walker , single work life story children's (p. 30-35)
Going Crabbing, Kath Walker , single work life story (p. 36-40)
The Left-hander, Kath Walker , single work life story (p. 41-44)
Carpet Snake, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work life story (p. 45-49)
Family Council, Kath Walker , single work life story children's (p. 50-53)
Repeat Exercise, Kath Walker , single work life story children's (p. 54-59)
Mumma's Pet, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work life story children's (p. 59-63)
Not Our Day, Kath Walker , single work life story children's (p. 64-70)
Dugong Coming!, Kath Walker , single work life story (p. 71-74)
The Beginning of Life, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work prose (p. 77-78)
Biami and Bunyip, Kath Walker , single work prose dreaming story children's (p. 79-81)
Mirrabooka, Kath Walker , single work prose children's dreaming story (p. 82-84)
Curlew, Kath Walker , single work prose children's dreaming story (p. 85-87)
Burr-Nong, Kath Walker , single work prose children's dreaming story (p. 88-91)
The Midden, Kath Walker , single work prose children's Indigenous story (p. 92-94)
Wonga and Nudu, Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work prose children's Indigenous story (p. 95-99)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: London,
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      England,
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      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Angus and Robertson ,
      1982 .
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      Extent: 64p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For my grandchildren, Raymond and Petrina Walker.
      ISBN: 0207147701
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1992 .
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      Extent: x, 93p.p.
      ISBN: 0207176167 (pbk.)
    • Pymble, Turramurra - Pymble - St Ives area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1993 .
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      Extent: 95p.
      Description: illus.
      Written as: Oodgeroo
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For my great-grandchildren : Luana, Jarlow (Che Anthony), Tama Talisah, Kaleenah and Che Michael - Oodgeroo.

        For Oodgeroo - Bronwyn.

      ISBN: 0207179387
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
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      Lothrop, Lee and Shepard ,
      1994 .
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      Alternative title: Dreamtime : Aboriginal stories
      Extent: 95p.
      Edition info: 1st US ed.
      Description: col. illus.
      Written as: Oodgeroo
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For my great-grandchildren : Luana, Jarlow (Che Anthony), Tama Talisah, Kaleenah and Che Michael - Oodgeroo.

        For Oodgeroo - Bronwyn.

      ISBN: 0688132960
    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Angus and Robertson , 1999 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 95p.
      Description: col. illus.
      Written as: Oodgeroo
      Note/s:
      • Dedication: For my great-grandchildren : Luana, Jarlow (Che Anthony), Tama Talisah, Kaleenah and Che Michael - Oodgeroo.

        For Oodgeroo - Bronwyn.

      ISBN: 0207198659
    • Carlton North, Parkville - Carlton area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: The Vulgar Press , 2006 .
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      Extent: 224p.
      Note/s:
      • Published May 2006

      ISBN: 9780958079501
Alternative title: Senne widziadla
Language: Polish
    • Warsaw,
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      Poland,
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      Eastern Europe, Europe,
      :
      Nasza Księgarnia ,
      1977 .
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      Extent: 96p.
      Description: illus.

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— Appears in: Review , 24-30 June 1972; (p. 1025)

— Review of Stradbroke Dreamtime Kath Walker , 1972 selected work life story prose short story
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— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 31 1981; (p. 34-36)

— Review of Stradbroke Dreamtime Kath Walker , 1972 selected work life story prose short story
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