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Issue Details: First known date: 1999... 1999 Holding up the Sky : Aboriginal Women Speak
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'In this unique collection, nine Aboriginal women from around the country recount their lives. These are ordinary women - mothers, grandmothers, workers - with extraordinary life experiences. Their stories vary widely, but all touch in some way on what it has been like to grow up as a black woman in white Australia. Heartfelt, funny, courageous, disturbing, poignant, angry - this book is a testament to its contributors' spirit, strength and fortitude.' (Source: TROVE)

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Contents

* Contents derived from the Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,:Magabala Books , 1999 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Early Days, Della Walker , single work autobiography

'I was born on Ulgandahi Island in 1932. I was reared there and went to school on the island at an Aboriginal reserve school...'

(p. 3-16)
War Baby, Betty Lockyer , single work autobiography

'...I was about five years old when I left the mission, but I can still remember events which must have occurred much earlier than my five-year-old memory...'

(p. 21-53)
Those Days, Olive Morrison , single work autobiography (p. 57-85)
A Very Special Family, Tazuko Kaino , single work autobiography (p. 89-105)
Young At Heart, Magdalene Van Prehn , single work autobiography (p. 109-126)
My Time Has Come To Speak, Cecily Wellington , single work autobiography (p. 131-149)
One Step Ahead, Lorna Cox , single work autobiography (p. 153-174)
Time For A Change, Althea Illin , single work autobiography (p. 179-210)
Nobody's Child, Kathy Richards , single work autobiography (p. 215-245)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 1999 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: 245p.
      Note/s:
      • First published 1 January 1999.
      ISBN: 1875641432 (pbk.), 9781875641437

Works about this Work

BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collectively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

BlackWords : Our Truths - Aboriginal Writers and the Stolen Generations Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 4)

In this essay Heiss demonstrates that stories, poetry, songs, plays and memoirs are 'living' evidence of truths otherwise untold or appropriated (Source: Introduction)

Untitled Margaret Smith , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , June vol. 5 no. 5 2000; (p. 25)

— Review of Holding up the Sky : Aboriginal Women Speak Della Walker , Betty Lockyer , Olive Morrison , Tazuko Kaino , Magdalene Van Prehn , Cecily Wellington , Lorna Cox , Althea Illin , Kathy Richards , 1999 anthology life story
'Holding Up the Sky: Aboriginal Women Speak' Margaret Dunkle , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 8 no. 3 2000; (p. 20)

— Review of Holding up the Sky : Aboriginal Women Speak Della Walker , Betty Lockyer , Olive Morrison , Tazuko Kaino , Magdalene Van Prehn , Cecily Wellington , Lorna Cox , Althea Illin , Kathy Richards , 1999 anthology life story
Books for Young Australians: 2000 Margaret Steinberger , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 12 no. 1 2000;

— Review of The Family Tree Jane Godwin , 1999 single work children's fiction ; Eat Well and Stay Out of Jail Leonie Stevens , 2000 single work novel ; Feeling Sorry for Celia Jaclyn Moriarty , 2000 single work novel ; Fabricant Claire Carmichael , 1999 single work novel ; The Mermaid of Bondi Beach Gillian Rubinstein , 1999 single work children's fiction ; Camphor Laurel Sarah Walker , 1998 single work novel ; Holding up the Sky : Aboriginal Women Speak Della Walker , Betty Lockyer , Olive Morrison , Tazuko Kaino , Magdalene Van Prehn , Cecily Wellington , Lorna Cox , Althea Illin , Kathy Richards , 1999 anthology life story ; Missing You, Love Sara Jackie French , 2000 single work novel ; Rude Health Linda Aronson , 1998 single work novel
Books for Young Australians: 2000 Margaret Steinberger , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Women's Book Review , vol. 12 no. 1 2000;

— Review of The Family Tree Jane Godwin , 1999 single work children's fiction ; Eat Well and Stay Out of Jail Leonie Stevens , 2000 single work novel ; Feeling Sorry for Celia Jaclyn Moriarty , 2000 single work novel ; Fabricant Claire Carmichael , 1999 single work novel ; The Mermaid of Bondi Beach Gillian Rubinstein , 1999 single work children's fiction ; Camphor Laurel Sarah Walker , 1998 single work novel ; Holding up the Sky : Aboriginal Women Speak Della Walker , Betty Lockyer , Olive Morrison , Tazuko Kaino , Magdalene Van Prehn , Cecily Wellington , Lorna Cox , Althea Illin , Kathy Richards , 1999 anthology life story ; Missing You, Love Sara Jackie French , 2000 single work novel ; Rude Health Linda Aronson , 1998 single work novel
'Holding Up the Sky: Aboriginal Women Speak' Margaret Dunkle , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 8 no. 3 2000; (p. 20)

— Review of Holding up the Sky : Aboriginal Women Speak Della Walker , Betty Lockyer , Olive Morrison , Tazuko Kaino , Magdalene Van Prehn , Cecily Wellington , Lorna Cox , Althea Illin , Kathy Richards , 1999 anthology life story
Untitled Margaret Smith , 2000 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian's Review of Books , June vol. 5 no. 5 2000; (p. 25)

— Review of Holding up the Sky : Aboriginal Women Speak Della Walker , Betty Lockyer , Olive Morrison , Tazuko Kaino , Magdalene Van Prehn , Cecily Wellington , Lorna Cox , Althea Illin , Kathy Richards , 1999 anthology life story
BlackWords : Indigenous Stories Told Collectively Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 5)

In this essay Heiss discusses and explains the important role of anthologies in the creation of communities of writers and in acknowledging, consolidating and launching writing careers.

BlackWords : Our Truths - Aboriginal Writers and the Stolen Generations Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 4)

In this essay Heiss demonstrates that stories, poetry, songs, plays and memoirs are 'living' evidence of truths otherwise untold or appropriated (Source: Introduction)

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