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A comprehensive, generously illustrated reference work on a multitude of aspects of Aboriginal history, culture and art. Although the emphasis is on visual art and artists, the many survey entries on indigenous languages, traditions, writing and performance provide a much wider context.

The Companion is divided into two separate yet interconnected parts. Part One consist of essays by indigenous and non-indigenous scholars and experts, interspersed with textual and visual examples. Broadly chronological in structure, it contains the following sections: 'Foundations of Being' (subdivided into 'Religion', 'Ritual and Sacred Sites', 'Kinship and Gender'); 'Colonial and Post-colonial Scenes' (art and culture in different regions of Australia); 'Renegotiating Tradition' ('Urban Aboriginal Art', 'Film and Communications', 'Literature', 'Music', 'Performance', 'Fibre-work and Textiles', 'Cultural Meeting Places', buildings and architecture) ; 'The Public Face of Aboriginality' ('Aboriginalities', 'Reception and Recognition of Aboriginal Art', 'Cross-Cultural Exchange', 'The Way Ahead'). An index to Part One provides easy access to topics.

Part Two is organised as a reference section and consists of alphabetical entries on artists, organisations, key issues and ideas.

Notes

  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Melbourne, Victoria,:Oxford University Press , 2000 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Don't Take Your Love to Town, Ruby Langford Ginibi , 2000 extract autobiography

This extract from Ruby Langford Ginibi's autobiography tells how her family moved from Coraki to Redfern.

(p. 78-80)
Aboriginal Sovereignty, Kevin Gilbert , 2000 single work prose (p. 98-99)
Aboriginal Protest Art, Roberta Sykes , 2000 single work non-fiction (p. 278-281)
Aboriginal Writing, Philip Morrissey , 2000 single work criticism (p. 313-320)
Early Aboriginal Writing, Penny Van Toorn , 2000 single work criticism (p. 320-323)
The Pasti"Let no one say the past is dead.", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , 1966 single work poetry (p. 323-324)
Laying Down (from Story About Feeling)i"Well I'll tell you about this story.", Bill Neidjie , 1990 single work poetry (p. 324-325)
Note: Published under the title 'Story about Feeling', reproduced from Bill Neidjie's "Story about Feeling" ed. by Keith Taylor.
The Letter, Sally Morgan , 1986 single work short story (p. 326-327)
Indigenous Performance, Wesley Enoch , 2000 single work criticism (p. 349-354)
Tales of Torres Strait : The Historical Novel and Localised Memories, Maureen Fuary , 2000 single work criticism (p. 444-447)
Aborigines and Cars, Ken Gelder , 2000 single work criticism (p. 447-449, 452-453)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Speaking from the Art Veronica Strong , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 4 January no. 5153 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture 2000 reference prose criticism biography
Information and Indigenous Voice Come Through Loud and Clear in Definitive New Companion Julia Stephens May , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 15 no. 2 2001; (p. 147-148)

— Review of The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture 2000 reference prose criticism biography
Speaking from the Art Veronica Strong , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Times Literary Supplement , 4 January no. 5153 2002; (p. 9)

— Review of The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture 2000 reference prose criticism biography
Information and Indigenous Voice Come Through Loud and Clear in Definitive New Companion Julia Stephens May , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 15 no. 2 2001; (p. 147-148)

— Review of The Oxford Companion to Aboriginal Art and Culture 2000 reference prose criticism biography
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