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y separately published work icon The Rainbow Serpent single work   poetry   "Well, gidday, gidday, all you earth fullas. Come, sit down,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 The Rainbow Serpent
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'The story of Kabul, the Rainbow serpent who is the totem of an Aboriginal tribe and is said to be the giver and taker of time.' (Source: TROVE)

Notes

  • Editor's note: (Meanjin vol 47 no 3 Spring 1988) The Rainbow Serpent was written for presentation at the Australian Pavilion at Expo 88 in Brisbane, and is reproduced by permission of the Australian Government Publishing Service, publisher of the illustrated book of the same name.
  • Other formats: Also sound recording. Narrator Shane Haywood.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 47 no. 3 Spring 1988 Z605215 1988 periodical issue 1988 pg. 373-377
  • 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)

    Milton : Jacaranda Press , 1990
    pg. 113-117
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Oodgeroo Kathleen J. Cochrane , Ron Hurley (illustrator), St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994 Z91638 1994 single work biography

    Includes poems, memories, anecdotes, personal notes and recollections by Oodgeroo, as well as photographs and an appreciation by Judith Wright.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1994
    pg. 140-141

Works about this Work

Performance for the People Adam Shoemaker , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 164-177)

'Presents the personal experiences of the author with Australian writer and activist Kath Walker (Oodgeroo Noonuccal). Author's meeting with Walker; Walker's ability to motivate and enthuse others; Walker's effort to reconcile black and white Australians.' (Publication abstract)

y separately published work icon Papers Related to the Publishing of The Spirit of Australia, [1988?] - 1989 Oodgeroo Noonuccal , Walter Vivian , Paul Cliff , 1988 (Manuscript version)10154992 10154986 1988 single work correspondence

'1. Handwritten text by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, to accompany slide images for book. 2. Typescript by Paul Cliff of emendations to Oodgeroo's text. 3. Edited typescript version by Paul Cliff, of Oodgeroo's and Vivian Walker's script for The Rainbow Serpent. This was performed at Expo '88, Brisbane, and used as the introduction to The Spirit of Australia. Accompanied by letter from Paul Cliff to Oodgeroo and Vivian Walker, 19 Jan. 1989. (Note : Vivian Walker later became known as Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal.)' (Source: Fryer Library, The University of Queensland)

Performance for the People Adam Shoemaker , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 164-177)

'Presents the personal experiences of the author with Australian writer and activist Kath Walker (Oodgeroo Noonuccal). Author's meeting with Walker; Walker's ability to motivate and enthuse others; Walker's effort to reconcile black and white Australians.' (Publication abstract)

y separately published work icon Papers Related to the Publishing of The Spirit of Australia, [1988?] - 1989 Oodgeroo Noonuccal , Walter Vivian , Paul Cliff , 1988 (Manuscript version)10154992 10154986 1988 single work correspondence

'1. Handwritten text by Oodgeroo Noonuccal, to accompany slide images for book. 2. Typescript by Paul Cliff of emendations to Oodgeroo's text. 3. Edited typescript version by Paul Cliff, of Oodgeroo's and Vivian Walker's script for The Rainbow Serpent. This was performed at Expo '88, Brisbane, and used as the introduction to The Spirit of Australia. Accompanied by letter from Paul Cliff to Oodgeroo and Vivian Walker, 19 Jan. 1989. (Note : Vivian Walker later became known as Kabul Oodgeroo Noonuccal.)' (Source: Fryer Library, The University of Queensland)

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