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Part 3 : 1950-1975 selected work   poetry  
Is part of A Celebration of Australia's Poetry from 1901-2001 2001 series - publisher poetry
Note: Presented and introduced by Mike Ladd.
Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Part 3 : 1950-1975
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'The third period takes in post war European migration, feminism, the Generation of 68, drug poetry and the Vietnam war. Judith Wright's 'At Cooloolah' (1955) articulates two themes that were to be her abiding passions - the environment and Aboriginal dispossession. During this period Indigenous Australians writing poetry in English began to be heard. An example here is Oodgeroo's spirited rendition of 'We Are Going' (1964). Michael Dransfield's 'That Which We Call a Rose' (1969) is an example of his Romanticism, his rejection of materialist Australian society and his "escape" into heroin addiction. Bruce Dawe's 'Homecoming' (1968) protested against the Vietnam war.'

(Source: PoeticA website, ABC Radio National,

Production Details

  • First aired on PoeticA, ABC Radio National on Saturday 19 May 2001. Re-broadcast in 2003 on Saturday 18 January.

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Form: spoken word
First known date: 2001
Last amended 13 Aug 2010 13:07:50
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