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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Swallow the Air
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  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Koori Mail no. 312 22 October 2003 Z1079589 2003 newspaper issue 2003 pg. 38
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Swallow the Air Dust on Waterglass Tara June Winch , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2006 Z1265164 2003 selected work short story (taught in 33 units)

    Swallow the Air follows the life of 15-year-old May Gibson, an Aboriginal girl from New South Wales whose mother commits suicide. May and her brother go to live with their aunt, but eventually May travels further afield, first to Redfern's Block in Sydney, then to the Northern Territory, and finally into central New South Wales. She travels to escape, but also in pursuit of a sense of her own history, family, and identity.

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2006
    pg. 1-9
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    y separately published work icon Paper, Rock no. 1 Spring 2007 Z1509609 2007 periodical issue 2007 pg. 22-23
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    y separately published work icon State Library of Queensland Young Writers Award Website State Library of Queensland , 12635290 website

    'The Young Writers Award is a writing competition by State Library of Queensland for young Queensland residents. The Award has been running for over 20 years, and has profiled many young writers who have gone onto achieve literary success. The aim of the program is to encourage and profile emerging Queensland authors. Previously entries had been accepted from writers between the ages of 18 and 25, and in 2015 a new category was added for writers aged 15 – 17.' (Website summary)

    Brisbane : State Library of Queensland ,
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