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Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Slow
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    y separately published work icon Survival In Our Own Land : 'Aboriginal' Experiences in 'South Australia' since 1836, Told by Nungas and Others Christobel Mattingley (editor), Ken Hampton (editor), Adelaide : Wakefield Press , 1988 Z873884 1988 anthology poetry prose biography autobiography correspondence lyric/song oral history

    'Survival In Our Own Land presents history in 'South Australia' for the first time from the point of view of Nungas, as many 'Aborigines' call themselves, showing Goonyas, as Europeans are called, as the invaders.

    Almost 150 Nungas have told how the Goonya invasion and implementation of Goonya law and policy have affected us. Fifty years ago for 'South Australia's' centenary we were a chapter in a Goonya book. Now we are our own books.

    The stories, in prose and poetry, speak volumes of much that has been previously omitted from history and textbooks. Many have been told for the first time for this book. Extracts from Goonya archival documents, many never before published, have also been included to illustrate Goonya attitudes and actions which have caused the deaths of many of our people and the destruction of much of our culture.' (Source: Back Cover)

    Adelaide : Wakefield Press , 1988
    pg. 111
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Spirit Song : A Collection of Aboriginal Poetry Lorraine Mafi-Williams , Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1993 Z430576 1993 anthology poetry

    'In this collection of contemporary poems for children, thirty-five Aboriginal poets write about what it means to be Aboriginal today. Many of the poems reflect the anger, despair and determination of a people dispossessed of their land and denied justice. Some poets recall the spirituality and culture of their ancestors. Still others look with hope to the future...' (Source: Back cover)

    Norwood : Omnibus Books , 1993
    pg. 35
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