First People Come to Us single work   poetry   "First people come to us,"
Issue Details: First known date: 1986... 1986 First People Come to Us
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  • Appears in:
    y Kakadu Man : Bill Neidjie Bill Neidjie , Stephen Davis , Allan Fox , Queanbeyan : Mybrood , 1985 Z465390 1985 selected work prose biography poetry

    'In this book Bill Neidjie – manager and negotiator of the Bunitj Clan Estate – which forms part of Kakadu National Park, relives the past in order to give some meaningful structure to the future. He attempts to help non-Aboriginal people understand the bond between Aboriginal people and their traditionally inherited land through poetry.' (Publication summary)

    Darwin : Resource Managers , 1986
    pg. 37-38
  • Appears in:
    y North of the Ten Commandments : A Collection of Northern Territory Literature David Headon (editor), Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991 Z54431 1991 anthology poetry short story prose correspondence extract

    'The writers and story-tellers included in this collection relate an important, even epic tale. They tell a story which in 1988 (white Australia's bicentennial year) rarely received attention because, while it tells of courage and love, it also focuses on killing and conquest, eccentricity and madness, and a land as hostile and murderous as it could be gentle and caring...' (Source: Preface)

    Rydalmere : Hodder and Stoughton , 1991
    pg. 115-116
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