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Bindimayi's Song About Country single work   poetry   "Martanga-ullu-la tharkiart marna kuwarnha-la putarri"
Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Bindimayi's Song About Country
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Notes

  • Guruma language is from the Pilbara region of Western Australia.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First line of verse: "When I come back to my country"
Language: Aboriginal Kurrama AIATSIS ref. (W36) (WA SF50-11). There may be as many as five variations of Kurrama being Yarnarri, Yinyjiwarnti Kurrama, Mijirranypa, Marntartka and Ngamangamara: http://www.wangkamaya.org.au/pilbara-languages/kurrama-overview (These variations not yet added to AustLit.) , English
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Untreated : Poems by Black Writers Josie Douglas (editor), Alice Springs : Jukurrpa Books , 2001 Z930045 2001 anthology poetry

    'This anthology of poetry brings together all the big names in Aboriginal writing and features a wide array of styles and topics. With a foreword by Kim Scott – joint winner of the Miles Franklin Literary Award, 2000, for his novel Benang.  (Publication summary)

    Alice Springs : Jukurrpa Books , 2001
    pg. 63
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Antipodes : Poetic Responses Margaret Bradstock (editor), Putney : Phoenix Education , 2011 Z1760960 2011 anthology poetry extract Antipodes, representing poets born between 1790 and 1983, provides a wonderful introduction to the changing views of Australia and its history over the past two hundred years as well as to the excellent poetry that is part of our heritage. -- Emeritus Professor Elizabeth Webby (from the Foreword) Putney : Phoenix Education , 2011 pg. 41
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