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Issue Details: First known date: 2008... 2008 Every Secret Thing
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'In the Aboriginal missions of far northern Australia, it was a battle between saving souls and saving traditional culture.

'Every Secret Thing is a rough, tough, hilarious portrayal of the Bush Mob and the Mission Mob, and the hapless clergy trying to convert them. In these tales, everyone is fair game.

'At once playful and sharp, Marie Munkara's wonderfully original stories cast a taunting new light on the mission era in Australia.' (From the publisher's website.)

Exhibitions

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Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to Pardy (Brian Sweet), who told me I could do it. 10 November 1923 - 7 March 2006.
  • Other Formats: Also electronic resource
  • Other formats: Also sound recording.
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:University of Queensland Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The Bishop, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 1-13)
The Brotherhood, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 14-27)
Pwomiga, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story (p. 28-34)
The Immaculate Misconception, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 35-38)
The Sound of Music, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 39-46)
Mira, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 47-55)
The Big Wind, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 56-63)
Wurruwataka, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 64-74)
The Garden of Eden, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour

'...An so it was with great sadness that the coloured kids were taken from the arms of their families. Some mothers handed them over in the hope that...their kids' lives would be the better for their sacrifice. Others fought tooth and nail to the bitter end...' (Source: Munkara, Marie. Every Secret Thing, 2009:80)

(p. 75-81)
The Bride-to-be, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 82-87)
Tides of Change, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 88-97)
Taking Leave, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 98-103)
Noah's Revenge, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story (p. 104-109)
The Missionaries, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 110-120)
Thomas, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 121-127)
The Castaways, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 128-139)
Punapi, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story (p. 140-149)
The Good Doctor, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 150-158)
Marigold, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 159-170)
The Movies, Marie Munkara , 2009 single work short story humour (p. 179-171)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2008

Works about this Work

Every Secret Thing - Interview with Marie Munkara. Part 1 Bob Gosford , 2014 single work interview
— Appears in: Crikey 2014;
'This is Part One of an interview with Darwin-based writer Marie Munkara in early October...'
It's Not Black and White : Who Should Be Practically and Affectively Implicated in Reconciliation and Its Textual Discourses Adelle Barry , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2011 2011; (p. 93-99)

'Fiction writing is a proliferating vocation in the Northern Territory (NT) and the increasing number of publications by Territory authors is testament to the work of The NT Writers’ Centre to encourage, guide and inspire Territorians to imagine and write. The NT Writers’ Festival, ‘Word Storm’, was held by the NT Writers’ Centre in 2010 and proved to be a highly commendable success which attracted renowned authors such as Arnold Zabel, Germaine Greer and Lionel Fogarty to promote literature, critical debate and cultural production through the Arts. According to audience surveys, however, Northern Territory author, Marie Munkara was voted as the most popular guest writer at the festival for her work, Every Secret Thing (2009). ...'

Marie Munkara Marie Munkara , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 205 2011; (p. 59-60)
Black Chicks Talking : Indigenous Women's Writing in JSNWL's Collection Jane Pollard , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 22 no. 2 2011; (p. 6-7)
'The library has a small but growing collection of Aboriginal material in the form of books, posters, audio-visual items and the few journals. This article overviews these holdings and makes a plea for more donations in this area.' (p. 6)
The Year's Work in Fiction: 2009-2010 Elizabeth Webby , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , July vol. 55 no. 1 2010; (p. 119-139)

— Review of Fear Factor : Terror Incognito 2009 anthology short story extract ; A True History of the Hula Hoop Judith Lanigan , 2009 single work novel ; The World Beneath Cate Kennedy , 2009 single work novel ; The Paperbark Shoe Goldie Goldbloom , 2009 single work novel ; Swimming : A Novel Enza Gandolfo , 2004 single work novel ; The Bath Fugues Brian Castro , 2009 selected work novella ; The Lost Life Steven Carroll , 2009 single work novel ; Rainforest Narratives : The Work of Janette Turner Hospital David Callahan , 2009 single work criticism ; Brian Castro's Fiction : The Seductive Play of Language Bernadette Brennan , 2008 multi chapter work criticism ; Legacy Larissa Behrendt , 2009 single work novel ; The Nature of Ice Robyn Mundy , 2009 single work novel ; Lovesong Alex Miller , 2009 single work novel ; Wonders of a Godless World Andrew McGahan , 2009 single work novel ; Smoke in the Room Emily Maguire , 2009 single work novel ; The Australian Long Story 2009 anthology short story prose novella autobiography ; Every Secret Thing Marie Munkara , 2008 selected work short story ; Arrhythmia : Stories of Desire Richard Rossiter , 2009 selected work short story ; The China Garden Kris Olsson , 2009 single work novel ; Barley Patch Gerald Murnane , 2009 single work novel ; Tom Hurstbourne, or, A Squatter's Life John Clavering Wood , 2010 single work novel ; Truth Peter Temple , 2009 single work novel ; The Window Seat and Other Stories Archie Weller , 2009 selected work short story ; Headlong : A Novel Susan Varga , 2009 single work novel ; The Legacy Kirsten Tranter , 2010 single work novel
Off the Shelf : Stories Owen Richardson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 19 September 2009; (p. 28)

— Review of Every Secret Thing Marie Munkara , 2008 selected work short story
[Review] Every Secret Thing Shane Strange , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , September vol. 89 no. 2 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of Every Secret Thing Marie Munkara , 2008 selected work short story
Untitled Adrienne Walker , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: InCite , November vol. 30 no. 11 2009; (p. 22-23)

— Review of Every Secret Thing Marie Munkara , 2008 selected work short story
Untitled Dominique Wilson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Wet Ink , December no. 17 2009; (p. 55)

— Review of Every Secret Thing Marie Munkara , 2008 selected work short story
Nuns and Priests Patrick Allington , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , April no. 320 2010; (p. 15)

— Review of Every Secret Thing Marie Munkara , 2008 selected work short story
Black Chicks Talking : Indigenous Women's Writing in JSNWL's Collection Jane Pollard , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Jessie Street National Women's Library Newsletter , May vol. 22 no. 2 2011; (p. 6-7)
'The library has a small but growing collection of Aboriginal material in the form of books, posters, audio-visual items and the few journals. This article overviews these holdings and makes a plea for more donations in this area.' (p. 6)
Marie Munkara Marie Munkara , 2011 single work criticism
— Appears in: Overland , Summer no. 205 2011; (p. 59-60)
Every Secret Thing - Interview with Marie Munkara. Part 1 Bob Gosford , 2014 single work interview
— Appears in: Crikey 2014;
'This is Part One of an interview with Darwin-based writer Marie Munkara in early October...'
It's Not Black and White : Who Should Be Practically and Affectively Implicated in Reconciliation and Its Textual Discourses Adelle Barry , 2011 single work essay
— Appears in: Northern Territory Literary Awards 2011 2011; (p. 93-99)

'Fiction writing is a proliferating vocation in the Northern Territory (NT) and the increasing number of publications by Territory authors is testament to the work of The NT Writers’ Centre to encourage, guide and inspire Territorians to imagine and write. The NT Writers’ Festival, ‘Word Storm’, was held by the NT Writers’ Centre in 2010 and proved to be a highly commendable success which attracted renowned authors such as Arnold Zabel, Germaine Greer and Lionel Fogarty to promote literature, critical debate and cultural production through the Arts. According to audience surveys, however, Northern Territory author, Marie Munkara was voted as the most popular guest writer at the festival for her work, Every Secret Thing (2009). ...'

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