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Alternative title: Anangu Story
Note: Yalata and Oak Valley Communities with Christobel Mattingley.
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Maralinga : The Anangu Story
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'"Maralinga - the Anangu Story is our story. We have told it for our children, our grandchildren and their children. We have told it for you."

'In words and pictures Yalata and Oak Valley community members, with author Christobel Mattingley, describe what happened in the Maralinga Tjarutja lands of South Australia before the bombs and after.' (Publisher's blurb)

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: English
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2009 .
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      Extent: 71p.
      Description: illus. (some col.), map
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references (p. 71).
      • Includes a glossary.
      ISBN: 9781741756210 (hbk.)
    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2012 .
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      Extent: 70p.
      Description: illus. (some col.), map and ports.
      Note/s:
      • First published 2009.
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 9781742378428

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Australian Children’s Literature and Postcolonialism : A Review Essay Xu Daozhi , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ilha Do Desterro : A Journal of English Language , vol. 69 no. 2 2016;
'The theme of land and country is resonant in Australian children’s literature with Aboriginal subject matter. The textual and visual narratives present counter-discourse strategies to challenge the colonial ideology and dominant valuation of Australian landscape. This paper begins by examining the colonial history of seeing Australia as an “empty space”, naming, and appropriating the land by erasing Aboriginal presence from the land. Then it explores the conceptual re-investment of Aboriginal connections to country in the representation of Australian landscape, as reflected and re-imagined in fiction and non-fiction for child readers. Thereby, as the paper suggests, a shared and reconciliatory space can at least discursively be negotiated and envisioned. ' (Publication abstract)
Children's Literature About Country BlackWords : Children's Literature About Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 6) The BlackWords Essays 2019;

In this essay Heiss addresses the increasing number of Aboriginal authored children's and young adult literature published that focuses on the 'meaning of place' in an Indigenous context. She demonstrates this by selecting writings and stories from regions such as remote, semi-remote and desert to tropics, which showcase the diversity of life in different parts of Indigenous Australia and the essence of Aboriginal storytelling.

Focus IBBY Elizabeth Page , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 50 no. 4 2012; (p. 120-127)
Reading and Viewing : Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islanders Texts for Years 7 and 8 Deborah McPherson , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: English in Australia , vol. 46 no. 2 2011; (p. 91-92)

— Review of Shake a Leg Boori Pryor , 2010 single work picture book ; Maralinga : The Anangu Story Yalata and Oak Valley Communities , 2009 single work prose ; Playground : Listening to Stories from Country and from Inside the Heart 2011 anthology prose
Eve Pownall Award for Information Books - Honour Books 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , August vol. 54 no. 3 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of Polar Eyes : A Journey to Antarctica Tanya Patrick , 2009 single work non-fiction ; Maralinga : The Anangu Story Yalata and Oak Valley Communities , 2009 single work prose
Untitled Julia Jackson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , March vol. 88 no. 6 2009; (p. 26)

— Review of Maralinga : The Anangu Story Yalata and Oak Valley Communities , 2009 single work prose
Kids' Lit Jill Rowbotham , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 25-26 April 2009; (p. 12)

— Review of The Adventures of Nanny Piggins R. A. Spratt , 2009 single work children's fiction ; Maralinga : The Anangu Story Yalata and Oak Valley Communities , 2009 single work prose
Under Age Frances Atkinson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 26 April 2009; (p. 25)

— Review of Maralinga : The Anangu Story Yalata and Oak Valley Communities , 2009 single work prose
This Week's Selections Katharine England , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 9 May 2009; (p. 24)

— Review of Maralinga : The Anangu Story Yalata and Oak Valley Communities , 2009 single work prose
Confessions of a Fearful Whitefella Angie Schiavone , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 June 2009; (p. 35)

— Review of Riding the Black Cockatoo John Danalis , 2009 single work autobiography ; Maralinga : The Anangu Story Yalata and Oak Valley Communities , 2009 single work prose
Know the Author: Christobel Mattingly Sarah Mayor-Cox , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , May vol. 24 no. 2 2009; (p. 4-6)
Christobel Mattingley 'was born on the Kaurnu Dreaming trail' and lived in the Adelaide plains until she was eight. (4). While she didn't realize at the time that this was 'a significant trail for the Kaurnu people who are the traditional custodians of the land', she attributes the 'geneisis of what she writes now' to 'things in my childhood that went right down to my subconscious' (4). Mayor Cox discusses Mattingley's early childhood and the nascent beginnings of her 'long and profound involvement with Australia's publishing industry' (4) as well as referring to a number of Mattingley's popluar publications and the responses they draw from readers. This includes Maralinga: The Anangu Story, The Miracle Tree, No guns for Asmir and the collection of Nunga stories entitled Survival in Our Own Land which she co-edited with Ken Hampton. There is also a 'fact box' which includes information on Mattingley's academic background, literary prizes and personal achievements
Kids' Writers Queue Up for Kudos Katharine England , 2010 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 2010; (p. 50-51)
Focus IBBY Elizabeth Page , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Bookbird , vol. 50 no. 4 2012; (p. 120-127)
Children's Literature About Country BlackWords : Children's Literature About Country Anita Heiss , 2015 single work criticism
— Appears in: The BlackWords Essays 2015; (p. 6) The BlackWords Essays 2019;

In this essay Heiss addresses the increasing number of Aboriginal authored children's and young adult literature published that focuses on the 'meaning of place' in an Indigenous context. She demonstrates this by selecting writings and stories from regions such as remote, semi-remote and desert to tropics, which showcase the diversity of life in different parts of Indigenous Australia and the essence of Aboriginal storytelling.

Australian Children’s Literature and Postcolonialism : A Review Essay Xu Daozhi , 2016 single work criticism
— Appears in: Ilha Do Desterro : A Journal of English Language , vol. 69 no. 2 2016;
'The theme of land and country is resonant in Australian children’s literature with Aboriginal subject matter. The textual and visual narratives present counter-discourse strategies to challenge the colonial ideology and dominant valuation of Australian landscape. This paper begins by examining the colonial history of seeing Australia as an “empty space”, naming, and appropriating the land by erasing Aboriginal presence from the land. Then it explores the conceptual re-investment of Aboriginal connections to country in the representation of Australian landscape, as reflected and re-imagined in fiction and non-fiction for child readers. Thereby, as the paper suggests, a shared and reconciliatory space can at least discursively be negotiated and envisioned. ' (Publication abstract)
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  • Maralinga, North West South Australia, Far North South Australia, South Australia,
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