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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 A Boy's Life
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Autobiographical study by a celebrated Aboriginal poet and playwright, who writes of his boyhood in the south-west of Western Australia during the depression years of the 1920s and 30s. Written with humour and compassion, this book provides insights into a significant literary figure and an interesting period of Australian history.

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  • Other formats: Also braille and sound recording.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 1991 .
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      Extent: 145p.
      Description: port.
      ISBN: 1863252304, 0958810176, 9780958810173,
    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2000 .
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      Extent: 145p.
      Edition info: Commemorative edition
      Note/s:
      • Previously published: 1991
      ISBN: 187564167X

Works about this Work

y separately published work icon Aboriginal Autobiographical Writings : Jack Davis, Ruby Langford & Sally Morgan Sigrid Ruppe-Senn , Saarbrucken : VDM Publishing , 2008 8065930 2008 single work criticism

'This book analyses three autobiographical works, namely "A Boy's Life" by Jack Davis, "Don't Take Your Love to Town" by Ruby Langford and "My Place" by Sally Morgan, with particular regard to Australia's controversial history and various features of the autobiographical genre. Within this context the book outlines answers to three crucial questions: Why are accounts of Indigenous people's lives becoming increasingly important in Australia? Which possibilities and problems arise when writing one's autobiography? How do Indigenous writers deal with the history of colonization on the fifth continent? This book and its examination of the above-mentioned autobiographies is intended to give students of the Aboriginal Australian culture an accurate account of how life as an Indigenous person among an Anglo-Australian society was in the past and still is now.' (Source: Google Books website)

Untitled Stella Lees , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Spring vol. 9 no. 3 2001; (p. 46)

— Review of A Boy's Life Jack Davis 1991 single work autobiography
Untitled 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 30 May no. 252 2001; (p. 32)

— Review of A Boy's Life Jack Davis 1991 single work autobiography ; Desert Cowboy Pat Lowe Jimmy Pike 2000 single work biography
CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 4 February 2001; (p. 13)

— Review of A Boy's Life Jack Davis 1991 single work autobiography
`The Real Australian Story': An Interview with Jack Davis Adam Shoemaker (interviewer), 1994 single work interview
— Appears in: Jack Davis : The Maker of History 1994; (p. 22-47)
Wide Horizons of Summer Reading Rod Moran , 1992 single work review
— Appears in: Fremantle Arts Review , December 1991 and vol. 6 no. 12 , January vol. 7 no. 1 1992; (p. 18-19)

— Review of The Second Bridegroom Rodney Hall 1991 single work novel ; Master of the Ghost Dreaming Mudrooroo 1991 single work novel ; Olga Masters : A Lot of Living : The Compelling Biography of this Much-Loved Writer Julie Lewis 1991 single work biography ; God's Fool : The Life and Poetry of Francis Webb Michael Joseph Griffith 1991 selected work criticism biography ; A Boy's Life Jack Davis 1991 single work autobiography ; North Life Frank Cousens 1991 single work autobiography
Pleasure from Vivid Memories David Harris , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 31 August 1991; (p. 12)

— Review of A Boy's Life Jack Davis 1991 single work autobiography
Provocative Hughes Maintains the Page Penelope Nelson , 1991 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 September 1991; (p. rev 7)

— Review of A Boy's Life Jack Davis 1991 single work autobiography
CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 4 February 2001; (p. 13)

— Review of A Boy's Life Jack Davis 1991 single work autobiography
Untitled 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 30 May no. 252 2001; (p. 32)

— Review of A Boy's Life Jack Davis 1991 single work autobiography ; Desert Cowboy Pat Lowe Jimmy Pike 2000 single work biography
Lives in Custody Tim Rowse , 1993 single work criticism
— Appears in: After Mabo : Interpreting Indigenous Traditions 1993; (p. 27-53)
The Environment : A "Bran Nue Dae" or a Very Ancient One? Veronica Brady , 1991 single work criticism
— Appears in: Westerly , December vol. 36 no. 4 1991; (p. 100-106)
`The Real Australian Story': An Interview with Jack Davis Adam Shoemaker (interviewer), 1994 single work interview
— Appears in: Jack Davis : The Maker of History 1994; (p. 22-47)
y separately published work icon Aboriginal Autobiographical Writings : Jack Davis, Ruby Langford & Sally Morgan Sigrid Ruppe-Senn , Saarbrucken : VDM Publishing , 2008 8065930 2008 single work criticism

'This book analyses three autobiographical works, namely "A Boy's Life" by Jack Davis, "Don't Take Your Love to Town" by Ruby Langford and "My Place" by Sally Morgan, with particular regard to Australia's controversial history and various features of the autobiographical genre. Within this context the book outlines answers to three crucial questions: Why are accounts of Indigenous people's lives becoming increasingly important in Australia? Which possibilities and problems arise when writing one's autobiography? How do Indigenous writers deal with the history of colonization on the fifth continent? This book and its examination of the above-mentioned autobiographies is intended to give students of the Aboriginal Australian culture an accurate account of how life as an Indigenous person among an Anglo-Australian society was in the past and still is now.' (Source: Google Books website)

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