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Issue Details: First known date: 1977... 1977 If Everyone Cared : Autobiography of Margaret Tucker
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'Mrs. Margaret Tucker's story- the story of herself, the Aboriginal Lilardia- is the story of the attainment of a dignity beyond oppression, misreprentation, flattery, the desire for approval, and beyond malice. The essence of Aboriginal thought has always been transcendental, and all Aboriginal ritual seeks identification with the creative force in the universer. To Lilardia this creative force is the Holy Spirit. This is a simple tale of humour and sadness, adventure and legend. It is of great historical importance.' (Source: On-Line)

Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to my mother, Theresa Clements, who gave me a grounding in what is right as distinct from what is wrong. Many of the old people had this. I am grateful too for the practical training given by the white pioneers of the Murray-Murrumbidgee area towards the end of the last century and early this one. My mother's stories of those old days have helped me to appreciate this wonderful country of ours, a God given land that I hope many nationalities can share.
  • Foreword by the Hon Kim Edward Beazley, Minister for Education 1973-1975, father of the Hon Kim Christian Beazley.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Ure Smith , 1977 .
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      Extent: 205 [32] of platesp.
      Description: illus.
      ISBN: 072540356X
    • London,
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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
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      Grosvenor ,
      1983 .
      Alternative title: If Everyone Cared : Autobiography of Margaret Tucker M.B.E.
      Edition info: new
      Description: illus; ports
      Note/s:
      • Published 31 December 1983

Works about this Work

Questioning Collaboration : The Past, Present and Future of Cross-Cultural Collaboration in Australian Publishing Jennifer Jones , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Black Writers White Editors : Episodes of Collaboration and Compromise in Australian Publishing History 2009; (p. 206-236)
In this chapter, Jennifer Jones argues that while editorial style may have changed overtime, the normativity, centrality and invisibility of whiteness continues to impact upon contemporary editorial practices in relation to Aboriginal women's writing.
The Contested Memory of Margaret Tucker : Moral Re-Armament, Communism and Unfashionable Commitment Jennifer Jones , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Black Writers White Editors : Episodes of Collaboration and Compromise in Australian Publishing History 2009; (p. 117-146)
In this chapter, Jennifer Jones considers why the Aboriginal position in relation to land, kinship and activism expressed in Margaret Tucker's autobiography presented obstacles that well-meaning white friends, supporters and editors were ill-equipped to deal with.
Editing According to the Guidance of God : The Making of Margaret Tucker's 'If Everyone Cared' Jennifer Jones , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Black Writers White Editors : Episodes of Collaboration and Compromise in Australian Publishing History 2009; (p. 84-116)
In this chapter, Jennifer Jones examines how the 830 editorial alterations to the If Everyone Cared manuscript impacted on Magaret Tucker's ability to express of her Aboriginal identity.
As Long as She Got Her Voice : How Cross-Cultural Collaboration Shapes Aboriginal Textuality Jennifer Jones , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Altitude , no. 5 2005;
Racism, Moral Community, and Australian Aboriginal Autobiographical Testimony Tikka Jan Wilson , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Biography , Winter vol. 27 no. 1 2004; (p. 78-103)
y separately published work icon Recovery and Restoration : Changing Identities of Aboriginal Women in Australia Gail Maria Hennessy , 1999 Z1019315 1999 single work thesis The thesis critically examines four autobiographical writers. These four writers, Margaret Tucker, Glenyse Ward, Sally Morgan and Ruby Langford Ginibi illustrate different ways of constructing an Aboriginal identity in their published texts.
Character Above Colour : Fast Track to Assimilation? Margaret Tucker M.B.E. and the Politics of Assimilation Gail Maria Hennessy , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , January vol. 21 no. 1 2002; (p. 62-67)
Over the past five years I have been researching the autobiographies written by Aboriginal women where the story of removal has been a constant theme. Children were taken from their families and the horrendous effects of those acts permeate the autobiographical writings. These autobiographies have been a rich source of personal, social and racial history and testify to an Aboriginal survival and renaissance towards self-determination and racial pride. In examining these autobiographies I traced a burgeoning aggression that reflected an emerging Aboriginal identity. This identity fractured the contradictory existence of recorded detail amassed by the State about the lives of Aboriginal people and allowed the authors to tell their own stories. - Introduction
Racism, Moral Community, and Australian Aboriginal Autobiographical Testimony Tikka Jan Wilson , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Biography , Winter vol. 27 no. 1 2004; (p. 78-103)
As Long as She Got Her Voice : How Cross-Cultural Collaboration Shapes Aboriginal Textuality Jennifer Jones , 2005 single work criticism
— Appears in: Altitude , no. 5 2005;
The Black Communist: The Contested Memory of Margaret Tucker Jennifer Jones , 2000 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 26 no. 2 2000; (p. 135-145)
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