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y separately published work icon Hibiscus and Ti-Tree : Women in Queensland anthology   criticism   short story   poetry  
Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Hibiscus and Ti-Tree : Women in Queensland
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  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,:Hecate Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Gununa Is the Land of My Dreams That's Rich in Culture with Its Background, Elsie Roughsey , Paul Memmott , Chris Watson , extract autobiography

Extracts from An Aboriginal Mother Tells of the Old and the New with prefatory remarks by Chris Watson and Paul Memmott.

(p. 19-29)
Writing from the Contact Zone : Fiction by Early Queensland Women, Belinda McKay , single work criticism
This paper examines 'some of the ways in which white women novelists also contributed powerfully to shaping the literary imaginative landscape through which Australian readers came to "know" Indigenous people, and the nature of inter-racial contact, in the period before the publication of writing by Indigenous women began to disrupt the textual terrain' (54). The focus is on the writing of women who grew up in rural Queensland and/or used Queensland as settings. The paper concludes that women writers, though presenting themselves as sympathetic and knowledgeable observers and spokespersons for Indigenous people, were 'active participants in the ongoing colonial projects of subjugating Indigenous people and managing perceptions of that process' (68).
(p. 30-45)
Only a Woman, Leontine Cooper , single work short story
Despite her violent, irresponsible husband, Selma Goddard has managed by her own efforts to provide a modest home for herself and her children. All is threatened, however, when her husband returns and demands that she sell the home so he can use the money to pay his debts. When a kindly public servant sees the situation for what it really is, he intervenes on Selma's behalf to bring the law down firmly on her side.
(p. 63-72)
Heroines and Heroes : Sexual Mythology in Australia 1914-1918, Carmel Shute , single work criticism
An exploration of the mythologising of women's roles during the First World War, with a focus on contributions such as poems and letters that were published in newspapers of the time.
(p. 114-131)
Authors' Week : Queensland Writers, Nettie Palmer , single work criticism (p. 156-159)
Pussy Willow, Betty Collins , single work autobiography
Young Betty has always been fond of the soft, furry heads of pussywillow. After leaving school she begins an apprenticeship in a milliner's shop. Wartime shortages soon demand that the milliners become inventive with whatever materials are to hand. Betty brings in swathes of pussywillow to use, but has no idea of the disaster that it will attract.
(p. 168-172)
A Good Woman, Julie Kearney , extract autobiography
A description of the personalities, attitudes and activities of various family members.
(p. 197-203)
Australia, Lana Demianeuk , single work short story
Describes the experiences of migrants upon arriving in Australia, and the impact upon them of a vastly different landscape and culture.
(p. 204-210)
Kevy and Me, Audrey Evans , single work short story
A young woman who has been institutionalised for some time and disowned by her family, is thrilled when her older brother arrives on Christmas Eve to take her into his care for twenty-eight days. However, she quickly learns that this will not be so, and she is left to her own devices. Less than twenty-four hours later, she finds herself returned to the institution having experienced an odd, but enjoyable, respite.
(p. 211-214)
Dead Woodi"Get rid of the dead wood", Kath Walker , single work poetry (p. 215)
Black Commandmentsi"1. Thou shall gather thy scattered people together", Kath Walker , single work poetry (p. 215)
Christmas Eve in Queenslandi"They come spilling out of the schoolhouse", Dorothy Hewett , single work poetry (p. 216)
Out West, Juliet Quinlan , single work short story
Sandra, a busy young mother living on an outback station, has guests staying and has painstakingly prepared a fancy dessert for their dinner. When her husband's partner from the neighbouring property arrives, with guests of his own, the dessert becomes the focus of a disturbing encounter.
(p. 217-220)
Remember the Pink Elephant?, Betty Birskys , single work autobiography
Prompted by reading an article by Clive Moore, Betty Birskys recalls her own experiences as a fledgling journalist and writer in Brisbane.
(p. 221-224)
Fox Furi"I found a black fur collar hidden", Silvana Gardner , single work poetry (p. 247)
Story Bridge Story, Lesley Singh , single work short story
Jackie's life swings uneasily between her daytime clerical job and her role as a member of a local rock band. These two dimensions of her life are further complicated by her interactions and relationships with work colleagues and band members.
(p. 258-265)
Jury Service, Shirley Tucker , single work short story
'Divorced, fortyish, two children, a dog, and a thesis begun some years ago', a Brisbane woman's initial response to an invitation to Jury service is to decline - an option only available to her because she is a woman. However, she resists succumbing to such a gender-biased option and accepts, and is distressed when confronted with the casualties of a society in which male power and abuse seem rife.
(p. 266-267)
Lady Fingersi"And I want one kilo of", Lesley Hawkes , single work poetry (p. 268-269)
Some Daysi"Poverty is", LiLian Tait , single work poetry (p. 270)
Straw Meni"straw men", Shelley Dempsey , single work poetry (p. 270)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • St Lucia, Indooroopilly - St Lucia area, Brisbane - North West, Brisbane, Queensland,: Hecate Press , 2009 .
      image of person or book cover 3366050732088408213.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 336p.
      ISBN: 9780959468854 (pbk), 0959468854

Works about this Work

Untitled Jacqueline Stockdale , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 122 2010; (p. 31-33)

— Review of Hibiscus and Ti-Tree : Women in Queensland 2009 anthology criticism short story poetry
Untitled Lyndon Megarrity , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , September vol. 34 no. 3 2010; (p. 404-405)

— Review of Hibiscus and Ti-Tree : Women in Queensland 2009 anthology criticism short story poetry
Untitled Lyndon Megarrity , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Journal of Australian Studies , September vol. 34 no. 3 2010; (p. 404-405)

— Review of Hibiscus and Ti-Tree : Women in Queensland 2009 anthology criticism short story poetry
Untitled Jacqueline Stockdale , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Island , Spring no. 122 2010; (p. 31-33)

— Review of Hibiscus and Ti-Tree : Women in Queensland 2009 anthology criticism short story poetry
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