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Issue Details: First known date: 1966... 1966 Don't Cry Mother
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  • Cheryl Mundy wrote this song while travelling through country with other members of her community. Travelling to variouse places, considering how to protect heritage sites. There was a storm one night and as Cheryl sat around the camp fire she wrote this song about being children of the earth.

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First known date: 1966
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    y separately published work icon Keeping Culture : Aboriginal Tasmania Amanda Jane Reynolds (editor), Canberra : National Museum of Australia Press , 2006 Z1305322 2006 anthology poetry autobiography short story prose

    'This book highlights the strength and diversity of contemporary Tasmanian Aboriginal voices through stories, memories, essays and art. Cultural traditions such as mutton-birding, fishing, carving, weaving and necklace making are celebrated here through poems and songs, and through the craft of the makers.' (Source: WorldCat website)

    Canberra : National Museum of Australia Press , 2006
    pg. 74
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