AustLit logo
Private Property, Keep Out single work   poetry   "I walked to the river's edge where as a child I used"
Date: 1982
Issue Details: First known date: 1988... 1988 Private Property, Keep Out
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

All Publication Details

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Survival In Our Own Land : 'Aboriginal' Experiences in 'South Australia' since 1836, Told by Nungas and Others Christobel Mattingley (editor), Ken Hampton (editor), Adelaide : Wakefield Press , 1988 Z873884 1988 anthology poetry prose biography autobiography correspondence lyric/song oral history

    'Survival In Our Own Land presents history in 'South Australia' for the first time from the point of view of Nungas, as many 'Aborigines' call themselves, showing Goonyas, as Europeans are called, as the invaders.

    Almost 150 Nungas have told how the Goonya invasion and implementation of Goonya law and policy have affected us. Fifty years ago for 'South Australia's' centenary we were a chapter in a Goonya book. Now we are our own books.

    The stories, in prose and poetry, speak volumes of much that has been previously omitted from history and textbooks. Many have been told for the first time for this book. Extracts from Goonya archival documents, many never before published, have also been included to illustrate Goonya attitudes and actions which have caused the deaths of many of our people and the destruction of much of our culture.' (Source: Back Cover)

    Adelaide : Wakefield Press , 1988
    pg. 75
X