Issue Details: First known date: 1997... 1997 Voices From a First Nation : A Journal of Writings by Jim Everett from the Clan Plangermairreener of the Palawa
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These writings span over 50 years. Much of the content relates to Tasmanian Aborigines and their history and struggles for identity, return of remains, equality and self determination.


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* Contents derived from the Tasmania,: Jim Everett , 1997 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Beyond the Colonial Construct, Jim Everett , 1997 single work single work review
— Review of Aboriginal Sovereignty : Reflections on Race, State and Nation Henry Reynolds 1996 single work criticism ;
(p. 4-16 unpaged)
Aboriginal Education and Colonialism : Our Earthlinks Under Threat, Jim Everett , 1997 single work criticism
'Traditional Indigenous education, in a generalised sense, is the practice of multi-interaction arrangements between the human invironment and the natural environment. It embodies the lifestyles or Indigenous entitles of both human and non-human lifestyles, roles and responsibilities...'
(p. 17-29 unpaged)
Note: Includes bibliography.
Australian Museums A Role to Play in a Changing Indigenous Environment, 1997 single work criticism

'Within the continuing colonial experience that Australian Indigines experience, the continuing oppression and control of our very lives and sovereign freedom...'

(p. 30-45 unpaged)
Black Epitaphi"What is your crime you ask, what have you done", Jim Everett , 1997 single work poetry (p. 46 unpaged)
The Colonising Process as Opposed to Aboriginal Cultural Freedom, Jim Everett , 1997 single work criticism
'The history of colonising Australia is well known, albeit a history written by whites, and cold[l]y calculated to perpetuate a lie lending to some holy belief that Australia was an empty country at the time of 'peaceful 'settlement...'
(p. 48-57 unpaged)
Self-Determinationi"Self-Determination is Our Way", Jim Everett , 1989 single work poetry (p. 58 unpaged)
The Expertsi"They come to our people and ask,", Jim Everett , 1990 single work poetry (p. 60 unpaged)
The Spearhead of Modern Colonizers, 1997 single work essay

'Despite almost 200 years of white society in Australia colonization is not complete in terms of assimilating the indigines of this land. Today's colonizers are ever conscious of Aboriginal society and how it has not been manipulated into completely rejecting or laying aside its social entity.'

(p. 61-69 unpaged)
They're One of Usi"One of us they say, one of us", Jim Everett , 1989 single work poetry (p. 71 unpaged)
Aboriginal Cultural Freedom Versus Australian Cultural Democracy, Jim Everett , 1997 single work criticism
'...The promoted image of multi-cultural society in this country tends towards blending cultures foreign to the indigenous culture, but denying the indigenous people any freedom to develop culturally without foreign manipulation...'
(p. 72-74 unpaged)
Why Aborigines Should Be Writing for Children, Jim Everett , 1997 single work essay
'It is common knowledge that literature concerning Aborigines is mainly a product of non-Aboriginal writers. Almost all written work, to be recognised work, must conform to acceptable standards inherent in English literature. Therefore, it is disturbing to note that written material on Aborigines gains its recognition through non-Aboriginal norms in literature...'
(p. 78-85 unpaged)
Sad Changesi"With a heavy heart I live this life,", Jim Everett , 1990 single work poetry (p. 86 unpaged)
Introduction, Unknown , 1997 single work biography

'Jim Everett, born on Flinders Island off the north-east coast of Tasmania, is a Tasmanian Aboriginal from the Ben Lomond Tribe, the Plangermairreenner People, midway down the east coast of Tasmania.'

(p. 87 unpaged)
A Story of Ballawinne (Red Ochre), Jim Everett , 1997 single work extract children's fiction children's
'The day was a dull early winters day in Tasmania on the edge of the foothills of Cradle Mountain...'
(p. 89-90 unpaged)
A Story of Kuti Kina, Jim Everett , 1997 single work single work short story Indigenous story
A story about Kuti Kina, a protector of spirits who lived of Sharp Hill.
(p. 91-93 unpaged)
A Story of the Fish Spirit, Jim Everett , 1997 single work single work short story Indigenous story
A story about how the Sea Spirit made the old people stop eating scale fish.
(p. 94-96 unpaged)
A Story of Tonah Leah The Fire Spirit, Jim Everett , 1997 single work single work short story Indigenous story
A story about Kakannawayreetya who was unhappy at being the fire spirit.
(p. 97-99 unpaged)
A Short Trip with Shorty O'Neill, Jim Everett , 1997 single work short story
It all started with a phone call from Shorty O'Neill, asking me if I'd started any action on what he'd told Michael Mansell...'
(p. 100-114 unpaged)
Our Earth Eyesi"We see your paper mills", Jim Everett , 1997 single work poetry (p. 115 unpaged)
Note: Author note: Pura-lia Japan 1994
Anguish to Victoryi"I hear the scream of wounded forests", Jim Everett , 1997 single work poetry (p. 116 unpaged)

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