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Issue Details: First known date: 1966... 1966 The Dawn Is at Hand
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'Through her poems, Kath Walker communicates the frustrations of Aborigines in the white world; her poems are brilliant and original.' (Source: GoodReads website)

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Notes

  • Dedication: For Patricia, Denis, and Vivian, whose patience, tolerance and sacrifice, enabled me to write these poems

Contents

* Contents derived from the Brisbane, Queensland,:Jacaranda Press , 1966 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Assimilation - No!i"Pour your pitcher of wine into the wide river", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 7)
Integration - Yes!i"Gratefully we learn from you,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 8)
The Dawn is at Handi"Dark brothers, first Australian race,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 9)
Municipal Gumi"Gumtree in the city street,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 10)
Bwalla the Hunteri"In the hard famine time, in the long drought", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 11)
Civilisationi"We who came late to civilisation,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 12)
Nonai"At the happy chattering evening meal", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 13)
Jarri's Love Songi"Outside his new-made gunya Jarri", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 14-15)
Dark Unmarried Mothersi"All about the country,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 16-17)
The Curlew Criedi"Three nights they heard the curlew cry.", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 18)
Tribal Justicei"Gone the gay laughter of the old happy days,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 19-20)
Borai"Stone Age youth", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 21-22)
Biamii"'Mother, what is that one sea,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 23)
Daisy Bindii"Slavery at Roy Hill, to our shame profound,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 24)
The Pasti"Let no one say the past is dead.", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 25)
No More Boomerangi"No more boomerang", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 26-27)
The Woor Womani"Bhoori the hunter left the hill,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 28-29)
Understand, Old Onei"Understand, old one,", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 30-31)
Sounds Assail Mei"Something obscene", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 32)
The Food Gatherersi"We are the food gatherers, we", Oodgeroo Noonuccal , single work poetry (p. 33)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: The Dawn is at Hand : Selected Poems
Notes:
Introduction by Malcolm Williamson
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Marion Boyars ,
      1992 .
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      Extent: 144p.
      Note/s:
      • Earlier ed. published under title: My people. 1970.
      ISBN: 0714529214, 9780714529219

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Works about this Work

Oodgeroo: Orator, Poet, Storyteller Anne Brewster , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 92-104)
Oodgeroo Bids Farewell Don Petersen , 1993 single work criticism biography
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 17 September 1993; (p. 15)
The Poetry of Politics : Australian Aboriginal Verse Adam Shoemaker , 1989 single work criticism
— Appears in: Black Words, White Page : Aboriginal Literature 1929-1988 1989; (p. 179-229)
In this chapter the broad range of Aboriginal verse is examined to illustrate the diversity and talent of contemporary Black Australian poets. Shoemaker argues that any dismissal of Aboriginal poetry as simply propaganda is inaccurate and unfair. Aboriginal poetry ranges from the overtly political to celebrations of nature. The political stance of the writers is considered as well as the particular social conditions in which the writers live - and which they often address in their work. The works of Aboriginal poets Jack Davis, Kevin Gilbert, Colin Johnson, Lionel Fogarty and Aileen Corpus are examined. To emphasise the distinctive elements of writing produced by Aboriginal poets, Shoemaker provides a brief comparison to the work of selected white poets, Les Murray and Bruce Dawe. He also demonstrates the Fourth World dimension and increasingly oral predisposition of Australian Aboriginal verse by contrasting it with the poetry of contemporary Canadian Indian writers.
Backgrounds to Aboriginal Literature Clifford Watego , 1988 single work essay
— Appears in: Black Voices , vol. 4 no. 1 1988; (p. 42-55)
The Aboriginal Poets in English : Kath Walker, Jack Davis, and Kevin Gilbert John Beston , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Aboriginal Issue [Summer] vol. 36 no. 4 1977; (p. 446-461)
[Review] The Other Half : Poems and Arcady and Other Places Kenneth Ellis , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 12 November 1966; (p. 16)

— Review of The Dawn Is at Hand Kath Walker , 1966 selected work poetry ; The Other Half : Poems Judith Wright , 1966 selected work poetry ; Arcady and Other Places : Poems Vincent Buckley , 1966 selected work poetry
Balanced Inheritance B. Gill , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Australian , 5 November 1966; (p. 9)

— Review of The Dawn Is at Hand Kath Walker , 1966 selected work poetry
Untitled J. I. Moore , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 17 December 1966;

— Review of The Dawn Is at Hand Kath Walker , 1966 selected work poetry
An Aboriginal Poet R. Robinson , 1966 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 12 November 1966; (p. 20)

— Review of The Dawn Is at Hand Kath Walker , 1966 selected work poetry
Untitled Leon Cantrell , 1967 single work review
— Appears in: Poetry Magazine , no. 1 1967; (p. 31-32)

— Review of The Dawn Is at Hand Kath Walker , 1966 selected work poetry
Backgrounds to Aboriginal Literature Clifford Watego , 1988 single work essay
— Appears in: Black Voices , vol. 4 no. 1 1988; (p. 42-55)
Oodgeroo: Orator, Poet, Storyteller Anne Brewster , 1994 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , vol. 16 no. 4 1994; (p. 92-104)
The Aboriginal Poets in English : Kath Walker, Jack Davis, and Kevin Gilbert John Beston , 1977 single work criticism
— Appears in: Meanjin , Aboriginal Issue [Summer] vol. 36 no. 4 1977; (p. 446-461)
The New Dreamtime : Kath Walker in Australian Literature Ruth Doobov , 1973 single work criticism
— Appears in: Australian Literary Studies , May vol. 6 no. 1 1973; (p. 46-55)
Aboriginal Poetess Wins Literary Prize 1967 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 December 1967; (p. 6)
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