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Percy Trezise (a.k.a. Percy James Trezise; Warrenby; Percy Jas Trezise) b. 28 Jan 1923 d. 10 May 2005 (35 works by fr. 1965)

Percy Trezise was born in Tallangatta and educated at Albury High School. He served as a pilot during World War II, enlisting on 7 December 1941 and being discharged on 4 September 1945. He moved to Cairns in 1965 to fly for Ansett Airlines and the Aerial Ambulance. A renowned landscape artist, Trezise was also responsible for bringing the Quinkan Aboriginal rock arts sites to public attention. He spent many years photographing the sites and building strong relationships with the Aboriginal people of the Laura area on Cape York Peninsula.

Trezise wrote dozens of children's picture books. Many of them were themed around issues of conservation or Aboriginal mythology, and about half were co-authored with Dick Roughsey. (Trezise became Roughsey's brother in a traditional Aboriginal ceremony and was given the name Warrenby.) Trezise also wrote The Rock Art of South-East Cape York (1971).

In 2004 Trezise was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by James Cook University for service to the north Queensland community. He is survived by his son, Matt Trezise (q.v.).

(Major source: Cairns Post, 23 May 2005)

1 Percy Trezise 2005 single work obituary (for Percy Trezise )
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 23 May 2005; (p. 14)
1 Percy Trezise OA 1923-2005 Noelene Cole , 2005 single work obituary (for Percy Trezise )
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2005; (p. 131-133)
1 form y Meet Percy Trezise and Mary Haginikitas Brisbane : Queensland Department of Education , 1989 Z1126895 1989 single work film/TV

Book illustrators Percy Trezise and Mary Haginikitas talk to children about the Aboriginal motifs in their book art and about Aboriginal culture in general.

Matt Trezise (a.k.a. Matthew Trezise) ( works by fr. 9999) Matt Trezise is the son of Percy Trezise (q.v.) and is an authorised guide of the Quinkan and Regional Cultural Centre.
4 3 y Turramulli the Giant Quinkin Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Dick Roughsey (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1982 Z832970 1982 single work picture book children's Indigenous story Two children of the Yalanji people are pursued by Turramulli, the largest and fiercest of the spirits roaming the bushland.
3 4 y The Quinkins Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Dick Roughsey (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1978 Z667631 1978 single work picture book children's Indigenous story
3 1 y Ngalculli The Red Kangaroo Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1986 Z829711 1986 single work picture book children's This is the story of Ngalculli, a red kangaroo who stole an Aboriginal boy called Milkee to be his son.
1 Trezise Leaves Huge Legacy Rosemary Sorensen , 2005 single work obituary (for Percy Trezise )
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 May 2005; (p. 5)
1 4 y Banana Bird and the Snake Men Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Dick Roughsey (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1980 Z37173 1980 single work picture book children's Indigenous story
1 4 y Gidja Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , Dick Roughsey (illustrator), Percy Trezise (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1984 Z832973 1984 single work picture book children's Indigenous story After suffering from misfortune and being mistreated by the people of their tribe, Gidja and his wife and daughter become the moon, the Morning Star, and the Evening Star.
1 2 y Land of the Dingo People Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Pymble : HarperCollins , 1997 Z834505 1997 single work picture book children's Indigenous story
1 1 y The Owl People Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1987 Z831827 1987 single work picture book children's 'The Owl People (1987) is a story from the Palmer River people about how Jimbal and Andidjeri defeated the cannibalistic owl people.' Stella Lees and Pam Macintyre The Oxford Companion to Australian Children's Literature (1993): 420.
1 1 y Lasca and Her Pups Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), North Ryde : Collins , 1990 Z837195 1990 single work picture book children's
1 2 y Home of the Kadimakara People Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), New South Wales : Angus and Robertson , 1996 Z833321 1996 single work picture book children's Indigenous story Story of three children journeying around the lake called Balanorga in oral history, to find their way home; kadimakara was a giant marsupial.(Libraries Australia record).
1 2 y The Cave Painters Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Sydney : Collins Anne Ingram Books , 1988 Z832114 1988 single work picture book children's Children's story which describes journey of children of the Bullanji clan to visit Yalanji relatives in Quinkin country; mentions Emu ancestor Gooranji depicted in paintings, rainbow serpent Goorialla, Imjim Quinkins, Timara Quinkins, and other Dreaming beings and stories.
1 4 y Nungadin and Willijen Percy Trezise , Mary Haginikitas , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z837189 1992 single work picture book children's Indigenous story
1 2 y Black Duck and Water Rat Percy Trezise , Mary Haginikitas , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Mary Haginikitas (illustrator), Sydney : Collins Anne Ingram Books , 1988 Z832111 1988 single work picture book children's Indigenous story The kidnapping of a young female black duck by Goomai the water rat gives rise to the platypus tribe.(Libraries Australia record).
1 1 y The Magic Firesticks Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Dick Roughsey (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1983 Z836574 1983 single work picture book children's Indigenous story
1 1 y The Flying Fox Warriors Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Dick Roughsey (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1985 Z830900 1985 single work picture book children's Indigenous story A battle to the death between two enemy tribes in the Dreamtime leads to the appearance of the bats known as flying foxes and subsequently to the rise of all kinds of birds. (Libraries Australia record)
2 1 y Dream Road : A Journey of Discovery Percy Trezise , New South Wales : Allen and Unwin , 1993 Z837663 1993 single work biography travel 'Personal account of the authors thirty years exploring the rock art sites in Quinkin country; accompanied by Dick Roughsey, George Pegus, Willy Long, Harry Mole and Caesar LeChu the author recounts the stories and ceremonies associated with the various sites as told to him by his companions; includes contact history and biographical details of his companions; account of the scientific work recording and dating the sites that followed; analysis of the figures and symbols of the rock art.'
Source: Libraries Australia
1 3 y Mungoon-Gali, the Giant Goanna Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey (illustrator), North Ryde : Angus and Robertson , 1991 Z833198 1991 single work picture book children's 'Mungoon-Gali the Giant Goanna (1991) is set in the days of the diprotodons, 'kadimakras' to the Aboriginal People. Ngali and Mayli are trapped by Mungoon-Galithe giant goanna, but drive him away with fire.' Stella Lees and Pam Macintyre The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (1993):420).
1 1 y Quinkin Mountain Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1995 Z832955 1995 single work picture book children's
Dick Roughsey (a.k.a. Goobalathaldin Roughsey) b. 1924 d. 20 Oct 1985 (25 works by fr. 1965)

Dick Roughsey was born near Mornington Island in the Gulf of Carpentaria in 1924. His name is translated from his tribal name Goobalathaldin, meaning 'water standing on end' or 'Rough sea'. He received a traditional upbringing in the bush until the age of eight, when he was educated at a Presyterian mission school. After completing primary school he returned to tribal life. At the age of sixteen he went to the Australian mainland, to work as a stockman on cattle stations in North Queensland and as a deckhand on ships near Cairns.

He began to paint using traditional methods with bark. In 1962 he met former Ansett pilot, Percy Trezise, who became his mentor and encouraged him to also use Western methods of painting in oils. Roughsey held successful exhibitions of his work in many Australian cities. He and Trezise collaborated for many years, producing picture books which retold traditional stories. These were among the first to introduce Aboriginal culture to children. Roughsey also illustrated The Turkey and the Emu (1978), a traditional tale retold by his wife, Elsie Roughsey

Roughsey lived with his wife and their six children on Mornington Island, but usually spent half of each year on the North Queensland mainland. With Percy Trezise he discovered and studied the art in Aboriginal cave galleries in the Laura region of Cape York. One of these was the Quinkin gallery, which inspired the award-winning books The Quinkins and Turramulli the Giant Quinkin.

He was the first chairman of the Aboriginal Arts Board of the Australia Council in 1973.

1 y The Peopling of Australia Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1987 Z831830 1987 single work picture book children's 'The Peopling of Australia (1987) is a pictorial history of Australia from the age of the dinosaurs to white invasion.' Stella Lees and Pam Macintyre The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (1993): 420.
1 y The Last Days of a Wilderness Percy Trezise , Sydney : Collins , 1973 Z1367004 1973 single work prose travel
1 2 y The Last of His Tribe Henry Kendall , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Mary Haginikitas (illustrator), Sydney : Collins Anne Ingram Books , 1989 Z913625 1989 single work picture book children's A lonely Australian Aboriginal warrior thinks of the time before his people were wiped out by the white man, and wonders what the future holds for him as the last member of his tribe.
1 1 y Children of the Great Lake Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), New South Wales : Angus and Robertson , 1992 Z837603 1992 single work picture book children's Indigenous story
1 1 y Land of the Magpie Goose People Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 1997 Z834349 1997 single work picture book children's Indigenous story This is the story of three children and their journey along the Dream Road of their ancestors and through the many lands around Balanorga to find their way home. Percy Trezise Cairns, Queensland 1997.
1 1 y Land of the Emu People Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), Pymble : HarperCollins , 1998 Z834352 1998 single work picture book children's Indigenous story The children of the Kadimakara People are lost - swept away from their home by a great storm. Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor have faced fierce crocodiles, giant goannas and marsupial lions. Now, in the land of the Emu People they face a new threat - Jadianta and Jalmor need to rescue Lande from the clutches of the dangerous Snake Men. Will they ever find their sister or see their home again.--Back Cover.
Journey of the Great Lake Percy Trezise , Percy Trezise (illustrator), 1996 series - author picture book children's Indigenous story
1 y Quinkan Country: adventures in search of Aboriginal cave painting in Cape York Percy Trezise , Sydney : Reed , 1969 Z1502666 1969 single work prose travel
1 The Legend of Dreamtime Percy Trezise , 1986 single work column
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 100 1986; (p. 32-33)
1 y Legend of the Bolamandi People Percy Trezise , Mornington Island : 1971 (Manuscript version)9428400 9428394 1971 single work prose Indigenous story

'Story of the creation of Wallaby Island, near Mornington Island, and of the Creators Marrnbil, Jeigi and Diwaliwal.'

1 y Legends of the Lardill of Mornington Island Percy Trezise , Mornington Island : 1966 9428605 1966 selected work prose dreaming story

This work contains six legends - The Saga of Marnbill and Dewal-le-wul; The Seagull and the White Crane; The Sweet Potato Woman; and First Initiation.

1 1 y Land of the Snake People Percy Trezise , Pymble : Angus and Robertson , 2000 Z796876 2000 single work picture book children's Indigenous story The children of the Kadimakara People are lost - swept away from their home by a great storm. Jadianta, Lande and Jalmor have faced fierce crocodiles, giant goannas and marsupial lions. Leaving the land of the Emu People, they have a new travelling companion--a girl of the Woomera clan. To continue their journey home and return Wongabel to her people, they must pass through the lands of the Snake men and Red Kangaroo people--if they are caught, will they be killed or enslaved. (Blurb from back cover).
1 y Jurlpu Manu Warna Wati-kirli Percy Trezise , Dick Roughsey , Pansy Rose Napaljarri (translator), Lajamanu / Hooker Creek : s.n. , 1986 Z1750045 1986 single work short story children's
1 y Turramuli, Juju Wiri Jarlu Percy Trezise , David G. Fitz-Patrick , Pansy Rose Napaljarri , Lajamanu / Hooker Creek : s.n. , 1985 Z1744839 1985 single work short story children's
1 y Platypus and Kookaburra : poem Rex Ingamells , Mary Haginikitas (illustrator), Percy Trezise (illustrator), Sydney : Collins , 1987 Z1094518 1987 single work picture book children's
1 A Quinkin Behind Every Bush? : New Life for a Vanishing Culture Percy Trezise , 1979 single work criticism
— Appears in: Reading Time : The Journal of the Children's Book Council of Australia , July no. 72 1979; (p. 8-9)
Discusses the genesis of The Quinkins, inspired to help preserve the Aboriginal mythology of the Cape York and Mornington Island regions. Trezise explores the supernatural figure of the Quinkin, which, along with other Aboriginal myths, he and Dick Roughsey hope to make part of "national folklore" in a number of high-quality picture books for children.
1 y Lardil Songs and Stories, Qld Percy Trezise , Jacko Jacobs , Kelly Bunbujee , Lindsay Roughsey , Dick Roughsey , 1966 9320223 1966 single work anthology lyric/song

'Damin vocabulary; initiation songs; Gidegal the Moon and Yilli-Jill-Yineah the Spirit Land stories' (Source: Mura Collections Catalogue (AIATSIS))

1 y Lardil and Kaiadilt Songs, Biographical Narratives, Mythology, Material Culture; Kaantju, Olkolo, Koko-Yalandji and Lama-Lama Songs, Mythology, Autobiographical Material Percy Trezise , Jacko Jacobs , Roscoe Toby , Nungarima , Dick Roughsey , Lindsay Roughsey , Dougal , Henry Peters , George Pekos , Willy Long , Mitchell McGreen , Mornington Island Sydney Island Laura Coen Cairns Boulia Cooktown : 1965-1968 9320760 1965 anthology single work lyric/song autobiography oral history

'Damin language discussed; men's and women's love songs and other songs; initiation songs; string manufacture and use; biographical narratives; weapons and toys; sorcery practices; Bora discussion; site recording; island dance practice; Lardil glosses of sign language; oral history; flood and rain making; tooth evulsion and septum piercing; word lists; didjeridu demonstration.' (Source: Mura Collections Catalogue (AIATSIS))

1 form y Journey to Quinkin Country Ursula Kolbe , Bob Maza , Lindfield : Australian Film Institute , 1987 Z1696941 1987 single work film/TV dreaming story
1 y Developing a Hungry Eye : Evaluating the Visual Narrative in Australian Children's Picture Books Stephanie Owen Reeder , Bruce : 2004 Z1133200 2004 single work thesis During the period studied in this thesis, 1970-1999, picture books in Australia have become increasingly sophisticated and complex. In order to decode them readers need higher levels of visual literacy. In researching this the author has created a framework for evaluating visual narrative structure in picture books. This was then developed and tested on a total of 145 Australian picture books, with special focus given to the works of Ron Brooks, Dick Roughsey and Percy Trezise, Mem Fox, Donna Rawlins, Gary Crew and Bob Graham.
1 form y Lurugu 1973 9060683 1973 single work film/TV

'Made at the request of the people of Mornington Island, this film was the first of five made by Curtis Levy for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (now AIATSIS).'

'“Lurugu” is the name of an initiation ceremony that had almost died out on Mornington Island (in the Gulf of Carpentaria in north Queensland) after mission contact during World War One. This film records the community’s efforts to revive the ceremony after a lapse of 14 years.'

'Before white contact, all youths were required to undergo Lurugu, which was the first of two ceremonies for making men. In the old days the ceremony lasted months. Now, work obligations and other stresses of living in the Western world meant that the ceremony was shortened to only one week.'

'At the time of filming, about 600 people lived at the Presbyterian Mission on the island, and over half of the population belonged to the Lardil tribe. The Mission staff were invited to observe public sections of the ceremony, along with other visitors including Percy Trezise, a pilot, author and Aboriginal art expert, who had become a close friend of the community.'

'Two versions of the film were made: a longer film detailing the whole ceremony as an archival record for authorised community members, and this public version which focuses on sections of the ceremony suitable for a general audience. The film follows the preparations for the dancing, singing, feasting and body decoration that were an integral part of the ceremony.'

'Dick and Lindsay Roughsey (both of the Lardil tribe) were among those responsible for this attempt to revive the Lurugu ceremony, as part of a wider return to “traditionalism” in northern Australia, and the film follows their negotiations with tribal members and other groups about how the event is to be managed and performed.'

'Influenced by observational filmmakers like the Maysles brothers, Donn Pennebaker and others, Curtis Levy constructed the film without added music, and with an unstructured approach to following events unobtrusively with the camera, rather than trying to control them. The result is a lively portrait of a social experiment and the excitement that went with it.' (Source: Ronin Films website)

1 Journey to Quinkan Country Anne Hanzl , 1992 single work column
— Appears in: Magpies : Talking About Books for Children , July vol. 7 no. 3 1992; (p. 10-15)
1 Artist Led Landmark Battle for Rainforest 2005 single work obituary (for Percy Trezise )
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 12 May 2005; (p. 34)
1 Far North Loses an 'Artistic Icon' : Bush Legend Passes Away Roz Pulley , 2005 single work obituary (for Percy Trezise )
— Appears in: The Cairns Post , 12 May 2005; (p. 9)
1 Ancient History Brought to Life Tony Walsh , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 10-11 January 2009; (p. 24)
1 Minding Your 'Ps and Qs' : Poetry, Propaganda, Politics and Pictures Alison Halliday , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Papers : Explorations into Children's Literature , August vol. 12 no. 2 2002; (p. 38-49)
Halliday critiques two picture books, The Last of His Tribe (Henry Kendall )and The Drover's Boy (Ted Egan & Robert Ingpen) by asking who speaks, who is silenced and what constructions are used to reinforce this silence in texts which purport to represent Aboriginal people and their experiences. Halliday argues that these texts (like many others), say more about the construction of white identity than they do about Aboriginality and that they reinforce an ideologiocal position that is fundamentally racist (p.38). This occurs through the representation of Aboriganal people as '...a race whom history has passed by' and Halliday asks the question, are these texts are an attempt to reconcile [white] feelings of shame and sorrow or are they blatant propganda?(pp.38, 47) She concludes her analysis by arguing that while these texts may introduce the child reader to some of the untold stories and lost histories of Aboriginal people, essentially they reinforce 'a dominant white hegemony as the desired norm for Australian society' (p.47).
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