Singing the Land, Kissing the Earth: Language and Illumination, Poiesis and Reconciliation in Some Australian Writing

Janet Dyne

Abstract


In Hidden Histories: Black Stories from Victoria River Downs, Humbert River and Wave Hill Stations, Deborah Bird Rose puts together accounts of the colonisation of this region of the Northern Territory: transcribed oral histories supported by written records of the times. I begin with her quote from Hobbles Danayarri's extensive account recorded at Yarralin in 1981.

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