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Exploring Oodgeroo Noonuccal's poem 'Son of Mine'

Poetry has the power to evoke strong emotions in its audience. Oodgeroo Noonuccal, one of Australia's best known poets, was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish an anthology of poetry. Much of her poetry represents her experiences as an Aboriginal woman. In this clip, explore how the language of one of her most striking ...

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John Collins recalls illustrations by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (Kath Walker), 2007

This is an edited sound recording of John Collins, former managing director of the Brisbane-based book publisher Jacaranda Press, recalling the way the Indigenous poet Oodgeroo Noonuccal (then Kath Walker) produced illustrations for her 1980 book 'Father sky and mother earth'. He describes how a casual remark led to her ...

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Brian Clouston describes the success of 'We are going', 2007

This is an edited sound recording of Brian Clouston, the founder of Brisbane-based Jacaranda Press, discussing the publication in 1964 of 'We are going', a book of poetry by Oodgeroo Noonuccal (known at the time as Kath Walker). Clouston describes the 'phenomenal' success of the book, and outlines why he believes it was ...