Special Sub-Topic: Australian Indigenous Writers
|Doris Pilkington's best known work has been made into a film which tells the story of three young girls walking from the mission where they had been sent, back to their home. What is the name of the book?|
Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence. The setting of the book "Follow the Rabbit Proof Fence" is Moore River Mission, one of the two major destinations for Western Australian Indigenous children removed from their parents during the Stolen Generation era. The other settlement was south of Perth at Carrolup near Katanning. The book was made into a film titled "Rabbit Proof Fence". Doris's Indigenous name is Nugi Garimara.
|This writer's European name is Kath Walker, and she was one of the first published Indigenous poets. She is equally well known under her Indigenous name, which is ...?|
Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Oodgeroo Noonuccal was a tireless worker for Aboriginal Rights. She was awarded an MBE (Member of British Empire) which she later returned as a protest against ongoing injustices against Indigenous Australians. Her poetry includes such works as "We are Going" and "Municipal Gum".
|Jack Davis was a Western Australian poet and playwright. Which of the following was not one of his works ?|
The Fringe Dwellers. "The Fringe Dwellers" was written by Nene Gare. All the other titles mentioned are by Jack Davis, as well as several books of poetry. His story is told in his book "A Boy's Life -Jack Davis" and in his biography "Jack Davis - a lifestory" by Kenneth Chesson.
|This writer's first book "Day of the Dog" was made into a film "Blackfellas". The book is set in metropolitan and country Western Australia. Who is the writer?|
Archie Weller. Archie Weller has written two novels, "Day of the Dog" and "Land of the Golden Clouds" as well as numerous short stories. The others mentioned are all current or deceased Western Australian writers, but are not Indigenous.
|Glenyse Ward is another writer who grew up at a mission in Western Australia, as one of many children taken from their parents. Her books, "Wandering Girl" and "Unna You Fellas" tell of her life at the Wandering mission and of being sent out to work in households where she was referred to as "my little black servant". In what part of Western Australia is Wandering?|
Wheatbelt. Glenyse became a nurse and escaped from the domestic drudgery to which the mission had sentenced her. She now lives in Broome with her family. Wandering is a tiny town about 90 minutes drive south of Perth. Incidentally "unna" is an Aboriginal English word that has numerous meanings including "is that right?", "do you agree with me?" and many more!
|Kimberley Elder David Mowaljarlai wrote a book about the Wandjina creation spirits. What is the book called? |
Yorro Yorro. Mr Mowaljarlai's book tells the creation story according to Kimberley tradition and contains pictures of rock art that dates back thousands of years.
|The author of the play "Bran Nue Dae" won a Human Rights Award for this work. The play was filmed in 2009. Who is the author?|
Jimmy Chi. This musical comedy was first produced in 1990 at the Festival of Perth. Much of the cinema version was filmed in and around Broome, Western Australia, where Jimmy Chi lives.
|Susan Maushart wrote a well researched history of one of the Western Australian missions where Indigenous children were taken, titled "Sort of a Place like Home". Which mission was it written about?|
Moore River (Mogumber). "Sort of a Place like Home" was Susan's first published book, and told the stories and recollections of many people who grew up at Moore River.
|Anna Haebich's books, "For Their Own Good" and "Broken Circles" document the ongoing impact of the 1905 Aborigines Act, including the forcible removal of children from their families. What was the name of the so called Protector of Aborigines from 1915 to 1940?|
AO Neville. Auber Octavius Neville was Chief Protector of Aboriginals from 1915. During his tenure in this role, he was responsible for the removal of numerous children to missions. People during this era had to seek his permission to marry, and this permission was not always granted. People who were sent out from missions had to apply to him to access their wages.
|This Western Australian Indigenous writer's first book, in which she told her grandmother's story, was called "My Place". What is the writer's name?|
Sally Morgan. Sally first became aware of her Aboriginality when she was 15. Her first book "My Place" won the 1987 Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission humanitarian award. Sally is also a talented artist.
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