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Australian Indigenous Writers
"Australia's Indigenous writers have contributed to the rich collection of Australian literature. I have included a couple of non Indigenous writers who have written well informed social commentaries of aspects of Aboriginal histories."
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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
Sunday Too Far Away
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 ...?
Jack Davis was a Western Australian poet and playwright. Which of the following was not one of his works ?
In Our Town
The Fringe Dwellers
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?
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?
Kimberley Elder David Mowaljarlai wrote a book about the Wandjina creation spirits. What is the book called?
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?
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)
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?
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?
Patsy Adam Smith
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