“This Fiction, It Don’t Go Away”: narrative as an index to Palm Island’s past and present

Taylor, Cheryl (2009) “This Fiction, It Don’t Go Away”: narrative as an index to Palm Island’s past and present. Queensland Review, 16 (1). pp. 35-67.

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Abstract

A study of early "white-washing" narratives and films relevant to Palm Island, and an account of the later Palm Island tradition of black writing. The article includes extended analyses of Thea Astley's novel, "The Multiple Effects of Rain Shadow", and of fiction by Palm Island descendant, Boori Pryor.

Item ID: 5578
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
Keywords: Palm Island; Astley; Pryor; O'Conner; Chauvel; uncivilised
ISSN: 1321-8166
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2009 22:28
FoR Codes: 20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2005 Literary Studies > 200502 Australian Literature (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Literature) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970119 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of the Creative Arts and Writing @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970120 Expanding Knowledge in Language, Communication and Culture @ 50%
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