Do Not Go Around the Edges by Daisy Utemorrah; Pat Torres (Illustrator)Illustrated with traditional Aboriginal dot form and contemporary images, this is a poetry collection from an elder of the Wunambal people. The poems are juxtaposed with the story of the author's life. The illustrator is a writer and artist of other children's books and has worked in Aboriginal education.
Publication Date: 1995-01-01
The Drover's Boy by Ted Egan; Robert R. IngpenBased on a popular Australian song that tells of the time when it was illegal for whites and Aborigines to marry, and how such relationships were hidden by Aboriginal women dressing as boys. This book is a tribute to Aboriginal stockwomen, in the hope that one day their huge contribution to the Australian pastoral industry might be recognized.
A list of contemporary Aboriginal poetry.
Many poems express how Aboriginal people feel today and their poems are about the challenges that they share with non-Indigenous people but also about problems specific to their lives.