The Resource After before time, Robbi Neal

After before time, Robbi Neal

Label
After before time
Title
After before time
Statement of responsibility
Robbi Neal
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Stories of life from a remote Aboriginal community that sing with vivid and simple life, truth and power. At the end of 2008, Robbi Neal and her family travelled to the other end of mainland Australia to a remote Aboriginal community. They planned to stay for twelve months. Seven years later, they are still there. This moving collection of linked narratives centring around a remote Indigenous community has been inspired by real people and real events - the stories might read like fiction, but they are based on fact. The events they describe really happened. Each story is true to the person who inspired it and Robbi has been given permission to share these truths by writing them down, both by the person who influenced each story and by the Elders concerned. These stories sing with vivid and simple life, truth and power. These are stories of shame, pain and sorrow, but also joy and love - and they transform our understanding of 'the Indigenous experience'. The narratives tell familiar stories - of dispossession, destitution, children being taken away, hopelessness and powerlessness - but it tells them in a very different, direct, simple and powerfully moving way. Robbi Neal captures in a unique and compelling way the voices and histories of these people - their warmth, humour, wisdom and often their irrepressible joy
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Neal, Robbi
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Indigenous peoples
Label
After before time, Robbi Neal
Instantiates
Publication
Note
'Captivating ... I loved these stories' Jenuarrie, artist/mentor, Koinmerburra Country -- Notes at the foot of cover page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Before -- Robbi's yarn -- Elsie's yarn -- Alice's yarn -- Elaine's yarn -- Barney's yarn -- Meg's yarn -- Joseph's yarn -- After -- Thank you
Control code
000055154891
Dimensions
15x21 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781460751459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)918905536
Label
After before time, Robbi Neal
Publication
Note
'Captivating ... I loved these stories' Jenuarrie, artist/mentor, Koinmerburra Country -- Notes at the foot of cover page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Before -- Robbi's yarn -- Elsie's yarn -- Alice's yarn -- Elaine's yarn -- Barney's yarn -- Meg's yarn -- Joseph's yarn -- After -- Thank you
Control code
000055154891
Dimensions
15x21 cm.
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781460751459
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)918905536

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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