Jindyworobaks and Aborigines


Elliott examines the Jidyworobaks' appropriation of Aboriginal culture, particularly a 'religious', or 'metaphysical' connection to the land. He argues that 'spiritual bondage to the land was teh core of Jindyworobak motivation. But ... it was a spontaneous bondage in the first place, self-induced, and never dependent on the aboriginal precedent'.

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Published 1 May 1977 in Volume 8 No. 1. Subjects: Aboriginal Australians - Literary portrayal, Aboriginal poetry, Australian poetry, Jindyworobaks, Poetic styles.

Cite as: Elliott, Brian. ‘Jindyworobaks and Aborigines.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 8, no. 1, 1977, doi: 10.20314/als.937341384d.