The Telling of Marmel’s Story


The essay discusses Brimming Billabongs, ‘the first Aboriginal “autobiography”, albeit simulated, but also the first fictional narrative to rely upon an Aboriginal character as a focalising persona’ (55).

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Published 1 June 2009 in Volume 24 No. 2. Subjects: Aboriginal Australians - Literary portrayal, Aboriginal culture, Aboriginal-White conflict, Australian history, Natural environment - Literary portrayal, Urban life.

Cite as: Pascal, Richard. ‘The Telling of Marmel’s Story.’ Australian Literary Studies, vol. 24, no. 2, 2009.