Gilbert, Kevin, 1933-1993

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Dates:
Birth 1933-07-10
Death 1993-04-01

Biographical notes:

Poet, playwright, artist and Aboriginal rights activist. While imprisoned for his wife's murder (1959-71) he began writing and producing linocuts. He was instrumental in establishing the Aboriginal tent embassy in Canberra in 1972. His publications include the play "The Cherry pickers"; the volumes of poetry "End of dreamtime" (1971), "People are legends" (1978) and "The Blackside" (1990); the political tract "Because a white man'll never do it (1973); and a collection of interviews with Aboriginal "Living Black" (1978). His book "Child's dreaming" (1992) was a view of the bush through a black child's eyes. His last book of verse, "Black from the edge" (1994) was published posthumously.

From the description of Papers [manuscript]. 1969-1979. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225832535

Poet, playwright, artist and Aboriginal rights activist. While imprisoned for his wife's murder (1959-71) he began writing and producing linocuts. He was instrumental in establishing the Aboriginal tent embassy in Canberra in 1972. His publications include the play, "The cherry pickers"; the volumes of poetry, "End of dreamtime" (1971), "People are legends" (1978) and "The Blackside" (1990); the political tract "Because a white man'll never do it" (1973) and a collection of interviews with Aboriginals, "Living black" (1978). His book "Child's dreaming" (1992) was a view of the bush through a black child's eyes. His last book of verse, "Black from the edge" (1994), was published posthumously.

From the description of Poems [microform]. 1969-1970. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222898628

Poet, playwright, artist and Aboriginal rights activist. While imprisoned for his wife's murder (1959-71) he began writing and producing linocuts.

From the description of Correspondence and reports on Kevin Gilbert's time at Morriset Hospital [manuscript]. 1966-1977. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 222956271

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Subjects:

  • Authors, Australian--20th century--Archives
  • Australian poetry--Aboriginal authors
  • Australian poetry--20th century
  • Literature and stories--Poetry
  • Aboriginal Australians--Poetry
  • Politics and Government--Sovereignty
  • Aboriginal Australians--Archives

Occupations:

  • Poets
  • Authors

Places:

  • Australia (as recorded)