Philip Morrissey

Philip Morrissey

Philip Morrissey retired in 2017 after a career of thirty-seven years as an administrator and an academic. He is the co-editor of the essay collections Kim Scott: Readers, language, interpretation (2019) and Reading the Country: 30 years on (2018), and is the senior editor of Lionel Fogarty: Selected poems 1980-2017.

Philip Morrissey reviews 'Those Who Remain Will Always Remember: An anthology of Aboriginal writing' by Anne Brewster, Angeline O’Neill and Rosemary van den Berg (eds.)

April 2000, no. 219 01 April 2000
Philip Morrissey reviews 'Those Who Remain Will Always Remember: An anthology of Aboriginal writing' by Anne Brewster, Angeline O’Neill and Rosemary van den Berg (eds.)
Those Who Remain Will Always Remember is a fitting successor to Paperbark, the Muecke, Davis, Shoemaker, Mudrooroo anthology of a decade earlier. Though it is a regional publication, restricted to Aboriginal authors from Western Australia, it follows the same catholic principles of inclusion that made Paperbark a book of its time. Its editors Anne Brewster, Angeline O’Neill, and Rosemary van den ... (read more)

Philip Morrissey reviews 'Oodgeroo' by Kathie Cochrane

November 1994, no. 166 01 November 1994
Philip Morrissey reviews 'Oodgeroo' by Kathie Cochrane
A striking black-and-white photograph on the front cover of Oodgeroo implacable and wise. And then the publisher’s blurb on the back cover: Oodgeroo – poet, human rights activist, conservationist, educator, artist – proudly saluted her people’s heritage, whose ‘long making’ was ‘so much of the past’, and gladly beckoned a brighter future. A great and passionate voice of Aborigin ... (read more)

Philip Morrissey reviews 'The Children’s Country: Creation of a Goolarabooloo future in north-west Australia' by Stephen Muecke

May 2021, no. 431 27 April 2021
Philip Morrissey reviews 'The Children’s Country: Creation of a Goolarabooloo future in north-west Australia' by Stephen Muecke
In 1985, following the publication of their collaborative works Gularabulu: Stories from the West Kimberley and Reading the Country: Introduction to nomadology (with artist Krim Benterrak as co-author), Paddy Roe, possibly sensing that the young researcher would be of critical importance to his life’s project, suggested to Stephen Muecke that there needed to be a third book, The Children’s Cou ... (read more)