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Issue Details: First known date: 2019... 2019 Bjelke Blues : Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen's Queensland 1968-1987
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'Bjelke Blues gives heart and soul to the remembrances of the men and women who were at the end of police batons... at the front line fighting for justice and decency.’ Matthew Condon, journalist and author of Three Crooked Kings, Jacks and Jokers, All Fall Down and The Night Dragon

'With stories by: Nick Earls, Melissa Lucashenko, Bob Weatherall, Sam Watson, Raymond Evans, Anne Jones, John Willsteed, Matt Mawson, David Margan, Dan O’Neill, Mandy Nolan, Andrea Baldwin, Sean Mee & many more.' (Publication summary)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    Dedicated to the memory of John Sinclair.

    John dedicated much of his life to protect K'gari (Fraser Island) from logging and sand mining.

    His determination and passion were inspirational to those who campaigned beside him and followed in his footsteps.

    We acknowledge all the activists who fought against corruption and oppression in the Bjelke era.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Brisbane, Queensland,:AndAlso Books , 2019 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Foreword, Matthew Condon , single work essay
'The afternoon before the state funeral for former Queensland premier Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen in early May 2005, I took a quiet drive to Bethany — the late leader's family spread in the peanut capital that is Kingaroy, 210 kilometres north-west of Brisbane. I was in town to report on the funeral, along with dozens of other journalists, and instinct told me to head to Bethany. ' (Introduction)
 
(p. 8-11)
Sleeping with Joh, Nicky Peelgrane , single work autobiography (p. 12-19)
Sir Joh : The Witness, David Margan , single work autobiography (p. 20-30)
Equal and Opposite Forces, Sam Watson , single work autobiography (p. 31-37)
Bjelke-Petersen and the Springbok Tour, Dan O'Neill , single work autobiography (p. 38-42)
I Can't Believe This Could Happen in Australia, Kingsley Bedwell , single work autobiography (p. 43-50)
Taking It to the Streets, Glenn Davies , single work autobiography (p. 51-60)
The Springbok Tour in Bjelke-Petersen's Queensland, Lin Morrow , Andrew Dunstone , single work autobiography (p. 61-64)
Couldn't Be Fairer, Bob Weatherall , single work autobiography (p. 65-70)
The UQ Forum as Community, Anne Galligan , single work autobiography (p. 71-76)
Won't Get Fooled Again, Andrea Baldwin , single work autobiography (p. 77-83)
Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire, Pam Blamey , single work autobiography (p. 84-85)
Politicised and Bullet-Sized, Robin Clarke , single work autobiography (p. 86-90)
Double Exposure, Jane Carpenter , single work autobiography (p. 91-93)
From Boring Then to Vibrant Now : Planting the Seeds for the Brisbane of Today, Bruce Dickson , single work autobiography (p. 94-101)
My Lips Are Sealed, Alexandra Shepherd , single work autobiography (p. 102-106)
Whole Lotta Musical Trouble : Punk and Politics in the Bjelke Era, Debbie Zero , single work autobiography (p. 107-114)
Right to March Stories by Women, Lesley Synge , single work autobiography (p. 115-118)
Sometimes I Wonder, Jeanelle Hurst , single work autobiography (p. 119-123)
You Don't Belong Here. No One Likes You Here. Why Don't You Just Leave?, R. J. Naidoo , single work autobiography (p. 124-129)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

[Review] Bjelke Blues : Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen's Queensland, 1969-1987 John McCollow , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Queensland Journal of Labour History , Spring / Summer no. 29 2019; (p. 70-72)

— Review of Bjelke Blues : Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen's Queensland 1968-1987 2019 anthology autobiography prose
'It is now over thirty years since the demise of the long political career of Joh Bjelke-Petersen and nearly fifteen years since his death, the latter controversially marked by a state funeral. Bjelke Blues, as its subtitle states, is a collection of “stories” about life during the Joh era in Queensland. There are over 40 contributions; most take the form of reminiscences, though some are works of “creative nonfiction” or fiction, and a few are more akin to reportage. The contributors include some well-known and some lesser known social and political activists, academics, writers and artists. Many of them are, as Matthew Condon points out in his Foreword, ‘men and women who were at the end of police batons and tossed into police paddy wagons, who were at the front line fighting for justice and decency when Queensland was a thoroughly indecent place’ (p. 9).'

(Introduction)

Tales from under Joh’s Bloody Boot Ross Fitzgerald , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9 November 2019; (p. 22)

— Review of Bjelke Blues : Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen's Queensland 1968-1987 2019 anthology autobiography prose

'They say you should never forget where you came from. Maybe add this: never forget what happened there. Those of us who lived through the regime of a certain Queensland premier have those years indelibly printed not only on our memory but on our psyche.' (Introduction)

Tales from under Joh’s Bloody Boot Ross Fitzgerald , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 9 November 2019; (p. 22)

— Review of Bjelke Blues : Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen's Queensland 1968-1987 2019 anthology autobiography prose

'They say you should never forget where you came from. Maybe add this: never forget what happened there. Those of us who lived through the regime of a certain Queensland premier have those years indelibly printed not only on our memory but on our psyche.' (Introduction)

[Review] Bjelke Blues : Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen's Queensland, 1969-1987 John McCollow , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Queensland Journal of Labour History , Spring / Summer no. 29 2019; (p. 70-72)

— Review of Bjelke Blues : Stories of Repression and Resistance in Joh Bjelke-Petersen's Queensland 1968-1987 2019 anthology autobiography prose
'It is now over thirty years since the demise of the long political career of Joh Bjelke-Petersen and nearly fifteen years since his death, the latter controversially marked by a state funeral. Bjelke Blues, as its subtitle states, is a collection of “stories” about life during the Joh era in Queensland. There are over 40 contributions; most take the form of reminiscences, though some are works of “creative nonfiction” or fiction, and a few are more akin to reportage. The contributors include some well-known and some lesser known social and political activists, academics, writers and artists. Many of them are, as Matthew Condon points out in his Foreword, ‘men and women who were at the end of police batons and tossed into police paddy wagons, who were at the front line fighting for justice and decency when Queensland was a thoroughly indecent place’ (p. 9).'

(Introduction)

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