Robinson, Roland (1912-1992)

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Robinson, Roland E. (1912-1992)
Robinson, Roland Edward (1912-1992)
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Born in County Clare, Ireland, writer and poet Roland Robinson came to Australia in 1921. His formal education was brief and he worked in various jobs, mainly in the bush as a rouseabout, boundary-rider, railway fettler, fencer, dam-builder and gardener.

In the 1940s he took classes with Helene Kirsova and appeared in a number of productions by the Kirsova Ballet. He wrote about his dance experiences in the first part of his autobiography, The drift of things: an autobiography, 1914-1952, published in 1973. During the 1950s and 1960s Robinson was dance critic for The Sydney Morning Herald.

Robinson's first published poetry appeared in Beyond the Grass-Tree Spears published in 1944. His love of the Australian landscape and everyday scenes were inspiration for his poetry and he was committed to the Jindyworobak Movement. He also wrote extensively about Aboriginal myths and legends.

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  1. The shift of sands : an autobiography, 1952-62 / Roland Robinson
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At 50 libraries
    The shift of sands : an autobiography, 1952-62 / Roland Robinson
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  2. The drift of things : an autobiography, 1914-52 / [by] Roland Robinson
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Book : 1973 ]
    At 46 libraries
    The drift of things : an autobiography, 1914-52 / [by] Roland Robinson
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  3. The whalers / collected by Roland Robinson ; related by Percy Mumbulla ; illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft
    Mumbulla, Percy
    [ Book : 1989-1998 ]
    At 110 libraries
    The whalers / collected by Roland Robinson ; related by Percy Mumbulla ; illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft
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  4. Roland Robinson : the land as voice / produced and directed by Richard Tipping
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Video : 1987 ]
    At 14 libraries
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  5. The Nearest the white man gets : Aboriginal narratives and poems of New South Wales / collected by Roland Robinson ; with an introductory essay by Norman Talbot
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At 57 libraries
    The Nearest the white man gets : Aboriginal narratives and poems of New South Wales / collected by Roland Robinson ; with an introductory essay by Norman Talbot
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  6. The hooded lamp / Roland Robinson
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Book : 1976-2010 ]
    At 40 libraries
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  7. Selected poems / [by] Roland Robinson
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Book : 1971-1989 ]
    At 56 libraries
    Selected poems / [by] Roland Robinson
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  8. Aboriginal myths and legends / [by] Roland Robinson
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Book, Audio book : 1966-1986 ]
    Languages: English;Japanese, [1 other]
    At 55 libraries
    Aboriginal myths and legends / [by] Roland Robinson
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  9. A letter to Joan : an autobiography 1962-73 / Roland Robinson
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    At 34 libraries
    A letter to Joan : an autobiography 1962-73 / Roland Robinson
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  10. Altjeringa and other Aboriginal poems / by Roland Robinson
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    At 50 libraries
    Altjeringa and other Aboriginal poems / by Roland Robinson
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  1. The shift of sands : an autobiography, 1952-62 / Roland Robinson
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Book : 1976 ]
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  2. The drift of things : an autobiography, 1914-52 / [by] Roland Robinson
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Book : 1973 ]
    At 46 libraries
    The drift of things : an autobiography, 1914-52 / [by] Roland Robinson
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  3. Roland Robinson : the land as voice / produced and directed by Richard Tipping
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Video : 1987 ]
    At 14 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 24.347)

  4. Two choral songs [music] by John Gordon ; words by Roland Robinson
    Gordon, John
    [ Printed music : 1965 ]
    At 5 libraries
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  5. Ceduna : SATB a cappella / [music by] Stephen Leek ; [text by Roland Robinson]
    Leek, Stephen
    [ Printed music : 1999 ]
    Languages: English;Australian languages, [1 other]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 17.192)

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  6. [Biographical cuttings on Roland Robinson, winner of the Patrick White Award in 1988, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  7. Celtic harp : baritone & piano / music by Dindy Vaughan ; words by Roland Robinson
    Vaughan, Dindy
    [ Printed music : 2007 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  8. Notebook
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Unpublished : 1940 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  9. [Poetry reading by Roland Robinson] [recorded by Hazel de Berg]
    Robinson, Roland, 1912-1992
    [ Sound : 1959 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  10. Star tribes : for 3 part treble choir and piano / music: Stephen Leek ; text: Roland Robinson
    Leek, Stephen, 1959-
    [ Printed music : 2000-2009 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.068)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 14.068)

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  3. Ball, Magdalena (1964-)
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  1. Elegy for Roland Robinson
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 15 February 1992 p 47 Article
    ... [ Elegy for Roland Robinson I For two days I heard your voice in my head and tried to find an ... 241 words
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  2. In Memory of Roland Robinson
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 17 October 1992 p 50 Article
    ... In Memory of Roland Robinson Old friend, you went before me — but your time was up. Like Yeats, you ... Rolande to the dark tower came" — a phallic symbol — "Knight-at-arms Alone and palely loitering''... You ... 202 words
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  3. BOYD – ROLAND'S
    Singleton Argus (NSW : 1880 - 1954) Friday 21 July 1950 p 5 Article
    ... BOYD - ROLAND'S IN THE SUPREME COURT OF NEW SOUTH WALES—PRO-<*> BATE JURISDICTION—In the WILL of ... GLADYS EMILIE COUGHLAN (in the Will called Gladys Coughlan) and OLLIE HASTINGS ROBINSON the Executors ... 276 words
    • Text last corrected on 29 March 2013 by french
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  1. Janjula [notes from recordings made May, 1966]
    Osborne, C. R. (Charles Roland)
    [ Unpublished : 1967 ]
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  1. The management of bank funds / Roland I. Robinson
    Robinson, Roland I
    [ Book : 1951-1962 ]
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  2. Financial markets : the accumulation and allocation of wealth / Roland I. Robinson, Dwayne Wrightsman
    Robinson, Roland I
    [ Book : 1964-1981 ]
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    At 17 libraries
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  3. Dirrangun / collected by Roland Robinson ; illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft
    Robinson, Roland
    [ Book : 1994 ]
    At 15 libraries
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  4. Financing the dynamic small firm : problems of promotion, survival and growth / Roland I. Robinson
    Robinson, Roland I
    [ Book : 1966 ]
    At 7 libraries
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  1. The killing fields
    Roadshow Entertainment (Firm)
    [ Video : 1984-2011 ]
    At 39 libraries
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  2. Playing with fire : an Inspector Banks mystery / Peter Robinson
    Robinson, Peter, 1950-
    [ Book, Audio book : 2004-2011 ]
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  3. Roland Robinson:The Land as Voice (Vh)
    [ Video : 1987 ]
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  4. The Killing fields
    Goldcrest Films and Television
    [ Video : 1984-2010 ]
    At 32 libraries
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  1. Putnam anniversary volume; Anthropological essays presented to Frederic Ward Putnam in honor of his seventieth birthday, April 16, 1909, by his friends and associates
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  2. Creating 'Union Ibo': missionaries and Igbo language. (African ethnic groups)
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    [ Map, Article : 1997 ]
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  1. Portrait of Roland Robinson / Kahan
    Kahan, Louis, 1...
    [ Art work : 1966 ]
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    [ Photograph : 1991 ]
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  1. Roland Robinson Literary Award
    [ Periodical : 1900-2007 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  2. The Roland Robinson field notebooks
    Hefner, Bob
    National Library of Australia News
    [ Article : 1992 ]
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  3. Orioles. (future employment of Frank Robinson and Roland Hemond in question) (Notebook: American League East)
    Henneman, Jim
    The Sporting News
    [ Article : 1988 ]
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  4. Stories from a lakeside city : stories selected for the ... Roland Robinson Literary Award
    Lake Macquarie (N.S.W.). Council
    [ Periodical : 1995-1999 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  1. Website: Australia dancing
    www.australiadancing.org
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  2. Website: Floating Life
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  3. Website: Mura gadi
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