The Resource Dear Neil Roberts, Airini Beautrais

Dear Neil Roberts, Airini Beautrais

Label
Dear Neil Roberts
Title
Dear Neil Roberts
Statement of responsibility
Airini Beautrais
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is November 18, 1982. Neil Ian Roberts is 22 years old. He walks up to the Police Computer Centre in Whanganui, at 12.35am. Who was Neil Roberts? This is the search for the story of a quiet young man, an anarchist, a figure who moves differently, or vanishes altogether, in different versions of history. How are such people remembered; how are they forgotten? As much a work of documentary as poetry, this extraordinary book considers the uncomfortable event of Neil Roberts's death, its significance in the context of 1980s New Zealand, and how this action has reverberated through others' lives, including the poet's own
Cataloging source
VALIL
Dewey number
NZ821.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9635.25
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Label
Dear Neil Roberts, Airini Beautrais
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This book centres on the figure of Neil Roberts, the young anarchist who blew himself up at the Wanganui Computer Centre in 1982. In reflecting on the uncomfortable event of his death, it looks at how he was depicted in various versions of history, the significance of his death in the context of 1980s New Zealand, and how his action has reverberated through others' lives, including the poet's own"--Publisher information
  • Poems
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Front Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Contents; Here are the numbers; Introduction; Finding the story; Brain/Cloth; Man; Machine; Finding the dead; Time; Place; A nice night; Clean-up; Monuments; Investigation; By way of explanation; Out the window; Press; A sad, flippant kind of nihilism; History books; No time like the 80s; Waiting for death/Waiting for birth; Death of a beast; Monster relic; I walk past a rock; Memorials; The thing is, Neil, you are all of us; Conclusions; Epilogue; Notes; Acknowledgements; Postscript
Control code
ocn906705093
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (63 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781776560141
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
35cca092-0d9b-47ab-8952-51a20e763770
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b32834457
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906705093
  • pebc1776560140

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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