Gilbert married a European girl at an early age. In 1957, he was sentenced by a court to life imprisonment following a domestic dispute in which he killed his wife. By this time, the couple had two children. Gilbert spent his life in some of the worst Australian jails. Despite the hardships, Gilbert strove to educate himself during the fourteen years he spent in jail. He sharpened his artistic talents and this made him become a prominent poet, printmaker, playwright and photographer.
While still in prison, Gilbert wrote a play entitled The Cherry Pickers, a piece that sought to reveal the lives of aboriginal seasonal workers. This was in 1968 although his works were exhibited for the first time in 1970 in Sydney at the Arts Council Gallery. He became the first aboriginal printmaker to be recognized in Australia, and the first aboriginal playwright whose work/play was performed in Australia. In 1971, he was fortunate to receive a parole and was set free after 14 years of imprisonment.
After his release, Gilbert had the chance to produce more volumes of books and poetic pieces. Beston (1977, 456) explains that the major themes that featured in Gilbert’s works were the relationship between whites and blacks, and the theme of mixture of black and white parentage. An example of such a piece is the poem entitled Inhabitant of the Third World. This poem highlighted the treatment of half-caste aboriginals. Evidently, such themes resulted from the fact that by blood, Gilbert was just a quarter aboriginal but while growing up, the whites always treated him as if he was pure aboriginal.
This disregard of the extent of his aboriginal blood by the European Australians forced Gilbert to live in the aboriginal community located at the edge of town. At the same time, Gilbert was treated by a lot of skepticism by the aborigines and so he was trapped between two worlds of which neither acknowledged him as one of their own. Despite the difference in ...
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While some academics argued that labour markets were blind to social attributes such as ethnicity or immigrant status, others saw migrants as 'industrial cannon fodder', recruited to Australia to perform unskilled labour and confined to this role after arrival (Collins, 1991: 78-87).
He was the youngest child in a family of eight children and unfortunately, both his parents died when he was only seven years of age. From then on, Gilbert was brought up by his eldest sister. He managed to attend school but dropped out at age 14, just after completing his fifth grade.
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