Jindyworobak

/dʒɪndiˈwɒrəbæk/ (say jindee'woruhbak)

noun
a member of an Australian cultural movement which aimed at establishing distinctly Australian literary forms, especially verse conscious of the natural environment and Australia's history and traditions, primeval, colonial and modern; influential through annual literary anthologies published 1938–53.
{Australian Aboriginal; Wuywurrung jindy-worobak to join, annex; chosen by Rex Ingamells}
The Jindyworobak movement emerged in the 1930s as part of a nationalist concern to found an Australian culture free from colonialism. The Jindyworobak Club, founded by Rex Ingamells in 1938, produced a number of highly regarded poets including Ian Mudie, Roland Robinson and William Hart-Smith. The Jindyworobaks were influenced by DH Lawrence and by PR Stephensen's ideas of the `spirit of place', and tried to relate Australian culture to the Australian environment. They often found inspiration in Aboriginal philosophy and legend.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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