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From life in the desert to growing up on a mission, enduring devastating policies in the 1930s to bravely seizing new opportunities in the 1960s, these are fifteen true stories reflecting a diverse range of Aboriginal Australian experiences.

You can't change the past, but you can live a different future.
Bronwyn Bancroft

These stories are powerful: sharing pain, humour, grief, hope and pride. Pride in family, community and survival. Pride in being Aboriginal.
Sally Morgan

From life in the desert to growing up on a mission, enduring devastating policies in the 1930s to bravely seizing new opportunities in the 1960s, these are fifteen true stories reflecting a diverse range of Aboriginal Australian experiences.

Reviews

An emotive journey about Aboriginal Australians’ past and future

Western Teacher

. . . a book about the hope and resilience of a people who retain pride and sense of identity in the face of immeasurable hardship, injustice and loss

The West Australian

Recommended for school and public libraries

Magpies

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9781922089779

    May 28, 2014

    Fremantle Press

    240 pages

    RRP $17.99

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Life After Death
The Magic Fair
Curly Saves Grandma's House
My Psychic Life
Curly and the Fent
Heartsick for Country: Stories of Love, spirit and creation
Speaking From the Heart
Arthur Corunna's Story: My Place for Young Readers
Sally's Story: My Place for Young Readers
Mother & Daughter: My Place for Young Readers
My Place

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