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Author Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.

Title Reaching back : Queensland Aboriginal people recall early days at Yarrabah Mission / edited by Judy Thomson
Published Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies, 1989

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Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  305.89915 Tho/Rbq  AVAILABLE
 MELB  305.89915 Tho/Rbq  AVAILABLE
 MELB  305.89915 Tho/Rbq  AVAILABLE
Description xxiv, 136 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Chapter 1. Before the missionaries - Chapter 2. Coming in, picked up or twice removed - Chapter 3. Dormitory and school life - Chapter 4. Old ways, new ways - Chapter 5. Marriage and working life at the mission - Chapter 6. Leaving: exemption, escape or removal - Chapter 7. The legacy
Summary In this book two generations of Aboriginal people connected with the community of Yarrabah in North Queensland tell their stories, some going back to the turn of the century. These accounts, and the many photographs which accompany them, vividly depict life in Queensland under the Act. They recall dormitory and school life, marriage and work at Yarrabah Mission, the struggle for survival during the Depression years and the loss of their language and culture. Today the Aboriginal people of North Queensland are reaching back to their roots. They are trying to regain what they can of their culture and pass on to their children a sense of pride in being Aboriginal
Notes Includes bibliographical references
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Copy 3 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Subject Yarrabah Aboriginal Reserve (Qld.) -- History.
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Australia -- Cairns Region (Qld.)
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Australia -- Queensland.
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Australia -- Queensland -- Interviews.
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Australia -- Queensland -- Interviews.
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Australia -- Queensland -- Cairns Region
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Australia -- Queensland -- Yarrabah -- Interviews
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Australia -- Queensland -- Yarrabah -- History
Aboriginal Australians -- Reservations -- Australia -- Queensland.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Cairns Region (Qld.) -- Social conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Yarrabah Aboriginal Reserve (Qld.) -- Social conditions.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Cairns Region -- Social conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Yarrabah Aboriginal Reserve -- Social conditions -- Interviews
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Yarrabah Aboriginal Reserve -- Social conditions -- Interviews
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Yarrabah Aboriginal Reserve -- Social conditions
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Yarrabah -- Social conditions -- Interviews
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Yarrabah -- Social conditions
Aboriginal Australians.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland -- Christian missions -- Interviews
History.
Missionary settlements -- Australia -- Queensland -- Yarrabah
Missions to Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland
Missions.
Oral history.
Social history.
Yarrabah Aboriginal Reserve
Yarrabah Aboriginal Reserve (Qld.) -- History.
Yarrabah (Qld.) -- History
Yarrabah Aboriginal Reserve (Qld.)
Genre/Form Interviews.
Author Thomson, Judy, 1931-
Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies.
LC no. 89219313
ISBN 0855752076
Other Titles Queensland aboriginal people recall early days at Yarrabah Mission
Queensland aboriginal people recall early days at Yarrabah Mission