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Author Henty-Gebert, Claire, 1930- author

Title Paint me black : memories of Croker Island and other journeys / Claire Henty-Gebert
Published Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, 2005
Canberra : Aboriginal Studies Press, 2011

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Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  994.0049915 Henty Hen/Pmb  AVAILABLE
 W'BOOL  994.0049915 Henty Hen/Pmb  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 72 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 22 cm
regular print
Contents Introduction -- European settlement -- The bungalow -- News of the war -- The long trek south -- Oenpelli -- From trucks to trains -- The American liberator -- Cyclone Tracy, 1974 -- Massive evacuation -- Meeting my family for the first time -- The reunion -- The lost childhood years
Summary "Paint Me Black tells the remarkable and inspiring life of Claire Henty-Gebert, through times and circumstances beyond the personal experience of most Australians. Claire was born in 1930 near Frew River station, the country of the Kaytetye and Alyawarra Aboriginal people. She was the child of white settler Harry Henty, notoriously callous in his dealings with Aboriginal people, and Ruby, an Alyawarra woman. She was three or four years old, when she was separated from her mother and taken to the Bungalow mission in Alice Springs. She never saw her mother again. In 1941, with the area preparing for war, mission children were removed to various islands. As war intensified, an exodus began, ending months later in Sydney. As an adult, Claire set off on the hardest journey of all: in search of her Aboriginal family. Paint Me Black is told in simple, direct and powerful language." - Book Jacket
Notes Published by Aboriginal Studies Press for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Claire Henty-Gebert 2005
Preface Peter Forrest 2005
Subject Henty-Gebert, Claire, 1930-
Henty, Harry
Croker Island Methodist Mission (N.T.)
Methodist Church -- Missions -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Croker Island
Aboriginal Australians -- Missions -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Croker Island
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Croker Island
World War, 1939-1945 -- Evacuation of civilians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Croker Island
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- New South Wales -- Biography.
Soldiers -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Mixed descent -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Relocation -- Northern Territory
Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Biography.
Stolen generations (Australia) -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Biography.
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Croker Island
Alyawarra (Australian people) -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Women -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Biography.
Relocation -- Australia -- Northern Territory
Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Aboriginal Australians -- Children -- Government policy -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Children -- Institutional care -- Biography.
Croker Island (N.T.) -- History
Northern Territory -- Antiquities.
Frew River Region (N.T.) -- History
Northern Territory -- History.
Genre/Form Biography
History
Biography.
History.
Biographies.
Author Forrest, Peter, 1941- writer of preface
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.
LC no. 2005472529
ISBN 9780855753993
0855753994 :
Other Titles Memories of Croker Island and other journeys