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Author Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014.

Title Under the Wintamarra tree / Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara)
Published St. Lucia, Qld : University of Queensland Press, 2002


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  994.10049915 Pil/Utw  AVAILABLE
Description 211 pages ; 18 cm
Summary "Doris begins with the historic migration of her Mardu ancestors from the West Australian desert to the cattle stations and settlements on its fringes." "Generations later, living in the workers' camp with her family on Balfour Downs Station, three-year-old Doris' life is forever changed when she is removed by the authorities to Moore River Native Settlement. This institution, for children judged as identifiably of mixed race, was the place Molly had so famously escaped from a decade before." "The life of an institutional orphan, as seen through the eyes of a child, is movingly revealed. In contrast are lighthearted incidents when young Doris' vitality and independence test the patience of the staff. Leaving behind the regimentation of assigned routines and endless regulations, Doris goes to Perth to train as a nurse's aide but the racist culture of an institutional upbringing leaves an indelible mistrust of her own people. This is the obstacle she has to overcome when as a wife and mother she makes the courageous but difficult choice to find her mother and father, and to begin the journey to reclaim her Mardu heritage."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Part of the trilogy: Caprice and Rabbit proof fence
Subject Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014.
Moore River Native Settlement (W.A.)
Moore River Native Settlement (W.A.) -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Women -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Removal
Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.
Aboriginal Australians in literature.
Childbirth -- Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Government policy -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Treatment -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Biography.
Women authors, Aboriginal -- Biography
Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Fiction.
Aboriginal Australians -- Removal
Stolen generations (Australia)
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Stolen generations (Australia) -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Authors, Australian -- 20th century -- Biography.
Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Biography.
Aboriginal Australians -- Relocation -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Genre/Form Biography.
Author Pilkington, Doris, 1937-2014.
LC no. 2003427383
ISBN 0702233080 :
Other Titles Caprice
Rabbit foot fence