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Author Munkara, Marie.

Title A most peculiar act : a novel / Marie Munkara
Published Sydney : Magabala Books, 2014


Description 1 online resource (171 pages)
Contents Foreword; 1. Horrid Hump; 2. Sugar; 3. Shithole Creek; 4. Fall from Grace; 5. Drew; 6. Reign of Terror; 7. Ralphie; 8. Crash and Burn; 9. Honey; 10. In Limbo; 11. Who Invited Her?; 12. Next; 13. Au Contraire; 14. Crazy Times; 15. Clover; 16. Penelope; 17. Not Quite; 18. Turning Point; 19. Chou Chou; 20. Revenge; 21. Perfidy; 22. Oh Fickle Fate; 23. Prisoners of War; Acknowledgements; The Author
Summary The story follows the trials and tribulations of Sugar, a 16 year-old Aboriginal fringe-camp dweller. Set in Darwin during the Japanese bombing raids, we meet characters such as: Horatio Humphris (Horrid Hump), Chief Protector of Aborigines, teetotaller and 42 year old virgin; Ralphie Brown, who has the unedifying honour of being the only public servant to ever be sacked; Drew Hepplewaite, redneck racist and female patrol officer armed with balls of steel; and the Administrator's wife, Penelope, who has a fetish for anything oriental. Then there's Sugar's mate Nig Nog, who teaches Sugar a few
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Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Fiction
White Australia policy -- Fiction
Assimilation (Sociology) -- Fiction
Australian fiction -- Aboriginal Australian authors -- 21st century
Australian fiction -- 21st century
FICTION -- General.
Aboriginal Australians
Assimilation (Sociology)
Australian fiction
Australian fiction -- Aboriginal Australian authors
White Australia policy
Genre/Form Fiction
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781922142061