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The Resource A Kinchela boy : a novel, Christopher Bevan

A Kinchela boy : a novel, Christopher Bevan

Label
A Kinchela boy : a novel
Title
A Kinchela boy
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Christopher Bevan
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the story of Mick Mahoney, 'a Kinchela boy', a young part-Aboriginal stockman standing trial for the murder of his darling missus, Mary, in front of a jury that doesn't seem to like the look of him. He casts his mind back to the week before his eighth birthday when he and his little sisters were stolen by 'the Catcher Lady' for their only sin, their original sin: part-white ancestry, and the subsequent childhood spent in the Kinchela Boys Home subjected to unimaginable horrors. It was over a year ago when Mick left the Hat Head Surf Club reunion with too many beers under his belt and Mary wanted him to stop at the derelict boys' home to show her first-hand why it was all so terrible bad there. When he woke the next morning, two burly detectives busted down his front door and slapped him round, trying to get him to confess to pushing Mary into the dry swimming pool at the boys' home and splitting her head open. The only hope Mick has of any salvation in this life is to place himself in the hands of the two young lawyer 'fellas', Aboriginal Legal sent and the priest 'fella' that's the new chaplain at Grafton Gaol. It'll take a year for the appeal to come on, way down in Sydney. So Mick's got to just bide his time: serve out his punishment for a crime he never committed"
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bevan, Christopher J
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kinchela Aboriginal Boys Training Home
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
  • Trials (Murder)
Label
A Kinchela boy : a novel, Christopher Bevan
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
000045695402
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780980815702
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)643976289
Label
A Kinchela boy : a novel, Christopher Bevan
Publication
Control code
000045695402
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
275 p.
Isbn
9780980815702
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
(OCoLC)643976289

Library Locations

    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
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