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The Resource Alone on the soaks : the life and times of Alec Kruger, Alec Kruger and Gerard Waterford

Alone on the soaks : the life and times of Alec Kruger, Alec Kruger and Gerard Waterford

Label
Alone on the soaks : the life and times of Alec Kruger
Title
Alone on the soaks
Title remainder
the life and times of Alec Kruger
Statement of responsibility
Alec Kruger and Gerard Waterford
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Birth and early life at Donkey Camp on the Katherine River; being taken as a toddler with his sister by police to Kahlin Compound; later removed to Pine Creek Half Caste Institution for Boys and then to the Bungalow; describes life at the Bungalow; being picked from a line up for work on Loves Creek Station at the age of ten; experiences of working at Loves Creek Station, including looking after the water supply - which was the responsibility of permanent Aboriginal staff; experiences 'alone on the soaks''; no access to trust funds; move to Atnarpa outstation with Harry Bloomfield at the age of eleven or twelve; joining the army; army life in Alice Springs; reuniting with family; back to the Top End and working for the railways; pearling; droving; marriage and family life at the Gap settlement, Alice Springs; moving to Katherine; life in the 70s; land claims; political issues 1970s to 1990s; 1994 reunion weekend at Bungalow and later in year national Stolen Generations conference held in Darwin; from the conference there were demands for an inquiry into the Stolen Generations; also two stolen generations test cases were discussed - Kruger & Ors v The Commonwealth 1997 and Bray & Ors v The Commonwealth 1997; both cases rejected by the High Court, with not even the wages from Love Creek being paid to Kruger; funding for a Stolen Generations Association in Alice Springs welcomed; need support in the future for younger people who have been taken away from family
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
ANL
Citation source
ABI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1924-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kruger, Alec Bumbolili
Dewey number
305.89915092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Waterford, Gerard
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kruger, Alec Bumbolili
  • Kahlin Compound
  • The Bungalow (Alice Springs, N.T.)
  • Australia
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
Label
Alone on the soaks : the life and times of Alec Kruger, Alec Kruger and Gerard Waterford
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Bibliography: p. 339-340
  • Webliography: p. 341
Control code
000041012267
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
[8], 342 p.
Isbn
9781864650785
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports., geneal. table
Label
Alone on the soaks : the life and times of Alec Kruger, Alec Kruger and Gerard Waterford
Publication
Bibliography note
  • Bibliography: p. 339-340
  • Webliography: p. 341
Control code
000041012267
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
[8], 342 p.
Isbn
9781864650785
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports., geneal. table

Library Locations

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