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Double native, Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung

Label
Double native
Title
Double native
Statement of responsibility
Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung
Title variation
Double native
Title variation remainder
a moving memoir about living across two cultures
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A gripping memoir about living across two cultures. Growing up 'on country' on the west coast of Queensland's Cape York Peninsula in the 1970s and '80s, Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung had an idyllic traditional life. At the age of 16, she decided to pursue her dream of performing and moved to Sydney to attend the NAISDA Dance College. There she studied with the legendary Page brothers before they founded Bangarra Dance Theatre and met her future husband and father of her three daughters. But the missing piece of her life was her father. As a young woman, she finds her father and carves out a fragile relationship with him. This inspires her to better understand her Austrian ancestry and how it meshes with her Indigenous identity. Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung is the model of a modern woman: mother and professional; performer and creator; teacher and student, urban dweller and remote community inhabitant. As such she shares the joys and challenges that come with growing up in a divided community and carving out a career as a solo parent. Double Native is a powerful and candid memoir that offers a rare insight into the burgeoning years of the contemporary Indigenous dance movement and what it means to straddle two cultures
Additional physical form
Also available in an electronic version.
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
QPPL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Oochunyung, Fiona Wirrer-George
Dewey number
792.8092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Oochunyung, Fiona Wirrer-George
  • National Aboriginal Islander Skills Development Association
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
  • Dancers
  • Dance, Aboriginal Australian
  • Dance
  • Fathers and daughters
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
Double native, Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Cover subtitle: "A moving memoir about living across two cultures"
Control code
000048068243
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
297 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780702239175
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)762328990
Label
Double native, Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung
Publication
Note
Cover subtitle: "A moving memoir about living across two cultures"
Control code
000048068243
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
297 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780702239175
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
ill., ports.
System control number
(OCoLC)762328990

Library Locations

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