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The Resource From the desert to the lakes : four South Australian Aboriginal memoirs

From the desert to the lakes : four South Australian Aboriginal memoirs

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From the desert to the lakes : four South Australian Aboriginal memoirs
Title
From the desert to the lakes
Title remainder
four South Australian Aboriginal memoirs
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Wendy Harris, Yankunytjatjara: Wendy Harris traces her life journey from her early years as a bush child in South Australia's north-west, from being separated from her beloved blind Kami Grandmother to her life in the home, to having her own children taken from her as she was forced out to work, to becoming the Pioneer Bus head waitress when she returned to the now thriving town of Coober Pedy. Wendy's story gives insight into something of the behind the scenes history of South Australia's outback. Totty (Harriet) Rankine, Ngarrindjeri: Born and raised on Ngarrindjeri land at Point McLeay/Raukkan on South Australia's Lake Alexandrina, Totty Rankine reminisces about an early idyllic way of life, eating bush food and being 'a comical kid at school'; about her working years in Woomera and Adelaide and the joys and sorrows of bringing up her own family 'on Raukkan' and in the rural town of Murray Bridge. The reader is struck with her humour and the indomitable spirit Aunty Totty inherited from her mother, Annie Rankine MBE. Audrey Wonga, Antikirinya/Yankunytjatjara: Taken away as a baby from her mother on the vast Anna Creek Station of north-eastern South Australia, Audrey was able to keep contact with her family and eventually move back to spend the rest of her life in her beloved outback. She describes life at Todmorden Station, Coober Pedy, Oodnadatta, Port Augusta and Indulkana (APY Lands) as she adjusted, learned to treasure her heritage, and became a qualified interpreter and eventually chairperson of Umoona Community. Brian Strangways, Kokatha: 'Born out in the open' Brian's early years were with his Kokatha family as they travelled seeking work on the South Australian northern cattle stations. As a teenager, he became Mr Mac's right-hand man on Umeewarra Mission in Port Augusta. As an adult, surviving 'somehow' included welding the railway lines in the heat of the Nullarbor and living in the rough and tumble of the SA bush camps. Another great, dry-humoured storyteller; a South Australian survivor indeed
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
ANL
Dewey number
920.00929915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
From the desert to the lakes : four South Australian Aboriginal memoirs
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published separately by Nyiri Publications"--Page [4]
  • "Please listen. Be aware that some people in this book have passed away and, on opening it and seeing them, you might be sad and sorry."--Page 6
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Coober Pedy pioneer
  • Wendy Harris
  • I had a good life - it was beautiful
  • Totty (Harriet) Rankine
  • Outback heart
  • Andy Wonga
  • You have to survive somehow
  • Brian Strangways
Control code
000062299031
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
133 pages
Governing access note
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this publication may contain names and images of deceased persons
Isbn
9781760415310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, geneaological tables (p. 88), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1030592594
Label
From the desert to the lakes : four South Australian Aboriginal memoirs
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "First published separately by Nyiri Publications"--Page [4]
  • "Please listen. Be aware that some people in this book have passed away and, on opening it and seeing them, you might be sad and sorry."--Page 6
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
  • Coober Pedy pioneer
  • Wendy Harris
  • I had a good life - it was beautiful
  • Totty (Harriet) Rankine
  • Outback heart
  • Andy Wonga
  • You have to survive somehow
  • Brian Strangways
Control code
000062299031
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
133 pages
Governing access note
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are warned that this publication may contain names and images of deceased persons
Isbn
9781760415310
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, geneaological tables (p. 88), maps, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1030592594

Library Locations

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