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The Resource Journey of the heart : the Johnson family tree, lovingly compiled by Olga Collis-McAnespie & Alan McAnespie

Journey of the heart : the Johnson family tree, lovingly compiled by Olga Collis-McAnespie & Alan McAnespie

Label
Journey of the heart : the Johnson family tree
Title
Journey of the heart
Title remainder
the Johnson family tree
Statement of responsibility
lovingly compiled by Olga Collis-McAnespie & Alan McAnespie
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 2016, my husband Alan McAnespie and I, Olga Collis-McAnespie, began an extraordinary journey when we decided to compile my family tree, a promise I had made to myself when I was young. My Aboriginal heart is criss-crossed with Muruwari, Guwamu/Kooma bloodlines. The journey, starting with my family, soon found 143 surnames, 772 individuals and 7 generations - all linked by traditional tribal bloodlines. Working mostly with word-of-mouth information from the families that we tracked down, we built a substantial database that turned into this book.During our research, we came across heart-warming and yet sad incidents that gave perspective to the hard and the happy times our families have journeyed since the 19th century to the present. We witnessed a yearning to reconnect our families, as in the ancient times. My kaya (mother) and my yapu (father) were married on the 18th April 1929 at Angledool NSW and it is my belief that they were relocated from Angledool to Brewarrina in 1936 due to poor living conditions in the mission community. (Ref: NSW Aboriginal Protection Board Records year ended June 30th, 1936) It seems ironic that a resurgence of Aboriginal languages is currently being encouraged in the nation. I remember the ever-present sadness that burdened my parents because the government prohibited the use of their yaan, their mother-tongue and traditional ways. Most of the old language was lost or forgotten. But not all. We included some of these words in our work. Our kapal-kapal (old people's) memories hold strong stories in their own language. Let's hope that our stories will never be lost again. We trust that when people hold this book in their hand, they will cherish this living history that informs and empowers our Family Tree branches - to look with hope for the future"--Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
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Colis-McAnespie, Olga
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
McAnespie, Alan
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Johnson family
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • New South Wales
Label
Journey of the heart : the Johnson family tree, lovingly compiled by Olga Collis-McAnespie & Alan McAnespie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Readers please be aware there are names and photographs of deceased persons"--Page 3
  • Includes Family Trees
  • Includes a Making your family tree workbook (pages 93-102)
  • Includes Alphabetical list of Olga's relatives
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Control code
000063962451
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
104 pages
Isbn
9780646991436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps and genealogical tables (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1110725154
Label
Journey of the heart : the Johnson family tree, lovingly compiled by Olga Collis-McAnespie & Alan McAnespie
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "Readers please be aware there are names and photographs of deceased persons"--Page 3
  • Includes Family Trees
  • Includes a Making your family tree workbook (pages 93-102)
  • Includes Alphabetical list of Olga's relatives
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Control code
000063962451
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
104 pages
Isbn
9780646991436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits, maps and genealogical tables (chiefly colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1110725154

Library Locations

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