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The Resource 'Two excellent girls' : Cissy and Clara McLeod, the Northern Territory 'half-caste' foster daughters of Captain and Mrs Mugg, Steven Farram

'Two excellent girls' : Cissy and Clara McLeod, the Northern Territory 'half-caste' foster daughters of Captain and Mrs Mugg, Steven Farram

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'Two excellent girls' : Cissy and Clara McLeod, the Northern Territory 'half-caste' foster daughters of Captain and Mrs Mugg
Title
'Two excellent girls'
Title remainder
Cissy and Clara McLeod, the Northern Territory 'half-caste' foster daughters of Captain and Mrs Mugg
Statement of responsibility
Steven Farram
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Cissy and Clara McLeod were two sisters of Aboriginal descent who lived in Darwin in the early decades of the twentieth century. In a society almost obsessed with notions of European superiority and racial purity, the McLeod sisters achieved a remarkable level of acceptance from the European community. In mid-1922, they left Darwin for Singapore and never lived in the Northern Territory again, but were remembered favourably by old Darwin residents for years after their departure. Cissy's and Clara's achievements were totally reliant on their own abilities, yet they would never have been given a chance if they had not had the support of their foster parents, Captain and Mrs Mugg. This couple are also considered in the book, as is their father, who lived for over twenty years in the remote town of Borroloola where the sisters were born. The ultimate fates of Cissy and Clara McLeod were tragic, but their lives in Darwin were marked with success. It was a notable achievement against considerable odds and remains worthy of recognition today."--Back cover
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Farram, Steven
Dewey number
362.778
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • McLeod, Cissy
  • McLeod, Clara
  • Changi POW Camp (Changi, Singapore)
  • Adoption
  • Interracial adoption
  • Foster children
  • Indigenous children
Label
'Two excellent girls' : Cissy and Clara McLeod, the Northern Territory 'half-caste' foster daughters of Captain and Mrs Mugg, Steven Farram
Instantiates
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-47) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Captain and Mrs Mugg -- Chapter 3: Arthur McLeod -- Chapter 4: Cissy and Clara McLeod adopted by the Muggs -- Chapter 5: Cissy McLeod to mid-1922 -- Chapter 6: Clara McLeod to mid-1922 -- Chapter 7: The move to Singapore and the fates of Cissy McLeod and Captain and Mrs Mugg -- Chapter 8: The fate of Clara McLeod -- Chapter 9: How Cissy and Clara became accepted by European society in Darwin -- Chapter 10: Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
000062059934
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 51 pages, 2 pages of plates
Isbn
9781925167962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
Illustrations (some colour), facsimiles (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1029604997
Label
'Two excellent girls' : Cissy and Clara McLeod, the Northern Territory 'half-caste' foster daughters of Captain and Mrs Mugg, Steven Farram
Publication
Manufacture
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 43-47) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Captain and Mrs Mugg -- Chapter 3: Arthur McLeod -- Chapter 4: Cissy and Clara McLeod adopted by the Muggs -- Chapter 5: Cissy McLeod to mid-1922 -- Chapter 6: Clara McLeod to mid-1922 -- Chapter 7: The move to Singapore and the fates of Cissy McLeod and Captain and Mrs Mugg -- Chapter 8: The fate of Clara McLeod -- Chapter 9: How Cissy and Clara became accepted by European society in Darwin -- Chapter 10: Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
000062059934
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
vi, 51 pages, 2 pages of plates
Isbn
9781925167962
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
Illustrations (some colour), facsimiles (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1029604997

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