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Authors: Behrendt, Larissa, ((author.))
Publisher:St. Lucia, Qld. : U.Q.P.,
  • There are 103 copies of this book in other libraries
  • and 98 copies of this specific edition.
  • Behrendt, Larissa, (author.)
  • c2004
Content Types:
  • text
Carrier Types:
  • volume
Physical Description:
  • 317 pages ; 20 cm.
  • Black Australian writing
  • Black Australian writing
  • UQP black Australian writers
  • UQP black Australian writers
  • Candice is a young woman setting out on her first visit to the traditional land of her Aboriginal grandmother. When she arrives at the 'place where the two rivers meet', the twentieth century falls away and the story of Candice's family comes to life.Here in 1918, her grandmother Garibooli was taken from her family. Garibooli is sent to work as a housemaid, but marriage soon offers escape from the terror of the master's nighttime visits.Her displacement carries into the lives of her seven children. Their stories are witness to the impact of orphanage life and the consequences of having dark skin in postwar Australia. Vividly rekindled, the lives of her family point the direction home for Candice.
  • Aboriginal content.
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [319])
  • Also available electrically.
  • Bob Hawke copy donated by Prof Lowitja O'Donoghue.
  • Winner of the David Unaipon Award for Indigenous writers.
  • English
  • 9780702234071 (pbk.)
  • 0702234079 (pbk.) :
Dewey Number:
  • A823.4
  • 823/‚Äč.92
Libraries Australia ID:
  • 25118060
  • 25118060
Contributed by:
  • Libraries Australia

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