When the Pelican Laughed: Novel
The story of Alice Nannup, born in 1911 to an Aboriginal mother and European father. At the age of 12 she was taken south to be trained in domestic service. The book traces her life from 1911-91, and is the first published study focussing on Western Australian Aboriginal women in domestic service.
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Review: When Pelican LaughedUser Review - Catherine Maughan - Goodreads
Through Alice's life we learn a lot about Western Australian history and the laws that were used to totally control Aboriginal lives. The compelling part of this book is that Alice talks about her ... Read full review
Review: When Pelican LaughedUser Review - Goodreads
When the Pelican Laughed tells the remarkable story of Alice Nannup. Born on a Pilbara station (a remote area in Western Australia) in 1911, of an Aboriginal mother and European father, Alice Nannup ...