Autobiography; author brought up in Perth in ignorance of her Aboriginal background; process of discovering her Aboriginality; includes autobiographical narratives of maternal grandmother and grandmother's brother; they were Baljgu born on Corunna Downs Station.
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The only one left was Pinjarra Frank. Bob Coulson was another man who worked
on the mission. He was a good man with a hammer. I used to watch him. If he
saw any cats sneakin' around the chicken house, he'd corner them and hit them
Pinjarra Frank and Tommy decided to come with me. I wanted Albert to come, too
, but he was too frightened. He thought that, if we ran away and we got caught,
Coulson might beat him the way he'd beaten me. We told all the mission kids we
McQuarie told me, 'Marble, if you ever see the police round here, you hide, and I'll
tell them to take Pinjarra Frank, instead. I'll send you word when they've gone.'
McQuarie reckoned Pinjarra didn't work as hard as me. Thing was, they didn't ...
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Read in one afternoon, evening, and night. Just mesmerizing. I still think people should not drink if they're having trouble, and not have more kids if they can't take care of the ones they have, but ... Read full review