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Author: Ruth Hegarty
Publisher: St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press ; Portland, Or. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by International Specialized Book Services, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is that you? Matrons voice would ring out across the dormitory. In that pause sixty little girls would stop in their tracks, waiting to hear who was in trouble. All too often the name called out would be that of the high spirited dormitory girl Ruthie. In the Depression years Queenslands notorious Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission become home to four-year-old Ruth until her late teens when she was sent out to serve as a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hegarty, Ruth.
Is that you, Ruthie?
St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press ; Portland, Or. : Distributed in the USA and Canada by International Specialized Book Services, 1999
(OCoLC)653426474
Named Person: Ruth Hegarty
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ruth Hegarty
ISBN: 0702230995 9780702230998
OCLC Number: 43072533
Awards: Winner of David Unaipon Award 1998
Description: ix, 141 pages : illustrations, map, portraits ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Ruth Hegarty.

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Is that you? Matrons voice would ring out across the dormitory. In that pause sixty little girls would stop in their tracks, waiting to hear who was in trouble. All too often the name called out would be that of the high spirited dormitory girl Ruthie. In the Depression years Queenslands notorious Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission become home to four-year-old Ruth until her late teens when she was sent out to serve as a domestic on a station homestead. Ruthie is the central character in this lively and candid memoir of institutional life. Her milestones and memories reflect the experiences of many dormitory girls. The strong and lasting bonds that developed between them helped to compensate for family love and support denied them by the disruptive removal policy of the day.

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