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Yamakarra! : Liza Kennedy and the Keewong Mob

Author: Western Heritage Group.
Publisher: Wilcannia, NSW : Western Heritage Group, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English
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"Yamakarra! is built on the memories of Liza Kennedy (1902-1996). It celebrates a group of Aboriginal people whose country is between Cobar and Ivanhoe in far western NSW and whose story will have widespread appeal. Lack of water in this region means that the grazing industry did not take hold until the second half of the 19th century, so Aunty Liza grew up with people who had been born before that industry took  Read more...
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Named Person: Liza Kennedy
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Western Heritage Group.
ISBN: 9780980594720 0980594723
OCLC Number: 857412972
Description: 280 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Responsibility: compiled and published by Western Heritage Group.

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"Yamakarra! is built on the memories of Liza Kennedy (1902-1996). It celebrates a group of Aboriginal people whose country is between Cobar and Ivanhoe in far western NSW and whose story will have widespread appeal. Lack of water in this region means that the grazing industry did not take hold until the second half of the 19th century, so Aunty Liza grew up with people who had been born before that industry took over their country. The level of independence that the Keewong Mob enjoyed during her early years had long been impossible for most Aboriginal people in south-eastern Australia. This is the setting that makes Aunty Liza's memories special"--Back cover.

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