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Encounter : the past and future of remote Kimberley

Author: Brigida Nailon
Publisher: Echuca [Vic.] : Brigidine Sisters, [2009?]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This book explores the effect of State Aboriginal legislation and policies imposed on indigenous populations and the extraordinary efforts made by missions to alleviate some of the suffering in the Kimberley. Included is a 1935 letter written by a courageous woman of mixed descent in Broome, pleading for freedom from the weight of the prohibitive legislation. Overall the book attempts to change the way the readers  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Queenie McKenzie; Eileen Pan; Mary Dalali; Rita Patrick; Cissie Djagween; Madelene Jadai; Kathie Ghouse; Agnes Pigram; Tilly Brown; Maryrose Chi; Norman Bilson; Paddy Merandjin; Hyllus Maris
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brigida Nailon
ISBN: 9780957936171 0957936176
OCLC Number: 646252530
Notes: Cover title.
Description: 116 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 31 cm
Contents: Background --
1. The Beagle bay Mission stories --
2. Missionaries --
3. Post war --
4. Aboriginal legislation in Western Australia --
5. The past --
a split in the Australian experience.
Responsibility: Brigida Nailon.

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This book explores the effect of State Aboriginal legislation and policies imposed on indigenous populations and the extraordinary efforts made by missions to alleviate some of the suffering in the Kimberley. Included is a 1935 letter written by a courageous woman of mixed descent in Broome, pleading for freedom from the weight of the prohibitive legislation. Overall the book attempts to change the way the readers perceive not only the problems depicted in it, but also their attitude to the victims.

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