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Is that you, Ruthie? / Ruth Hegarty
Bib ID 1553934
Format BookBook
Author
Hegarty, Ruth, 1929-
 
Description St Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1999 
141 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 0702230995 (paperback)
Summary

In the Depression years Queensland's 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 the absence of family love and support. An inspiring life story, this remarkable memoir won the prestigious David Unaipon Award in 1998. In her recently released sequel Bittersweet Journey Ruth recounts, with characteristic humour and honesty, a dormitory girl's life after the Mission.

Subjects Hegarty, Ruth, 1929-  |  Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Institutional care -- Queensland -- History.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Biography.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Literature and stories - Fiction.  |  Settlement and contacts - Government settlements, reserves.  |  Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission (Qld.) -- History.  |  Cherbourg / Barambah (SE Qld SG56-10)

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