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When you grow up / by Connie Nungulla McDonald with Jill Finnane
Bib ID 2548950
Format BookBook
McDonald, Connie Nungulla, 1933-
Description Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books, 1996 
259 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., map, ports ; 20 cm. 
ISBN 1875641262

Life experiences of Connie Nungulla McDonald, growing up in the dormitories of the Forrest River Mission (24), her bone condition, work as a teacher's assistant, an Anglican Church Army sister, welfare worker, search for identity, search for family, World War II, , air raid shelter, air raids by the Japanese (34 & 47), Curtin's Cowboys (44), smoke signals, tracking, medical treatment by Flying Doctors, Bremlah, flu epidemic (53), learning tribal Law, Yarrabah, abuse and racism encountered by Aboriginal peoples on the mission, the kindness of certain matrons, washing matrons' feet, punishment for misbehaviour (28), problems of white sex education for Aboriginal peoples (67), tobacco rations (70),segregation (78), learning piano, use of Aboriginal sign language, leprosy (131), smoking ceremonies (137), the twentieth parallel and exemption from the act (141), marriage proposal, joining the Church Army (179), Holland Park (185), suffering migraine headaches (188 & 190), living conditions at Gnowangerup reserve (194), fostering and adoption of Aboriginal children (217), care of St Vincent dePaul workers (224), Anglican beliefs (228), writing a song about Oombulgurri (240), re-uniting with her father (246), a miracle (249), learning about her mother (250), religious and spiritual conviction and prayer (252).

Subjects McDonald, Connie, 1933-  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Anthropology.  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous - Autobiographies.  |  Children - Abuse and neglect.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Leprosy.  |  Social welfare - Rationing - Food.  |  Sex relations - Sex education.  |  Ceremonies - Smoking ceremonies.  |  Housing.  |  Health - Musculoskeletal system.  |  Race relations - Racism.  |  Communications - Nonverbal - Sign language and gestures.  |  Religions - Christianity - Anglican Church.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Recreation.  |  Education.  |  Simpson Gap (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Wyndham (WA East Kimberley SD52-14)  |  Ntaripe / Heavitree Gap (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  Kundat Djaru / Gordon Downs (WA East Kimberley SE52-10)  |  Cairns (NE Qld SE55-02)  |  Mparntwe / Alice Springs (South Central NT SF53-14)  |  MacDonald Downs (SE Central NT SF53-11)  |  Gnowangerup (SW WA SI50-07)  |  Brisbane (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Delmore Downs (South Central NT SF53-10)  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)  |  Forrest River (WA East Kimberley SD52-09, SD52-10, SD52-14)
Other authors/contributors Finnane, Jill, 1946-


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