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A Kinchela boy : a novel / Christopher Bevan
Bib ID 4893228
Format BookBook
Author
Bevan, Christopher J
 
Description Sydney : Bideena Publishing, 2010 
275 p. ; 24 cm. 
ISBN 9780980815702
Summary

This is the story of Mick Mahoney, 'a Kinchela boy', a young part-Aboriginal stockman standing trial for the murder of his darling missus, Mary, in front of a jury that doesn't seem to like the look of him. He casts his mind back to the week before his eighth birthday when he and his little sisters were stolen by 'the Catcher Lady' for their only sin, their original sin: part-white ancestry, and the subsequent childhood spent in the Kinchela Boys Home subjected to unimaginable horrors. It was over a year ago when Mick left the Hat Head Surf Club reunion with too many beers under his belt and Mary wanted him to stop at the derelict boys' home to show her first-hand why it was all so terrible bad there. When he woke the next morning, two burly detectives busted down his front door and slapped him round, trying to get him to confess to pushing Mary into the dry swimming pool at the boys' home and splitting her head open. The only hope Mick has of any salvation in this life is to place himself in the hands of the two young lawyer 'fellas', Aboriginal Legal sent and the priest 'fella' that's the new chaplain at Grafton Gaol. It'll take a year for the appeal to come on, way down in Sydney. So Mick's got to just bide his time: serve out his punishment for a crime he never committed.

Subjects Child welfare - Child / parent separation - Stolen generations.  |  Law enforcement - Criminal law and procedure - Trials.  |  Child welfare - Children's homes.  |  Law enforcement - Offences - Murder.  |  Literature and stories - Non indigenous - Fiction.
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