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Under a bilari tree I born / Alice Bilari Smith, with Anna Vitenbergs and Loreen Brehaut
Bib ID 6570733
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Smith, Alice, 1923-2012 author
 
Edition [2nd edition]. 
Description Fremantle, Western Australia : Fremantle Press, 2015 
©2015 
235 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles ; 20 cm 
ISBN 9781925162103 (paperback)
Summary

Alice Bilari Smith lived in the Pilbara, on stations and in the bush, on government reserves and in towns. Narrowly avoiding removal from her family by 'the Welfare', life on the stations taught her to cook and launder, sew and clean, shoe horses, chop wood and milk cows. Her working life on stations continued as a young married woman and she added mustering, dingo scalping, shearers' assistant and sheepyard building to her skills. Alice Bilari Smith also grew up in the ways of the country, hunting, cooking and building in the traditional manner. By the time she had five children of her own she was playing an active role in caring for other Aboriginal children and she initiated the establishment of a Homemakers Centre in Roebourne.

Notes

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are respectfully advised that deceased people are referenced in this publication."--Title page.

Originally published in 2002.

Subjects Smith, Alice, 1923-2012.  |  Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Pilbara -- Biography.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Pilbara -- Social life and customs.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Western Australia -- Pilbara -- History.  |  Occupations - Pastoral industry workers.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Systems.  |  Law enforcement - Police conduct and attitudes.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects.  |  Ceremonies.  |  Reproduction - Childbirth.  |  Child welfare - Child / parent separation.  |  Gender relations - Marriage.  |  History - Biographies - Indigenous - Autobiographies.  |  Food - Sociocultural aspects - Avoidance.  |  Banjima people (A53) (WA SF50-11)  |  Health - Treatments - Traditional - Clever people.  |  Politics and Government - Civil rights and citizenship.  |  Material culture - Bird feather objects and decorations.  |  Race relations - Racism - Stereotyping.  |  Children - Care and nurturing.  |  Stories and motifs - Eagles / hawks / crows.  |  Gender relations - Gender roles.  |  Death - Mortuary customs.  |  Pilbara (W.A.) -- Biography.  |  Rocklea Station (WA West Pilbara SF 50-03)  |  Yirramagadu / Roebourne (WA West Pilbara SF50-03)  |  Pilbara area (WA SF50, SF51, SG50)  |  Wyloo (WA West Pilbara SF50-10)  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Vitenbergs, Anna, author  |  Brehaut, Loreen A., author

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