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Nowhere people / Henry Reynolds
Bib ID 7286703
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, online resource]
Author
Reynolds, Henry, 1938- author
 
Online Access
Access Conditions National edeposit: Available onsite at national, state and territory libraries. 
Description Camberwell, Victoria : Penguin Group Australia, 2005 
©2005 
1 online resource (300 pages). 
ISBN 174228423X (epub)
9781742284231 (epub)
Technical Details

text file : EPUB : 1.72MB 

Summary

"'That's how at six at night on 11 May 1928 I stopped being a Yanyuwa child and became a nowhere person... Motherless, cultureless and stuck in a government institution because my mother was Aboriginal and my father was not. I ceased to be an Aboriginal but I would never be white. I was not something bad, shameful, called a half-caste.' - Hilda Jarman Muir In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, people of mixed Aboriginal and European ancestry - half-castes - were commonly assumed to be morally and physically defective, unstable and degenerate. They bore the brunt of society's contempt, and the remobal of their children created Australia's stolen generations. Nowhere People is a history of beliefs about people of mixed race, both in Australia and overseas. It explores the concept of racial purity, eugenics, and the threat posed by miscegenation. Award-winning author Henry Reynolds also tells for the first time of his own family's search for the truth about his father's ancestry, and gives a poignat account of the contemporary predicament facing people of mixed heritage" --Website.

Notes

Imprint: e-penguin.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Reynolds, Henry, 1938-  |  Reynolds, John, 1901-  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Mixed descent.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Mixed descent -- Social conditions.  |  Racially mixed people -- Australia.  |  History  |  Australia -- Race relations.  |  Australian

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