Auntie Rita

Auntie Rita cover

Jackie Huggins

Rita Huggins

Jan, 2005
Pages: 
160
Category: 
Auto / Biography
History
Product type: 
Book
Book format: 
Paperback
Dimensions: 
210x150mm
ISBN: 
9780855752484
Available: 
Yes
Price: 
$22.95 RRP incl. GST

Summary

'Most people call me Auntie Rita, whites as well as Aboriginal people. Auntie is a term of respect of our older women folk. You don't have to be blood-related or anything. Everyone is kin. That's a beautiful thing because in this way no one is ever truly alone, they always have someone they can turn to.'

Rita Huggins told her memories to her daughter Jackie, and some of their conversation is in this book. We witness their intimacy, their similarities and their differences, the 'fighting with their tongues'. Two voices, two views on a shared life.

This title has been translated into other languages.

Jackie Huggins is a highly respected Aboriginal rights activist and author from the Bidjara and Birri-Gubba Juru peoples of Queensland. She has taught in the university sector and held many senior positions in Aboriginal and statutory organisations. She was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 2001.

Last reviewed: 12 Sep 2016