Reaching Back: Queensland Aboriginal people recall early days at Yarrabah mission

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Judy Thomson

Jan, 1989
Editor/s: 
Pages: 
160
Category: 
History
Product type: 
Book
Book format: 
Paperback
Dimensions: 
240x170mm
ISBN: 
9780855752071
Available: 
Yes
Price: 
$19.95 RRP incl. GST

Summary

Reaching back takes us back to Yarrabah Mission, two generations of Aboriginal people relive the days in Queensland under the Act, through vivid accounts and numerous photographs. They recall dormitory and school life, marriage and work at the mission, the struggle for survival during the Depression years and the loss of their language and culture. In this book the Aboriginal people of North Queensland are reaching back to their roots, and trying to pass on to their children a sense of pride in being Aboriginal.
 

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