'In 1994, Jackie Huggins and her mother Rita published a ground-breaking collaborative memoir, Auntie Rita . Through Jackie’s positioning in the text as commentator, interlocutor, and daughter, Auntie Rita becomes a complex inter-generational narrative that charts not only the individual life stories of Rita and Jackie but also a larger story of Aboriginal history in twentieth-century Australia. ' (Author's abstract)
[I]t was something that I really wanted to do for her, as a daughter to a mother, as a gift in a way that she and I could especially share.
—Jackie Huggins, “To Sit Down and Write that Book”
[T]he written word remains the most common site of conversation between white and Indigenous Australians.
—Alison Ravenscroft, “Who Is the White Subject?: Reading, Writing, Whiteness”