Issue Details: First known date: 2015 2015
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'The First Octoroon is a work of fiction based in fact, inspired by the writer's discovery that he was an experimental child, that his birth was the result of a state sanctioned scientific experiment, a large-scale genetic intervention called Assimilation, intended to eliminate the perceived menace of Aboriginal 'half-castes' by ‘breeding out the colour’.' (Source: Queensland Literary Awards website)

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      2015 .
      (Manuscript) assertion
      • unpublished


2015 winner David Unaipon Award Unpublished Indigenous Writer - David Unaipon Award
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