The Story of Bill Thaiday single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1992 1992
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My father's a full blood Torres Strait Islander, his mother was a Darnley/Murray Island woman. My grandfather was brought over here round about 1871. He came over here in the black-birding days, or he could have come over with Samuel McFarlane, I'm not sure, I've still got to find that out. But I know where he comes from, I've been there and it's a beautiful island called Lifu. Lifu Island, which is on the east coast of a place called Noumea. It' s still held by the French and he came over here speaking French, and his language on top of that. So we're a little bit mixed up there, but I more or less identify myself from m y mother's side, the Aboriginal side, the Girrimi people, 134 miles up from Tully.

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    y Ngoonjook no. 7 September 1992 9673966 1992 periodical issue 1992 pg. 34-41
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