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Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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'Set amongst the low scrub of the Mogumber sand plain north of Perth, the Moore River Native Settlement was, for thirty years, "sort of a place like home" for thousands of Aboriginal people. Sanctuary, work camp, orphanage, prison and rural idyll, the settlement was part of a bold social experiment by the Chief Protector of Aborigines, A. O. Neville, the aim of which was nothing less than the total eradication of a race and a culture.

Making extensive and imaginative use of oral resources and hitherto unseen documents, the book paints a vivid and intimate picture of the life experience of Moore River inmates, while documenting the appalling bureaucratic incompetence, official indifference and occasional outright brutality that made Moore River notorious.' (Source: 2003 edition)

Notes

  • Available in kit form.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • South Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 1993 .
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      Extent: 351p.
      Description: illus., ports
      ISBN: 1863680608 (pbk)
    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2003 .
      Extent: 368p.
      Edition info: Rev. ed.
      Description: illus., ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and index.
      ISBN: 1920731121 (pbk), 9781920731120 (pbk)

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Aboriginal Women's Memories : An Attempt at Rewriting Official Australian History Caterina Colomba , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Partnership Id-Entities : Cultural and Literary Re-Insciption/s of the Feminine 2010; (p. 45-54)
'In 1997 the 'Bringing Them Home' report opened a new chapter in Australian history by bringing to light one of the most systematic and cruel colonial practices based on assimilation ideology and policy : the so-called Stolen Generation. The report on the two year National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families estimates that from 1911 to the end of the 1970s the shocking nomber of 100,000 children were removed from their families with the aim of 'civilizing' them by integrating them forcibly into European culture. To confirm the magnitude of the phenomenon, the Aboriginal writer, Anita Heiss once said: 'I haven't met one Indigenous Australian who hasn't been affected by the policies of protection that lead to what we commonly refer to as the Stolen Generations'.
Since the report was released, this deep and complex question has been many times represented in literature as well as in cinematographic fiction...'(p. 45)
History Catherine Ford , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 May 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Sort of a Place Like Home : Remembering the Moore River Native Settlement Susan Maushart 1993 single work biography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 May 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Sort of a Place Like Home : Remembering the Moore River Native Settlement Susan Maushart 1993 single work biography
Clean White Girls : Assimilation and Women's Work Francesca Bartlett , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 25 no. 1 1999; (p. 10-38) Unmasking Whiteness : Race Relations and Reconciliation 1999; (p. 52-67)
In her essay, Bartlett analyses 'the narrative of cleanliness,' its role in assimilationist discourse and dissemination through magazines, newspapers and documentaries, and its application and impact upon Indigenous girls lives as represented in a number of Indigenous life-writing texts.
Adelaide is Literally Alive with Prizes Ian Hicks , 1994 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 February 1994; (p. 20)
History Catherine Ford , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 17 May 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Sort of a Place Like Home : Remembering the Moore River Native Settlement Susan Maushart 1993 single work biography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 24-25 May 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Sort of a Place Like Home : Remembering the Moore River Native Settlement Susan Maushart 1993 single work biography
Clean White Girls : Assimilation and Women's Work Francesca Bartlett , 1999 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 25 no. 1 1999; (p. 10-38) Unmasking Whiteness : Race Relations and Reconciliation 1999; (p. 52-67)
In her essay, Bartlett analyses 'the narrative of cleanliness,' its role in assimilationist discourse and dissemination through magazines, newspapers and documentaries, and its application and impact upon Indigenous girls lives as represented in a number of Indigenous life-writing texts.
Aboriginal Women's Memories : An Attempt at Rewriting Official Australian History Caterina Colomba , 2010 single work criticism
— Appears in: Partnership Id-Entities : Cultural and Literary Re-Insciption/s of the Feminine 2010; (p. 45-54)
'In 1997 the 'Bringing Them Home' report opened a new chapter in Australian history by bringing to light one of the most systematic and cruel colonial practices based on assimilation ideology and policy : the so-called Stolen Generation. The report on the two year National Inquiry into the Separation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children from Their Families estimates that from 1911 to the end of the 1970s the shocking nomber of 100,000 children were removed from their families with the aim of 'civilizing' them by integrating them forcibly into European culture. To confirm the magnitude of the phenomenon, the Aboriginal writer, Anita Heiss once said: 'I haven't met one Indigenous Australian who hasn't been affected by the policies of protection that lead to what we commonly refer to as the Stolen Generations'.
Since the report was released, this deep and complex question has been many times represented in literature as well as in cinematographic fiction...'(p. 45)
Adelaide is Literally Alive with Prizes Ian Hicks , 1994 single work column
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 28 February 1994; (p. 20)
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Subjects:
  • Moore River, Guilderton - Gingin area, Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Guilderton - Gingin area, Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • 1901-1945
Settings:
  • Moore River Native Settlement (1918-1951), Western Australia,
  • ca. 1901-1945
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