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y Born a Half-Caste single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 1985 1985
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'Marnie Kennedy's story begins with her birth in 1919 on the banks of Coppermine Creek in Western Queensland. She tells of her journey to Palm Island where she grew up 'under the act' which dominated the lives of Aboriginal people in Queensland.

The book includes descriptions of Kennedy's hard working life on the cattle stations throughout the north and the people she encountered there. She wrote her story so that white people would come to know and understand the plight of her people by reading of her own life as a 'half-caste'.' Source: Publisher's blurb

Notes

  • Dedication: Dedicated to my mother, my children and grandchildren, and my people.
  • Epigraph: Hearts can break, Hearts can cry, And we know the reason why.

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Firing on in the Mind Jackie Huggins , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 13 no. 2 1987; Sister Girl : The Writings of Aboriginal Activist and Historian Jackie Huggins 1998; (p. 1-24)
'This article examines the life experiences of Aboriginal women domestics during the inter-war years of the the 1920s and 1930s. [...] Interviews were conducted in Brisbane in June and July 1987 with the late June Bond, Rita Huggins, Margaret Pickering and Agnes Williams of Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement, Daphne Lavelle from Hervey Bay and Annie Hansen from Lake Nash.' (p. 3).
Firing on in the Mind Jackie Huggins , 1987 single work criticism
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 13 no. 2 1987; Sister Girl : The Writings of Aboriginal Activist and Historian Jackie Huggins 1998; (p. 1-24)
'This article examines the life experiences of Aboriginal women domestics during the inter-war years of the the 1920s and 1930s. [...] Interviews were conducted in Brisbane in June and July 1987 with the late June Bond, Rita Huggins, Margaret Pickering and Agnes Williams of Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement, Daphne Lavelle from Hervey Bay and Annie Hansen from Lake Nash.' (p. 3).
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