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y Back on the Block : Bill Simon's Story single work   autobiography  
Note: Written by Bill Simon with Des Montgomerie and Jo Tuscano.
Issue Details: First known date: 2009 2009
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'Stolen, beaten, deprived of his liberty and used as child labour, Bill Simon was locked up in the notorious Kinchela Boys Home for 8 years where he was told his mother didn't want him, and that he was 'the scum of the earth'. His experiences there would shape his life forever...

Bill Simon got angry, something which poisoned his life for the next 2 decades. A life of self-abuse and crime which finally saw him imprisoned.. From The Block in Sydney's Redfern, one of the most contentious and misunderstood places in Australia, Bill Simon tells the truth about life in one of Australia's most terrible juvenile institutions, where thousands of boys were warehoused and abused.' Source: Publisher's blurb

Notes

  • Dedication: For all members of the Stolen Generations who have passed away.
  • Other formats: ebook

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,: Aboriginal Studies Press , 2009 .
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      Extent: vi-xiv,169p.p.
      Description: illus.
      Note/s:
      • Includes foreword by Professor Larissa Behrendt, Professor of Law and Director of Research, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology, Sydney; and From the storyteller, Bill Simon and index p.162-169.
      • Publication date: May 2009.
      ISBN: 9780855757182 (eBook), 9780855756772 (pbk)

Works about this Work

From Pain to Peace : Stolen Generations Victim Tells His Story of Healing Mahala Strohfeldt , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 17 June no. 453 2009; (p. 60)
Writing Back on the Block Joanne Tuscano , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , October/November no. 187 2009; (p. 4-5)
Finding a Place 2009-2010 single work column
— Appears in: Indigenous Newslines , December - February 2009-2010; (p. 11)
Surviving Institutional Abuse Andrena Jamieson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 5 June vol. 19 no. 10 2009;

— Review of Back on the Block : Bill Simon's Story Bill Simon Des Montgomerie Joanne Tuscano 2009 single work autobiography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 July 2009; (p. 35)

— Review of The Night My Bum Dropped Gretel Killeen 2009 single work autobiography ; Back on the Block : Bill Simon's Story Bill Simon Des Montgomerie Joanne Tuscano 2009 single work autobiography
Surviving Institutional Abuse Andrena Jamieson , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 5 June vol. 19 no. 10 2009;

— Review of Back on the Block : Bill Simon's Story Bill Simon Des Montgomerie Joanne Tuscano 2009 single work autobiography
In Short : Nonfiction Bruce Elder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 25-26 July 2009; (p. 35)

— Review of The Night My Bum Dropped Gretel Killeen 2009 single work autobiography ; Back on the Block : Bill Simon's Story Bill Simon Des Montgomerie Joanne Tuscano 2009 single work autobiography
From Pain to Peace : Stolen Generations Victim Tells His Story of Healing Mahala Strohfeldt , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 17 June no. 453 2009; (p. 60)
Writing Back on the Block Joanne Tuscano , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: Newswrite : The NSW Writers' Centre Magazine , October/November no. 187 2009; (p. 4-5)
Finding a Place 2009-2010 single work column
— Appears in: Indigenous Newslines , December - February 2009-2010; (p. 11)
Last amended 26 May 2014 17:50:46
Settings:
  • Waratah, Waratah - Shortland area, Newcastle, Newcastle - Hunter Valley area, New South Wales,
  • Redfern, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,
  • New South Wales,
  • ca. 1950-2008
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