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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 December 21
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'That day, 21 December 1967, didn't start out as anything out of the ordinary, but then I was only seven years old; how would I recognise extraordinary anyway? No, it started out like every other day I had ever spent at Joyce Wilding OPAL (One People of Australia League) Home in South Brisbane, with me and my younger sisters, Coralie and Lillian, waking to the smell of hot Vita Brits from the nearby factory. Although my memories from OPAL Home aren't good ones, I still love that smell!'' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia Anita Heiss (editor), Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2018 12263094 2018 anthology life story autobiography Indigenous story

    'What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, attempts to showcase as many diverse voices, experiences and stories as possible in order to answer that question. Each account reveals, to some degree, the impacts of invasion and colonisation – on language, on country, on ways of life, and on how people are treated daily in the community, the education system, the workplace and friendship groups.

    'Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside newly discovered voices of all ages, with experiences spanning coastal and desert regions, cities and remote communities. All of them speak to the heart – sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect.

    'This groundbreaking anthology aims to enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.' (Publication Summary)

    Collingwood : Black Inc. , 2018
    pg. 132-135
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