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Issue Details: First known date: 2018... 2018 Living between Two Knowledge Systems
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'I grew up an Aboriginal Australian from the north coast of northern New South Wales - we refer to ourselves as Kooris. My grandmother Kathleen Kelly, a Gumbaynggirr woman, was born and raised on a tiny Aboriginal mission outside of Nambucca Heads called Bowraville, locally known as 'Bowra', deriving from the Gumbaynggirr place name Bawrrung. My grandparents Iris Kelly and Earl Skinner were born and grew up in the regions adjacent to the Clarence River in Bundjalung and Gumbaynggirr country. Like my family before me, I grew up on the far north coast of New South Wales, and call the regions of the north and south of the Clarence River - the Bundajalung and  Gumbaynggirr nations - home. It is the place where my ancestors walked before me, where my relatives reside today, and where I visit frequently to walk on country to reaffirm my identity and learn to be a Bundjalung and Gumbaynggirr man, a Koori, an Aboriginal.' (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. 191-196
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