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Pat Lowe Pat Lowe i(A2003 works by) (a.k.a. Patricia A. Lowe)
Born: Established: 1941
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
Arrived in Australia: 1972
Heritage: English
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BiographyHistory

Pat Lowe taught in France and East Africa before studying psychology at Liverpool University. She migrated to Australia in 1972, gained a Master's degree from the University of Western Australia, worked as a clinical psychologist at the Fremantle Prison in late 1970s and moved to the Kimberley region in 1979.

In 1986 Lowe joined the late Jimmy Pike (q.v.), an Aboriginal artist, at his camp in the Great Sandy Desert and during the next three years, they hunted and explored much of the country Pike knew as a boy. Lowe and Pike later lived in Broome where they collaborated on several books. It was through Pike that Lowe met his nieces, Ngarta and Jukuna, about whom she has written in Two Sisters: Ngarta and Jukuna (2004).

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert 2015 single work autobiography children's

'The Girl from the Great Sandy Desert is the remarkable account of the life of Mana, a young Walmajarri girl and her family in the desert country of north-west Australia. A collection of accessible stories that elucidate the rich cultural lives of pre-contact Aboriginal Australians.' (Source: Magabala Books website)

2016 Children's Book Council Book of the Year Awards Notable Book
2015 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Best Book for Language Development – Indigenous Children
Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna 2004 selected work autobiography biography 'For the first 150 years of European settlement in Australia the Walmajarri people of the Great Sandy Desert remained untouched by Western influence. The First World War came and went, and left no impression in the sandhills. The Second World War had faint reverberations, but no one in the desert had heard of Hitler or Churchill, nor even the Australian prime minister John Curtin. The Vietnam War, about which they had heard nothing, was still in progress when two sisters, Jukuna and Ngarta, finally emerged from the Great Sandy Desert. It would be later still before they first heard the word Australia and learned that they were not only Walmajarri, but also Australians. This is their extroadinary story.' (Source: Back cover, 2004 edition)
2004 shortlisted Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Non-Fiction
Out of the Desert : Stories from the Walmajarri Exodus 2002 anthology autobiography short story Indigenous story

This work reveals the stories behind the historic exodus of the Walmajarri people from the Great Sandy Desert of Western Australia. Seventeen Walmajarri storytellers give insights into their lives which straddled both the traditional and modern worlds.

2002 joint winner Western Australian Premier's Book Awards Non-Fiction
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