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Glenys Ward Glenys Ward i(A23966 works by) (a.k.a. Glenyse Spratt)
Born: Established: 1949 Perth, Western Australia, ;
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal ; Aboriginal Noongar / Nyoongar / Nyoongah / Nyungar / Nyungah/Noonygar
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BiographyHistory

Glenyse Ward was removed from her parents at the age of one by the Native Welfare Department and sent to St. John of Gods orphanage in Rivervale where she stayed a short time. She was later sent 80 miles south with two Catholic priests Father Leuman and Brother Lennard to St. Francis Xavier Native Mission in Wandering. Ward stayed there and like others was unable to attend school in Perth due to her poor grades.

After her schooling she was made to work at the mission doing domestic chores and at the age of 15 she was sent to work for an upper class white family. A year later, Ward left and went to Busselton where she was employed as a domestic in the Busselton Hospital kitchen.

Most Referenced Works

Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Unna You Fullas Broome : Magabala Books , 1991 Z367660 1991 single work autobiography (taught in 1 units) About Aboriginal children looking out for each other as they struggle to conform to the Good Christian Way. It captures their laughter, their tears, their wisdom, and the pranks that helped them survive this ironic clash of culture, religion and personality. (Source: Libraries Australia record).
1997 special commendation National Library of Australia National Audio Book-of-the-Year Award
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