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Veronica Brodie Veronica Brodie i(A68688 works by) (birth name: Veronica Wilson)
Born: Established: 15 Jan 1941 Raukkan / Narrung, Meningie - Coorong area, South East South Australia, South Australia, ; Died: Ceased: 3 May 2007 Adelaide, South Australia,
Gender: Female
Heritage: Aboriginal Ngarrindjeri ; Aboriginal Kaurna ; Aboriginal
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Of Kaurna and Ngarrindjeri heritage, Veronica Brodie grew up on the Aboriginal Mission at Raukkan (formerly Point McLeay). Her autobiography, My Side of the Bridge, tells of her childhood at Raukkan, her life at the UAM home, Tendarra, where she was sent by the Aborigines Protection Board to live while she upgraded her education, her marriage to Jim Brodie which labelled her a 'white' woman, her battle with alcoholism and her subsequent work helping others through the Aboriginal Sobriety Group.

It also tells how, in 1988, she visited India, an experience which profoundly affected her; and it tells of her involvement during the 1990s in the painful struggle to prevent the building of a bridge from Goolwa to Hindmarsh Island with its serious cultural implications for Ngarrindjeri women.

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