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Colebrook Home single work   poetry   "Now I can't feel what you feel"
Issue Details: First known date: 2000... 2000 Colebrook Home
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    y separately published work icon Kick the Tin Doris Kartinyeri , North Melbourne : Spinifex Press , 2000 Z668697 2000 single work autobiography poetry

    'When Doris Kartinyeri was a month old, her mother died. The family gathered to mourn their loss and welcome the new baby home. But Doris never arrived to live with her family - she was stolen from the hospital and placed in Colebrook Home, where she stayed for the next fourteen years.

    The legacy of being a member of the Stolen Generations continued for Doris as she was placed in white homes as a virtual slave, struggled through relationships and suffered with anxiety and mental illness.

    Kick the tin was a game Doris Kartinyeri played in the Colebrook Home. This is a life that has been kicked around. It is the compelling and sometimes witty memoir of a courageous journey, a journey into the soul of an individual to find meaning and substance after the loss of everything the rest of us take for granted.' Source: Publisher's blub.

    North Melbourne : Spinifex Press , 2000
    pg. 138-139
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