Issue Details: First known date: 2001... 2001 Full Circle : From Mission to Community : A Family Story
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'Full Circle is the remarkable and moving story of three generations of Edie Wright's family. In the early 1900s, at the age of four, Alfred Brow was taken from his mother in northern Queensland and placed in Mapoon Mission. Eventually, as a young married man employed by the mission he was sent to the far north-west Kimberley. Following the death of his wife, Ina, Alf showed resourcefulness and steely determination in keeping his family together despite great difficulties and unsympathetic government policies...' (Source: inside front cover)

Notes

  • Dedication:

    To the memory of

    my brothers,

    Gregory and Dickie,

    maternal grandparents,

    Alfred and Ina Brown,

    and paternal grandparents,

    Amy (Goodji) and

    Richard (Ginger) D'Antoine.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Fremantle, Fremantle area, South West Perth, Perth, Western Australia,: Fremantle Press , 2001 .
      Extent: 320p.
      Description: illus., maps, ports.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography.
      ISBN: 1863683291

Works about this Work

Indigenous Life Stories Jennifer Jones , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 1 no. 2 2004; (p. 209-218)
[Review Essay] Full Circle : From Mission to Community : A Family Story Thom Blake , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2003; (p. 114-115)

— Review of Full Circle : From Mission to Community : A Family Story Edie Wright 2001 single work autobiography

'This is a story about individuals and families that, at face value, appear to be rather ordinary—labourers, domestics, mothers, grandmothers, skippers, school children, fishermen and mechanics. But this story is anything but ordinary and their life experiences were anything but mundane: growing up without parents on a mission in far north Queensland, living on Kunmunya Mission in the Kimberley, skippering a boat along the Western Australia coast, living in Broome during the Japanese air raids, raising eleven children and fostering others, being exempted from the Act, contracting leprosy and spending time in a leprosarium. The family fished on the Fitzroy River to earn extra income, attempted to establish a community on traditional land, and were reunited with family on the other side of the continent after more than 70 years of separation.' (Introduction)

[Untitled] Jo Lampert , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , June no. 6 2002;

— Review of Full Circle : From Mission to Community : A Family Story Edie Wright 2001 single work autobiography
Full Circle by Edie Wright Margaret Dunkle , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 10 no. 2 2002; (p. 16)
Family mission spans century Tom Austen , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 8 June 2002; (p. 16)

— Review of Full Circle : From Mission to Community : A Family Story Edie Wright 2001 single work autobiography
[Untitled] Jo Lampert , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , June no. 6 2002;

— Review of Full Circle : From Mission to Community : A Family Story Edie Wright 2001 single work autobiography
[Review Essay] Full Circle : From Mission to Community : A Family Story Thom Blake , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2003; (p. 114-115)

— Review of Full Circle : From Mission to Community : A Family Story Edie Wright 2001 single work autobiography

'This is a story about individuals and families that, at face value, appear to be rather ordinary—labourers, domestics, mothers, grandmothers, skippers, school children, fishermen and mechanics. But this story is anything but ordinary and their life experiences were anything but mundane: growing up without parents on a mission in far north Queensland, living on Kunmunya Mission in the Kimberley, skippering a boat along the Western Australia coast, living in Broome during the Japanese air raids, raising eleven children and fostering others, being exempted from the Act, contracting leprosy and spending time in a leprosarium. The family fished on the Fitzroy River to earn extra income, attempted to establish a community on traditional land, and were reunited with family on the other side of the continent after more than 70 years of separation.' (Introduction)

CoverNotes Mike Shuttleworth , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Sunday Age , 27 January 2002; (p. 11)

— Review of Full Circle : From Mission to Community : A Family Story Edie Wright 2001 single work autobiography
Traversing the Personal Bruce Sims , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , March no. 239 2002; (p. 33-34)

— Review of Finding Ullagundahi Island Fabienne Bayet 2001 single work novel ; Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence Doris Pilkington Garimara 1996 single work biography ; Full Circle : From Mission to Community : A Family Story Edie Wright 2001 single work autobiography
Aboriginal Life in Kimberleys Robert Willson , 2002 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 16 March 2002; (p. 22)

— Review of Full Circle : From Mission to Community : A Family Story Edie Wright 2001 single work autobiography
Indigenous Life Stories Jennifer Jones , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 1 no. 2 2004; (p. 209-218)
Full Circle by Edie Wright Margaret Dunkle , 2002 single work criticism
— Appears in: Viewpoint : On Books for Young Adults , Winter vol. 10 no. 2 2002; (p. 16)
Last amended 29 Aug 2016 13:41:38
Subjects:
  • Mapoon Aboriginal Mission (1891- 1959), Far North Queensland, Queensland,
  • Kunmunya Mission (1912-1951), Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
Settings:
  • Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
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