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Issue Details: First known date: 1992... 1992 But You Couldn't Possibly ...!
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  • Author's note [from Sister Girl]: When I was young I had dreams of being something that was potentially of goodness and of course helpful to my people. The ballerina and newspaper boy didn't turn out so I had to dream other things. One most important factor was to gain an education in order to get what I wanted. However, the straight-through road is not possible for most Aboriginal children. Teachers in my time had low expectations of how much Indigenous children could achieve through the western education system. I was a victim of this. What gave me more determination was the people who said we couldn't do it or you couldn't possibly... (This was written in 1992) (p. 49).

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    y separately published work icon Breaking Through : Women, Work and Careers Jocelynne A. Scutt (editor), North Melbourne : Artemis Publishing , 1992 Z938307 1992 anthology autobiography North Melbourne : Artemis Publishing , 1992 pg. 124-130
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    y separately published work icon Sister Girl : The Writings of Aboriginal Activist and Historian Jackie Huggins Jackie Huggins , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z215395 1998 selected work prose interview essay biography (taught in 4 units) The articles in this collection 'represent a decade of writing by Aboriginal historian and activist Jackie Huggins. These essays and interviews combine both the public and the personal in a bold trajectory tracing one Murri woman's journey towards self-discovery and human understanding...Sister Girl examines many topics, including community action, political commitment, the tradition and value of oral history, and government intervention in Aboriginal lives. It challenges accepted notions of the appropriateness of mainstream feminism in Aboriginal society and of white historians writing Indigenous history. Closer to home, there are accounts of personal achievement and family experience as she revisits the writing of Auntie Rita with her mother Rita Huggins - the inspiration for her lifework.' (Source: Back cover, 1998 UQP edition) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 pg. 49-57
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