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Issue Details: First known date: 1991... 1991 Writing My Mother's Life
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  • Author's note [from Sister Girl]: Probably good therapy after one writes a book is to reflect on why one wrote it! It can show the absolute importance for a writer to have written what she considers to be 'the right message'. Taking time to reflect on why it was essential to write a book about my mother helped me understand the enormity of her compassion and love toward her fellow human beings. While I knew she was a product of her time, as am I, the challenges to encapsulate the generational and social mores and political ideologies without tampering any further with our mother/daughter relationship is set out in this essay written in 1991 (p. 37).

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    y separately published work icon Hecate Hecate : An Interdisciplinary Journal of Women's Liberation vol. 17 no. 1 1991 Z939993 1991 periodical issue

    Special issue containing papers from the "Women/Australia/Theory Conference", 14-16 July 1990, sponsored by the Australian Studies Centre and the English Department, University of Queensland

    pg. 88-94
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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. 37-48
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