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y separately published work icon Under the Wintamarra Tree single work   life story   autobiography  
Composed: Part of the trilogy: Caprice and Rabbit Proof Fence.
Issue Details: First known date: 2002... 2002 Under the Wintamarra Tree
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'Doris Pilkington Garimara was born on traditional birthing ground under a wintamarra tree. This is her life story which follows on from her mother, Molly Craig's story in ~Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence. Doris begins with the basic migration of her Mardu ancestors from the Western Australian desert to the cattle stations and settlements on its fringes.

Generations later, living in a workers' camp with her family on Balfour Downs Station, three-year old Doris' life is forever changed when she is removed by authorities to Moore River Native Settlement. This institution, for children judged to be identifiably of mixed race, was the place Molly had so famously escaped from a decade before.

The life of an institutional orphan, as seen through the eyes of a child, is movingly revealed... Leaving behind the regimentation of assigned routines and endless regulations, Doris goes to Perth to train as a nurse's aide but the racist culture of an institutional upbringing leaves an indelible mistrust of her own people. This is the obstacle she has to overcome when as a wife and mother she makes the courageous but difficult choice to find her mother and father, and to begin the journey to reclaim her Mardu heritage.' Source: Publisher's blurb

Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of my daughter Geraldine and my granddaughter Akira Jade
  • Other formats: Also braille.
  • Other formats: Also electronic source

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Alternative title: Turu Patara
Alternative title: Under the Wintamarra Tree. Sinhalese
Language: Sinhalese
Notes:

Translation of: Under the Wintamarra tree /​ Doris Pilkington (Nugi Garimara).

Text in Sinhalese.

Works about this Work

A Path of Words : The Reception of Autobiographical Australian Aboriginal Writing in Italy Francesca Di Blasio , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Indigenous Biography and Autobiography 2008; (p. 29-39)
The Stolen Generations : Rites of Passage : Doris Pilkington interviewed by Anne Brewster Doris Pilkington Garimara , Anne Brewster (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 42 no. 1 2007; (p. 143-159)
Untitled Faye Shortal , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 17 no. 3 2003; (p. 49-50)

— Review of Under the Wintamarra Tree Doris Pilkington Garimara , 2002 single work life story autobiography
Coming to Terms Elizabeth Perkins , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , Third Quarter vol. 22 no. 3 2003; (p. 63-64)

— Review of Under the Wintamarra Tree Doris Pilkington Garimara , 2002 single work life story autobiography
Untitled Gillian Dooley , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , May no. 15 2003;

— Review of Under the Wintamarra Tree Doris Pilkington Garimara , 2002 single work life story autobiography
Life Matters Anne Susskind , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 4 February vol. 121 no. [6358] 2003; (p. 75)

— Review of Under the Wintamarra Tree Doris Pilkington Garimara , 2002 single work life story autobiography
Untitled Gillian Dooley , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: JAS Review of Books , May no. 15 2003;

— Review of Under the Wintamarra Tree Doris Pilkington Garimara , 2002 single work life story autobiography
Coming to Terms Elizabeth Perkins , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Social Alternatives , Third Quarter vol. 22 no. 3 2003; (p. 63-64)

— Review of Under the Wintamarra Tree Doris Pilkington Garimara , 2002 single work life story autobiography
Untitled Faye Shortal , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Fiction Focus : New Titles for Teenagers , vol. 17 no. 3 2003; (p. 49-50)

— Review of Under the Wintamarra Tree Doris Pilkington Garimara , 2002 single work life story autobiography
The Stolen Generations : Rites of Passage : Doris Pilkington interviewed by Anne Brewster Doris Pilkington Garimara , Anne Brewster (interviewer), 2007 single work interview
— Appears in: The Journal of Commonwealth Literature , vol. 42 no. 1 2007; (p. 143-159)
A Path of Words : The Reception of Autobiographical Australian Aboriginal Writing in Italy Francesca Di Blasio , 2008 single work criticism
— Appears in: Indigenous Biography and Autobiography 2008; (p. 29-39)
Story Continues 2002 single work column
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 20 - 26 November 2002; (p. 3)
All Tracks Lead to Jigalong Tony Stephens , 2002 single work biography
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 7-8 December 2002; (p. 6-7)
Last amended 25 Jan 2018 11:50:21
Subjects:
  • Moore River, Guilderton - Gingin area, Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Moore River Native Settlement (1918-1951), Western Australia,
  • Pukayiyirna (Balfour Downs Station), Pilbara area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
Settings:
  • Western Australia,
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