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'The first step on Ruth's journey is towards freedom. After twenty-two years under government control as an inmate of Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission, she marries and enters an inviting yet uncertain world in the nearby settlement with her husband Joe. The settlement — with its origins as a camp for displaced Aboriginal families, its system of food rations and shortage of housing and jobs — is a difficult start for the young couple. Humour, a supportive circle of family and friends and Ruth's own resourcefulness prevail, and eventually the Hegartys achieve the basics of a house for their growing family.

The invasive powers of the Native Affairs Department continue to affect their lives even when, years later, they move to the city. Ruth's determination and irrepressible sense of fairness ... characterise a life vigorously committed to social justice and community causes.' (Source: Publisher's blurb)

Notes

  • Dedication: I dedicate this book to Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement.
  • Sequel to Is That You Ruthie?

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

[Review Essay] Bittersweet Journey Shannon Faulkhead , 2006 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , March vol. 1 no. 1 2006;

— Review of Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty , 2003 single work autobiography
[Review Essay] Bittersweet Journey Shannon Faulkhead , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Studies , Winter vol. 19 no. 2 2004; (p. 232)

— Review of Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty , 2003 single work autobiography
Indigenous Life Stories Jennifer Jones , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 1 no. 2 2004; (p. 209-218)
The Need to Belong : Non-Fiction Publishing in Australia, 2003-2004 Richard Rossiter , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 96-114)

— Review of Island and Otherland : Christopher Koch and His Books Noel Henricksen , 2003 single work criticism ; The Diaries of Donald Friend. Volume 2 Donald Friend , 2003 selected work diary ; The Diaries of Miles Franklin Miles Franklin , 2004 selected work diary ; Can I Call You Colin? : The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele Stephany Steggall , 2004 single work biography ; The Sparrow Garden Peter Skrzynecki , Marianna Lacek (translator), 2004 single work autobiography ; Minerva's Owl Excerpts from Exile Niqi Thomas , 2003 single work biography ; Inside Out : An Autobiography Robert Adamson , 2004 single work autobiography ; Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty , 2003 single work autobiography ; Bud : A Life Charles Tingwell , Peter Wilmoth , 2004 single work autobiography ; Dhuuluu-Yala : To Talk Straight : Publishing Indigenous Literature Anita Heiss , 2003 multi chapter work criticism ; Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent , Jukuna Mona Chuguna , Pat Lowe , Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography ; Very Big Journey : My Life as I Remember It Hilda Jarman Muir , 2004 single work autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane , 2003 single work biography ; Mongrel Signatures : Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo 2003 anthology criticism ; The Station at Austin Downs : One Family's Adventure on the Land Jo Jackson King , 2004 single work autobiography ; Down to the Sea : A True Saga of an Australian Fishing Dynasty John Little , 2004 single work biography ; Tanami : On Foot Across Australia's Desert Heart Kieran Kelly , 2003 single work autobiography ; Great Australian Droving Stories Bill Marsh , 2003 selected work short story ; Great Australian Drinking Stories 2003 anthology short story prose ; James Stirling : Admiral and Founding Governor of Western Australia Pamela Statham-Drew , 2003 single work biography ; About Face : Asian Accounts of Australia Alison Broinowski , 2003 single work criticism ; Chinese Women and the Global Village : An Australian Site Jan Ryan , 2003 single work prose ; Semar's Cave : An Indonesian Journal John Mateer , 2004 single work prose ; Life and Death in the Age of Sail : The Passage to Australia Robin Haines , 2003 single work non-fiction ; The Girl from Botany Bay : The True Story of Mary Broad and Her Extraordinary Escape Carolly Erickson , 2004 single work biography ; Legacies of White Australia : Race, Culture and Nation 2003 anthology essay ; The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003 anthology essay autobiography interview prose review obituary ; Death Sentence : The Decay of Public Language Don Watson , 2003 single work prose ; Great Australian Fishing Stories Paul Benjamin Kidd , 2003 selected work short story
Paperbacks Ian McFarlane , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 25 January 2004; (p. 19)

— Review of Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty , 2003 single work autobiography
Memoir Lorien Kaye , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 8 November 2003; (p. 6)

— Review of Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty , 2003 single work autobiography
Bitter-Sweet... Elizabeth Burrows , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 19 November no. 314 2003; (p. 37)

— Review of Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty , 2003 single work autobiography
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 6-7 December 2003; (p. 17)

— Review of Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty , 2003 single work autobiography ; My Island Home : A Torres Strait Memoir John Singe , 2003 single work autobiography
Paperbacks Ian McFarlane , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Canberra Sunday Times , 25 January 2004; (p. 19)

— Review of Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty , 2003 single work autobiography
The Need to Belong : Non-Fiction Publishing in Australia, 2003-2004 Richard Rossiter , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Westerly , November vol. 49 no. 2004; (p. 96-114)

— Review of Island and Otherland : Christopher Koch and His Books Noel Henricksen , 2003 single work criticism ; The Diaries of Donald Friend. Volume 2 Donald Friend , 2003 selected work diary ; The Diaries of Miles Franklin Miles Franklin , 2004 selected work diary ; Can I Call You Colin? : The Authorised Biography of Colin Thiele Stephany Steggall , 2004 single work biography ; The Sparrow Garden Peter Skrzynecki , Marianna Lacek (translator), 2004 single work autobiography ; Minerva's Owl Excerpts from Exile Niqi Thomas , 2003 single work biography ; Inside Out : An Autobiography Robert Adamson , 2004 single work autobiography ; Bittersweet Journey Ruth Hegarty , 2003 single work autobiography ; Bud : A Life Charles Tingwell , Peter Wilmoth , 2004 single work autobiography ; Dhuuluu-Yala : To Talk Straight : Publishing Indigenous Literature Anita Heiss , 2003 multi chapter work criticism ; Two Sisters : Ngarta and Jukuna Ngarta Jinny Bent , Jukuna Mona Chuguna , Pat Lowe , Eirlys Richards (translator), 2004 selected work autobiography biography ; Very Big Journey : My Life as I Remember It Hilda Jarman Muir , 2004 single work autobiography ; Shadow Lines Stephen Kinnane , 2003 single work biography ; Mongrel Signatures : Reflections on the Work of Mudrooroo 2003 anthology criticism ; The Station at Austin Downs : One Family's Adventure on the Land Jo Jackson King , 2004 single work autobiography ; Down to the Sea : A True Saga of an Australian Fishing Dynasty John Little , 2004 single work biography ; Tanami : On Foot Across Australia's Desert Heart Kieran Kelly , 2003 single work autobiography ; Great Australian Droving Stories Bill Marsh , 2003 selected work short story ; Great Australian Drinking Stories 2003 anthology short story prose ; James Stirling : Admiral and Founding Governor of Western Australia Pamela Statham-Drew , 2003 single work biography ; About Face : Asian Accounts of Australia Alison Broinowski , 2003 single work criticism ; Chinese Women and the Global Village : An Australian Site Jan Ryan , 2003 single work prose ; Semar's Cave : An Indonesian Journal John Mateer , 2004 single work prose ; Life and Death in the Age of Sail : The Passage to Australia Robin Haines , 2003 single work non-fiction ; The Girl from Botany Bay : The True Story of Mary Broad and Her Extraordinary Escape Carolly Erickson , 2004 single work biography ; Legacies of White Australia : Race, Culture and Nation 2003 anthology essay ; The Best Australian Essays 2003 2003 anthology essay autobiography interview prose review obituary ; Death Sentence : The Decay of Public Language Don Watson , 2003 single work prose ; Great Australian Fishing Stories Paul Benjamin Kidd , 2003 selected work short story
Indigenous Life Stories Jennifer Jones , 2004 single work criticism
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 1 no. 2 2004; (p. 209-218)
Last amended 29 Aug 2016 13:21:16
Subjects:
  • Cherbourg, Murgon - Wondai area, Kingaroy - Murgon - Kilkivan - Woolooga area, Central West Queensland, Queensland,
  • Cherbourg Aboriginal Settlement, Cherbourg, Murgon - Wondai area, Kingaroy - Murgon - Kilkivan - Woolooga area, Central West Queensland, Queensland,
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