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Issue Details: First known date: 2003... 2003 Paddy's Road : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson
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'In Paddy's Road, Kevin Keeffe brings us stories of Dodson's life woven from interviews, government archives and family stories. The source material and Keeffe's social and political analysis...describes the life and the political, cultural and spiritual beliefs of Australia's first Aboriginal Catholic priest, land rights activist, Royal Commissioner and founder of Australia's reconciliation movement. Paddy's Road shares the story of Patrick Dodson's life and...family history...Dodson's grandparents were denied their inheritance, his mother forcibly relocated, his father imprisoned and his siblings detained. His family was forced to flee from the laws and systems set up to control their lives, to the Northern Territory, only to meet tragedy and loss. Along the way, Patrick and his family have maintained relationships with non-Aboriginal Australians of goodwill and compassion who have shared their journey, affirming what they had in common, rather than what set them apart. This background shaped an outstanding life and a commitment to reconciliation. Paddy's Road is the history of one family, the biography of one man and a powerful story of an Australian life.' Source: Publisher's blurb

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[Review Essay] Paddy's Road : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson Eileen Willis , 2005 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 1 2005; (p. 113-114)

— Review of Paddy's Road : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson Kevin James Keeffe , 2003 single work life story

'In 1971, when I was teaching at St Mary’s School in Broome, the principal decided to set up after-school clubs for the children—all part of a process of keeping them out of mischief. As part of that venture, I established a club called Aboriginal Heroes. From memory, only a few children joined since most of the other clubs focused on sport and art. We met once a week and set out to make contact with these Indigenous leaders through writing to them and following their exploits in the press. I had just heard of Patrick Dodson. He was at the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart seminary at the time so the children had to take my word that he was indeed a hero, given that my criteria were based simply on the fact that he intended to be Australian’s first Indigenous priest. My criteria may have been narrow in conception, but my prediction that he would make a significant contribution to Indigenous affairs was not. This contribution is set out in Kevin Keeffe’s' Paddy’s road, published by Aboriginal Studies Press.' (Introduction)

Untitled Peter Read , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Life Writing , vol. 1 no. 1 2004; (p. 171-176)

— Review of Paddy's Road : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson Kevin James Keeffe , 2003 single work life story
Discreet Insights Ceridwen Spark , 2004 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February no. 258 2004; (p. 10)

— Review of Paddy's Road : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson Kevin James Keeffe , 2003 single work life story
A Sweet Moment 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 November no. 312 2003; (p. 21)
Revelling in Duality Robert Murray , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 October 2003; (p. 13)

— Review of Paddy's Road : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson Kevin James Keeffe , 2003 single work life story
History Viewed Through Life's Story Michael McGirr , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 September 2003; (p. 5a)

— Review of Paddy's Road : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson Kevin James Keeffe , 2003 single work life story
Raw History in the Forgotten Miles Michael Gordon , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 20 September 2003; (p. 4)

— Review of Paddy's Road : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson Kevin James Keeffe , 2003 single work life story
Long Road to Reconciliation Graham Seal , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 4 October 2003; (p. 14)

— Review of Paddy's Road : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson Kevin James Keeffe , 2003 single work life story
In Short : Non-Fiction Bruce Elder , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 4-5 October 2003; (p. 19)

— Review of Paddy's Road : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson Kevin James Keeffe , 2003 single work life story
Revelling in Duality Robert Murray , 2003 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 18-19 October 2003; (p. 13)

— Review of Paddy's Road : Life Stories of Patrick Dodson Kevin James Keeffe , 2003 single work life story
Paddy's Songline Stuart Rintoul , 2003 single work biography
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian Magazine , 16-17 August 2003; (p. 20-25)
Row Over Leadership Having Drastic Effect, Says Dodson David Rood , 2003 single work column
— Appears in: The Age , 30 August 2003; (p. 10)
Reconciliation 'Needs' Pat Dodson 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 10 September no. 309 2003; (p. 6)
A Sweet Moment 2003 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 5 November no. 312 2003; (p. 21)
Last amended 2 Dec 2015 13:47:58
Subjects:
  • Northern Territory,
  • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Roebuck Bay, Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • 1857-2003
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