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Issue Details: First known date: 1968... 1968 Australia
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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Language: Italian
Language: English
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Australia's Italian Poets R. H. Morrison (translator), Adelaide : Andor , 1976 Z361052 1976 anthology poetry Adelaide : Andor , 1976 pg. 30
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Italian Girl Rebecca Huntley , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2012 Z1852521 2012 single work autobiography

    'A true story of love, loss and mothers and daughters across generations In 2001 Rebecca Huntley's maternal grandmother - her Italian nonna - died.

    This sparked a decade-long search for the "truth" about her grandmother's life, and the lives of the men and women in her family from Innisfail, Northern Queensland, during the hard times of World War II. The nonna Rebecca knew was a kind-hearted and quiet individual. Short and slight, she was a wonderful cook who embroidered every day of her life. Rebecca loved her dearly but saw her as a conservative, pliant and generally uninteresting Italian woman. After her death, however, incredible stories of her nonna as a young woman surfaced and Rebecca realised that she didn't know her at all. Learning more about nonna stirred up old ghosts in Rebecca's relationship with her mother and challenged Rebecca's own sense of self as she, pregnant with her first child, had to wonder what it really means to be a mother. With evocative stories and tender honesty, Rebecca takes us on this significant search.' Source: (Sighted 03/04/2012).

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2012

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