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Issue Details: First known date: 1978... 1978 Introduction
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The introduction describes Monica Clare's life experiences of growing up as an adoptee as well as the events that took place later in her life during her first marriage. As an Aboriginal activist she was particulary interested in assimilatory practices both personally and politically. Clare also faced problems of identity problems that led her to committing herself to tireless work in the quest for political and social equality. Her honesty and strong principles enabled her to become a well respected and loved member of both the black and white community.Clare died suddenly on National Aborigines Day, 13th July, 1973.

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    y separately published work icon Karobran : The Story of an Aboriginal Girl Monica Clare , Sydney : Alternative Publishing Co-operative , 1978 Z503312 1978 single work novel

    An insight into the treatment and interactions of black, Aboriginal and other women with white society. The narrator highlights her and her fathers life as an Aboriginal sheep shearer. It also highlights the hardships they faced as a single parent family and Claire's experience of being taken away as an Aboriginal child by the policies of the day. The novel also describes her involvement in politics and working towards a better life for all Aboriginal people. (Published posthumously)

    Sydney : Alternative Publishing Co-operative , 1978
    pg. xi-xiii
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