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Notes

  • Epigraph: Nyungar stories are like the ocean waves washing up on the beaches.
    Every wave changes the coastline and washes up something new. - Trevor Walley (Great great-grandson of one of the many Nyungar people who knew Spanish missionary, Rosendo Salvado.)
  • Epigraph: If these events were not factual, nobody would believe them,
    but believe them or not the truth is that they took place. - Rosendo Salvado, at the beginning of his memoirs.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Sydney, New South Wales,: Hachette Australia , 2007 .
      Extent: xi, 221p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliography and endnotes.
      • Preface by Author.
      ISBN: 9780734409201

Works about this Work

[Review Essay] The Grand Experiment : Two Boys, Two Cultures. Bob Reece , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Aboriginal Studies , no. 2 2008; (p. 112-114)

— Review of The Grand Experiment : Two Boys, Two Cultures Anouk Ride , 2007 single work biography

‘The Grand Experiment’ was the Spanish Benedictine monk Rosendo Salvado’s decision to take two Aboriginal boys, eleven-year-old Joannes Maria Dirimera and seven-year-old Francis Xavier Conaci, from Western Australia to Rome in January 1849. His intention was for them to train for the priesthood so that they could evangelise their own people. As an early attempt to ‘Aboriginalise’ an arm of the Catholic Church in Australia, it might be regarded as being a bold and far-sighted idea at the time. In reality, it was a complete disaster. Both boys contracted undiagnosed but fatal diseases, Conaci dying in Rome in October 1853 and Dirimera a few months after his return to Western Australia in August 1855. Three more boys who were subsequently despatched to Europe also died, as did all the young Aboriginal girls sent to the Mercy Convent in Perth. Another boy from New Norcia, Upumera, had died in early 1848 on the voyage to Europe with Salvado’s Catalan colleague, José Serra.'  (Introduction)

Untitled Matthew Clayfield , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 302 2008; (p. 63)

— Review of The Grand Experiment : Two Boys, Two Cultures Anouk Ride , 2007 single work biography
The Pointed Review Larissa Behrendt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 3 May vol. 6 no. 128 2007; (p. 42)

— Review of The Grand Experiment : Two Boys, Two Cultures Anouk Ride , 2007 single work biography ; Some Girls Do : My Life as a Teenager 2007 anthology autobiography
Lost Visions of Equality Rania Ghandour , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23 June 2007; (p. 9)
Books Non-Fiction Mary Philip , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 June 2007; (p. 24)

— Review of The Grand Experiment : Two Boys, Two Cultures Anouk Ride , 2007 single work biography
Exile for New Norcia's 'Stolen' Boys Robert Willson , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 2 June 2007; (p. 14)

— Review of The Grand Experiment : Two Boys, Two Cultures Anouk Ride , 2007 single work biography
Non-Fiction Anne Susskind , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Bulletin , 12 June vol. 125 no. 6573 2007; (p. 63)

— Review of The Grand Experiment : Two Boys, Two Cultures Anouk Ride , 2007 single work biography
Books Non-Fiction Mary Philip , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 June 2007; (p. 24)

— Review of The Grand Experiment : Two Boys, Two Cultures Anouk Ride , 2007 single work biography
The Pointed Review Larissa Behrendt , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 3 May vol. 6 no. 128 2007; (p. 42)

— Review of The Grand Experiment : Two Boys, Two Cultures Anouk Ride , 2007 single work biography ; Some Girls Do : My Life as a Teenager 2007 anthology autobiography
Untitled Matthew Clayfield , 2008 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , June no. 302 2008; (p. 63)

— Review of The Grand Experiment : Two Boys, Two Cultures Anouk Ride , 2007 single work biography
Removal under Vows Rosemary Neill , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 21-22 April 2007; (p. 10)
Lost Visions of Equality Rania Ghandour , 2007 single work column
— Appears in: The West Australian , 23 June 2007; (p. 9)
Last amended 18 Sep 2007 12:59:12
Subjects:
  • New Norcia, Victoria Plains area, Moora - Victoria Plains area, Southwest Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • c
    Spain,
    c
    Western Europe, Europe,
  • c
    Italy,
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • 1800-1899
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