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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Alone on the Soaks : The Life and Times of Alec Kruger
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'Alec Kruger was stolen as a child from his family and his country. From this early time he knew the cold and harsh reality of institutions and not the caressing love of his mother or the warmth of other close relations. Still young, he was taken again - to the cattle stations of Central Australia where, even as a boy, he was expected to display all the independence and ingenuity of someone much older. In isolation. Alec faced possible death, till the arrival of Old People from country who saved him, taught him and made him culturally strong.

'Alec Kruger spent years droving and roaming throughout the Territory and Queensland, forever seeking his place in the world. He found a sense of belonging and somewhere to call home through having his own family and with the emergence and leadership of groups such as the Central Australian Stolen Generations and Families Aboriginal Corporation in the struggle of recognition, reconciliation and recompense.

'Alone on the Soaks enhances our understanding of the diverse journeys of Australia's stolen generations by offering readers intimate stories told in an original and valuable voice.' Source: Publisher's blurb

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Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Alice Springs, Southern Northern Territory, Northern Territory,: IAD Press , 2007 .
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      Extent: [8], 342p.p.
      Description: illus., ports, geneal. table
      Note/s:
      • Bibliography: pp. 339-340.
      • Webliography: p. 341.
      ISBN: 9781864650785 (pbk.), 1864650788 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Two Cultures Can Hold Each Other Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 70 no. 2 2011; (p. 14-15)
Two Cultures Can Hold Each Other Michael Giacometti , 2011 single work column
— Appears in: Meanjin , Autumn vol. 70 no. 2 2011; (p. 14-15)
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