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Issue Details: First known date: 2007... 2007 Once in Broome
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The story is of chilhood memories of love and freedom in a culturally mixed pearling town unique in Australia. The memoirs convey an impression of great richness, sensuousness and diversity. Bin Demin's account is not completely idyllic, Broome is a town where people were classified into racial groups and given status accordingly and the more you had Aboriginal ancestry the less you were accepted. Full-blood Aboriginal people were not allowed within the town without proper permission. The Sun picture theatre was segregated and mixed race people were classified using terms such as octoroon.

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  • Dedication: To the memory of my mother, Barbara, and my Aunty Bella and Simeon, who have inspired me throughout my life. To my children, Anthea and Johari, and to my grandchildren and future generations.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2007 .
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      Extent: 208p.p.
      Description: col. illus.
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      • Published January 2007
      ISBN: 9781921248061
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