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Carol Ridgeway Bissett single work   autobiography  
Issue Details: First known date: 2007-2004... 2007-2004 Carol Ridgeway Bissett
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  • Epigraph: A lot of things have been taken away and I guess what I'm trying to do now is revive our culture so that it will be carried on. -- The Author

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    y separately published work icon Aboriginal Women's Heritage : Port Stephens Kath Schilling , Sabine Partl (editor), Sharon Veale (editor), Hurstville : Department of Environment and Climate Change , 2007 Z1182883 2007 anthology autobiography

    Six Aboriginal women from the Port Stephens region of NSW contributed to this booklet, taking part in a Department of Environment and Conservation project designed to raise the profile of the historical experience of Aboriginal women along the coast of the state.

    In this publication each woman talks about her life and growing up around Port Stephens. Their stories centre on Karuah and Soldiers Point near Nelson Bay. They describe living an idyllic existence where fishing, swimming and playing in the bush were everyday occurrences. They recount how their parents protected them from the realities of the outside world, keeping them safe during a time when the Aborigines Welfare Board was a constant threat to Aboriginal families.

    Through their words we find out about the wonders of Port Stephens and how they worked with the sea and the land to survive. Perhaps the most powerful theme that connects all the women's stories is a sense of pride in their heritage and a love for their area. Each of the women tell of their achievements in life, their respect and love for their parents and their desire to raise awareness and respect for their heritage.

    This book is the fifth in a series of publications focused on Aboriginal Women's Heritage across NSW. Source: Publisher's blurb.

    Hurstville : Department of Environment and Climate Change , 2007
    pg. 35-42
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  • Port Stephens, Mid North Coast, New South Wales,
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