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'Lorraine McGee-Sippel was just a small girl when she asked her parents what a half-caste was. It was the 1950s and the first step on a journey that would span decades and lead her to search for her birth family.

'In the historic climate of the Rudd Government's Apology, McGee-Sippel aligns herself with the Stolen Generations as she reveals the far-reaching effects of a government policy that saw her adoptive parents being told their daughter was of Afro-American descent.

'This is not just a story of displacement, but an honest telling that explores the fragility of reconnection, cultural identity, and the triumphs of acceptance.' (Publisher's blurb)

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Notes

  • Dedication: In memory of my Yorta Yorta grandmother, Dinah Myrtle Wooding (nee McGee), who never stopped loving me, despite not knowing where I was for the first thirty-eight years of my life.
  • Epigraph: My story is not just my story. There is family to consider and I have changed some names for privacy. This is an account of my life as I remember it. People familiar with my story may have a different version. This is mine.
  • Foreword by Dr. Anita Heiss, author and cultural activist
  • Launched at the National Library of Australia, 18 June 2009, by Professor Peter Read.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2009 .
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      Extent: 316p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      Description: illus., map
      ISBN: 9781921248030 (pbk.), 1921248033

Works about this Work

The Consequences of Writing a Memoir : A Cautionary Tale Lorraine McGee-Sippel , 2011 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 2 2011; (p. 232-)
Untitled Elisabeth Bähr , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 24 2010; (p. 118-121)

— Review of Hey Mum, What's a Half-Caste? Lorraine McGee-Sippel 2009 single work autobiography
New Book Chronicles Bitter Experiences of Identity Amy McQuire , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , July vol. 8 no. 180 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of Hey Mum, What's a Half-Caste? Lorraine McGee-Sippel 2009 single work autobiography
In Short - Non Fiction Bruce Elder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 June 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Hey Mum, What's a Half-Caste? Lorraine McGee-Sippel 2009 single work autobiography
Untitled Katie Horner , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 88 no. 7 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of Hey Mum, What's a Half-Caste? Lorraine McGee-Sippel 2009 single work autobiography
Patchwork Identities Christina Houen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , May no. 311 2009; (p. 37)

— Review of Hey Mum, What's a Half-Caste? Lorraine McGee-Sippel 2009 single work autobiography
Untitled Katie Horner , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , April vol. 88 no. 7 2009; (p. 30)

— Review of Hey Mum, What's a Half-Caste? Lorraine McGee-Sippel 2009 single work autobiography
In Short - Non Fiction Bruce Elder , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27-28 June 2009; (p. 31)

— Review of Hey Mum, What's a Half-Caste? Lorraine McGee-Sippel 2009 single work autobiography
New Book Chronicles Bitter Experiences of Identity Amy McQuire , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , July vol. 8 no. 180 2009; (p. 13)

— Review of Hey Mum, What's a Half-Caste? Lorraine McGee-Sippel 2009 single work autobiography
Untitled Elisabeth Bähr , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: Zeitschrift fur Australienstudien , no. 24 2010; (p. 118-121)

— Review of Hey Mum, What's a Half-Caste? Lorraine McGee-Sippel 2009 single work autobiography
The Consequences of Writing a Memoir : A Cautionary Tale Lorraine McGee-Sippel , 2011 single work autobiography
— Appears in: Southerly , vol. 71 no. 2 2011; (p. 232-)
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