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Issue Details: First known date: 2009... 2009 Last Truck Out
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Last Truck Out is an emotional account of Betty Lockyer's life that describes her early school years, as she witnessed children being forcibly removed from their families. Her story reveals the deep hurt caused to displaced and dispossessed Aboriginal people by government policy.
With an Aboriginal mother and an Asian father, Lockyer remembers her own family being regulated by these strict assimilation policies.

Last Truck Out tells of a time and place unique to Australia.

(Source: Publisher's note)

Notes

  • Dedication: For my grandparents, Alice and William Wright, who found freedom amidst their spiritual sorrow.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2009 .
      person or book cover
      Courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: 264p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes glossary.
      ISBN: 9781921248085 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Joyful Ride through a Life of Loss Lissa Christopher , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 30 August 2009; (p. 10-11)
Untitled David Cohen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 9 2009; (p. 40)

— Review of Last Truck Out Betty Lockyer , 2009 single work autobiography
Untitled David Cohen , 2009 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , July vol. 88 no. 9 2009; (p. 40)

— Review of Last Truck Out Betty Lockyer , 2009 single work autobiography
Joyful Ride through a Life of Loss Lissa Christopher , 2009 single work column
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 30 August 2009; (p. 10-11)
Last amended 12 Oct 2015 14:56:24
Subjects:
  • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Beagle Bay, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,
  • Perth, Western Australia,
  • 1940s
  • 1950s
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