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'...An so it was with great sadness that the coloured kids were taken from the arms of their families. Some mothers handed them over in the hope that...their kids' lives would be the better for their sacrifice. Others fought tooth and nail to the bitter end...' (Source: Munkara, Marie. Every Secret Thing, 2009:80)

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    y separately published work icon Every Secret Thing Marie Munkara , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2009 Z1523127 2008 selected work short story (taught in 4 units)

    'In the Aboriginal missions of far northern Australia, it was a battle between saving souls and saving traditional culture.

    'Every Secret Thing is a rough, tough, hilarious portrayal of the Bush Mob and the Mission Mob, and the hapless clergy trying to convert them. In these tales, everyone is fair game.

    'At once playful and sharp, Marie Munkara's wonderfully original stories cast a taunting new light on the mission era in Australia.' (From the publisher's website.)

    St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 2009
    pg. 75-81
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