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Note: Stories and Art by Roy McIvor (appears on title page)
Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 Cockatoo : My Life in Cape York
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'When Roy McIvor was a small boy, his people were taken from their mission home in Cape Bedford and exiled to the Woorabinda Aboriginal reserve, more than 1500 kilometres away. Their lives were torn apart as they witnessed the death of more than one third of their people at Woorabinda, and the internment of their beloved German missionary "Muni". The removal of the Guugu Yimithirr people from Cape Bedford during World War Two is a shameful and seldom told chapter in the history of Australia which remains unexplained to this day.' (Source: Back cover, Magabala Books, 2010 edition)

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  • Dedication: To my father Paddy McIvor whose wisdom, honour and love inspired me. To my mother Rachel McIvor whose love, care and teaching has sustained me. To my brother and sisters who were always there for me. To my dear wife Thelma and my very special children, Ramona, Selwyn and Elroy, of whom I am very proud. And to all my people who have walked this journey with me.

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    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2010 .
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      Extent: 176p.
      Description: illus. (chiefly col.), maps, ports.
      ISBN: 9781921248221 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York Janelle Moran , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Etchings Indigenous: Treaty 2011; (p. 71-74)

— Review of Cockatoo : My Life in Cape York Roy McIvor , 2010 single work autobiography
Past Injustice Gives Way to Hope Anne Fullerton , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 December 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of Cockatoo : My Life in Cape York Roy McIvor , 2010 single work autobiography
Advocates of Aboriginal Art Sasha Grishin , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 November 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Cockatoo : My Life in Cape York Roy McIvor , 2010 single work autobiography
Off the Shelf : Memoir Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 September 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Cockatoo : My Life in Cape York Roy McIvor , 2010 single work autobiography
Off the Shelf : Memoir Dianne Dempsey , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 25 September 2010; (p. 28)

— Review of Cockatoo : My Life in Cape York Roy McIvor , 2010 single work autobiography
Advocates of Aboriginal Art Sasha Grishin , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 November 2010; (p. 25)

— Review of Cockatoo : My Life in Cape York Roy McIvor , 2010 single work autobiography
Past Injustice Gives Way to Hope Anne Fullerton , 2010 single work review
— Appears in: The Sun-Herald , 12 December 2010; (p. 9)

— Review of Cockatoo : My Life in Cape York Roy McIvor , 2010 single work autobiography
Cockatoo: My Life in Cape York Janelle Moran , 2011 single work review
— Appears in: Etchings Indigenous: Treaty 2011; (p. 71-74)

— Review of Cockatoo : My Life in Cape York Roy McIvor , 2010 single work autobiography
Last amended 29 Aug 2016 13:14:59
Subjects:
  • Woorabinda, Baralaba area, Biloela - Moura - Baralaba area, Central West Queensland, Queensland,
  • Woorabinda Aboriginal Reserve (1927-1939), Central Queensland, Queensland,
  • Cape Bedford Mission (1886-1896), Hope Vale, Port Douglas - Cooktown area, Cape York Peninsula, Queensland,
  • 1900-1999
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