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Issue Details: First known date: 1996... 1996 Sunrise Station
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Although the author called this book an autobiography, the content provides an account of Aboriginal existence beyond her own, it crosses generations, moves in and out of matters that are private and matters that are public. The book tells Mrs Davis-Hurst's story, a story of how a woman born in a humpy on Sunrise Station, later known as Purfleet Mission, who became a respected member of the community, to the extent of being honoured with the 'Member of the Order of Australia'. (Source: Foreword by Vicki Greaves, 1996 edition)

Davis-Hurst first published her reflection on life at Sunrise Station in 1996 specifically for people of Taree and surrounding regions, however, it has been circulated both nationally and internationally with many using her experiences as the basis of research and discussion. This book has become recognised as an important and valuable historical resource for primary schools through to universities. The book has found its way into very important discussions and papers on Aboriginal biographies, Aboriginal women and has been written into PhD theses. (Source: Foreword by Peter Radoll, 2010 edition)

Notes

  • Dedication: This book is dedicated to my late mother and father, especially my mother who was one of the stolen generation, along with her sister, Jean, and brother, Forster, and her struggle to keep then all together. Mum was one of the first outspoken Aboriginal women in the area to stand up for the rights of her people.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Taree, Taree area, Greater Taree, Mid North Coast, New South Wales,:P. Davis-Hurst and R. Hurst , 2010 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
The White Man's Gifti"You were happy in your Dreamtime", 1996 single work poetry (p. 183)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Taree, Taree area, Greater Taree, Mid North Coast, New South Wales,: SunBird Publications , 1996 .
      Extent: 208p.
      Description: illus. (some col.), ports
      Note/s:
      • Includes bibliographical references and index.
      • Foreword by Vicki Greaves.
      • Copy of Patricia Anne Davis-Hurst's The Order of Australia presentation held by Fryer Library, University of Queensland.
      • Written as: Patricia Davis-Hurst AM
      ISBN: 0646283308 (pbk)
    • Taree, Taree area, Greater Taree, Mid North Coast, New South Wales,: P. Davis-Hurst and R. Hurst , 2010 .
      Alternative title: Sunrise Station : Revisited
      Extent: vii, 216p.
      Edition info: 2nd Edition.
      Description: illus. (some col.), ports., map.
      Note/s:
      • Although verso of title page describes 2nd edition as a 'reprint' this is a revised edition - it contains additional content relating to the Stolen Generations, Sorry Day and Flying the Aboriginal Flag.
      • Foreword by Peter Radoll.
      • Written as: Patricia Davis-Hurst AO.AM Hon. Dletts (Newcastle)
      ISBN: 9780646532714 (pbk)

Works about this Work

Gifts from Taree Fit for a President 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 28 Aprill vol. 10 no. 224 2011; (p. 20)
Gifts from Taree Fit for a President 2011 single work column
— Appears in: National Indigenous Times , 28 Aprill vol. 10 no. 224 2011; (p. 20)
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