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Issue Details: First known date: 1998... 1998 Wedmedi - If Only You Knew
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  • Author's note: Anger when used constructively is one of my best motivations. Each time when I thought of the white feminist movement I became incensed about their exclusion of Black women, knowingly or subconsciously. One of my main sounding boards was in fact a white feminist and the mother of an Aboriginal girl. Kate Harvey is the woman I would attribute this piece to. For it was Kate who believed in my brand of feminist politics and knew that a response to the dominant kind was well overdue and necessary. We would talk for hours about the messages and feelings that I wanted established without being over-emotional. I consider this article (written in 1990) to be one of the strongest works that I have ever written (p. 25).
  • Author's note: Wedmedi - white woman

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    y separately published work icon Sister Girl : The Writings of Aboriginal Activist and Historian Jackie Huggins Jackie Huggins , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 Z215395 1998 selected work prose interview essay biography (taught in 4 units) The articles in this collection 'represent a decade of writing by Aboriginal historian and activist Jackie Huggins. These essays and interviews combine both the public and the personal in a bold trajectory tracing one Murri woman's journey towards self-discovery and human understanding...Sister Girl examines many topics, including community action, political commitment, the tradition and value of oral history, and government intervention in Aboriginal lives. It challenges accepted notions of the appropriateness of mainstream feminism in Aboriginal society and of white historians writing Indigenous history. Closer to home, there are accounts of personal achievement and family experience as she revisits the writing of Auntie Rita with her mother Rita Huggins - the inspiration for her lifework.' (Source: Back cover, 1998 UQP edition) St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1998 pg. 25-36
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