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Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Double Native
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'A moving memoir about living across two cultures. Growing up "on country" on the west coast of Queensland's Cape York Peninsula in the 1970s and '80s, Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung had an idyllic traditional life.

At the age of 16, she decided to pursue her dream of performing and moved to Sydney to attend the NAISDA Dance College. There she studied with the legendary Page brothers before they founded Bangarra Dance Theatre and met her future husband and father of her three daughters.

But the missing piece of her life was her father. As a young woman, she finds her father and carves out a fragile relationship with him. This inspires her to better understand her Austrian ancestry and how it meshes with her Indigenous identity.

Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung is the model of a modern woman: mother and professional; performer and creator; teacher and student, urban dweller and remote community inhabitant. As such she shares the joys and challenges that come with growing up in a divided community and carving out a career as a solo parent.

Double Native is a powerful and candid memoir that offers a rare insight into the burgeoning years of the contemporary Indigenous dance movement and what it means to straddle two cultures.' Source: http://uqp.uq.edu.au/ (Sighted 16/03/2012).

Notes

  • Dedication:
    This book is dedicated to my lineage, past, present and future,
    especially Sheridan, Justice and Ebony, gems of my womb
    and the rainbow that colours my life.
  • Available as an electronic resource

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Works about this Work

[Untitled] Caroline Hamilton , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 7 no. 6 2013;

— Review of Double Native Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung , 2012 single work autobiography
Familiar Territory : A Talented Dancer Shaers her Family's Story To Break Down Barriers Phil Brown , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 22 - 28 August no. 896 2012; (p. 12)

— Review of Double Native Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung , 2012 single work autobiography
Book Dances Between Cultures 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 27 June no. 529 2012; (p. 48)

— Review of Double Native Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung , 2012 single work autobiography
Review of Double Native by Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung.
Non Fiction Barbara Baker , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 June 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Double Native Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung , 2012 single work autobiography
Non Fiction Barbara Baker , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 2 - 3 June 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Double Native Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung , 2012 single work autobiography
Book Dances Between Cultures 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 27 June no. 529 2012; (p. 48)

— Review of Double Native Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung , 2012 single work autobiography
Review of Double Native by Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung.
Familiar Territory : A Talented Dancer Shaers her Family's Story To Break Down Barriers Phil Brown , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Brisbane News , 22 - 28 August no. 896 2012; (p. 12)

— Review of Double Native Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung , 2012 single work autobiography
[Untitled] Caroline Hamilton , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Reviews in Australian Studies , vol. 7 no. 6 2013;

— Review of Double Native Fiona Wirrer-George Oochunyung , 2012 single work autobiography
Last amended 5 Jun 2013 09:56:30
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