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Alternative title: Waiting at the Gate
Issue Details: First known date: 2012... 2012 Waiting at the Gate : A Memoir
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'At the age of five, after years of abuse, and just months after the death of her father, Robyn was sent on a ‘holiday’ and was never returned to her family. She waited at the gate for her mother to return but it soon dawned on her that her family was not coming to get her. This is Robyn’s story. From humble and sometimes horrific beginnings Robyn became one of Australia’s leading fashion and textile designers and an accomplished artist. In Waiting at the Gate Robyn transforms her life and comes back from the brink of despair to rebuild her life.' (Source: Publisher's website)

Notes

  • Dedication:
    Dedicated to my children,
    my families, Bob and my friends
    and
    to all the children of the world
    in the hope that they can find
    their voice and tell.
  • Epigraph:
    One of the things we do as a country is pull down people, of if anyone tells their story or celebrates their story, then somehow it's seen as big-noting. I think one of the things that we as a nation should do more of is to actually celebrate the narrative of the individual because the narrative of a whole nation is made up by our personal stories.

    When I think of Australia I think of it as an amazing mosaic of tiles, billions of tiles, some of them shiny, some of them green, some of them blue, some of them black, some of them are latge, some of them small, all part of our national narrative, and the tile of Robyn Caughlan is beautiful. It's deep. It's shiny and it's creative. It tells the story of a woman who has struggled. It tells the story of a woman who makes beautiful things. It tells the story of a woman who has humility as the very essence of who she is...

    Linda Burnie, Deputy Leader of the Opposition, NSW
    Speaking at From Canvas to Catwalk, 2006
  • Other formats: Also e-book.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Broome, Kimberley area, North Western Australia, Western Australia,: Magabala Books , 2012 .
      person or book cover
      Image courtesy of Magabala Books
      Extent: 303p.
      Description: illus., ports
      Note/s:
      • Published December 2012
      ISBN: 9781921248528 (pbk.)

Works about this Work

Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 June 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of Waiting at the Gate : A Memoir Robyn Caughlan , Jason Foster , 2012 single work autobiography
Still Riding That Mare Rudi Maxwell , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 27 June no. 529 2012; (p. 21)
A reflection on the life of Robyn Caughlan, author, artist and fashion designer.
Non Fiction Teresa Ralton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 - 27 May 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Waiting at the Gate : A Memoir Robyn Caughlan , Jason Foster , 2012 single work autobiography
Non Fiction Teresa Ralton , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 26 - 27 May 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of Waiting at the Gate : A Memoir Robyn Caughlan , Jason Foster , 2012 single work autobiography
Well Read Katharine England , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 2 June 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of Waiting at the Gate : A Memoir Robyn Caughlan , Jason Foster , 2012 single work autobiography
Still Riding That Mare Rudi Maxwell , 2012 single work column
— Appears in: Koori Mail , 27 June no. 529 2012; (p. 21)
A reflection on the life of Robyn Caughlan, author, artist and fashion designer.
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