Growing up Aboriginal in Australia

Growing up Aboriginal in Australia
  • Item Type: Book - 305.8991 GROW
  • Published: 2018
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Childhood stories of family, country and belonging. What is it like to grow up Aboriginal in Australia? This anthology, compiled by award-winning author Anita Heiss, attempts to showcase as many diverse voices, experiences and stories as possible in order to answer that question. Each account reveals, to some degree, the impacts of invasion and colonisation -- on language, on country, on ways of life, and on how people are treated daily in the community, the education system, the workplace and friendship groups. Accounts from well-known authors and high-profile identities sit alongside newly discovered voices of all ages, with experiences spanning coastal and desert regions, cities and remote communities. All of them speak to the heart – sometimes calling for empathy, oftentimes challenging stereotypes, always demanding respect. This groundbreaking anthology aims to enlighten, inspire and educate about the lives of Aboriginal people in Australia today.

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Aboriginal Australians--Biography
Aboriginal Australians--Anecdotes
Aboriginal Australians--Ethnic identity


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9781863959810 (paperback)


Growing up Aboriginal in Australia / edited by Anita Heiss.

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Carlton, Victoria : Black Inc., an imprint of Schwartz Publishing Pty Ltd, [2018]

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311 pages : portraits ; 21 cm.

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Aboriginal Australians--Biography

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Aboriginal Australians--Anecdotes

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Aboriginal Australians--Ethnic identity

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Heiss, Anita, 1968-

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