The Resource Home, by Larissa Behrendt

Home, by Larissa Behrendt

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Home
Title
Home
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by Larissa Behrendt
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Language
eng
Summary
PART 1.) "The place where the rivers meet": Fictional account of a Murri woman's return to her home town of Dungalear; reactions to her as an Aboriginal person with lighter skin; representation of Aboriginal history; childhood experiences of racism; being isolated by her rebellious nature; practicing Law in the city; the Aboriginal Reserve on the outskirts of town; links with family; views on church and religion; Aboriginal people as the original owners of the land; king plates; massacres; camp site; PART 2.) "Through the Years": story of Candace's grandmother Garibooli and the Eualeyai people in an Aboriginal camp in the Dungalear Station area at a time of white inhabitation of the region (1918-); close bond with her brother Euroke; white schooling; not being allowed to use her language; visit of a wise elder; story of the echidna; abuse; involvement in the war; dissipation of traditional law; child removal of Garibooli; train journey; domestic work; friendship with Chinese shop-owners; story of mea-mei The Southern Cross; background of the household in which Garibooli now renamed Elizabeth worked; (1919-) sexual abuse; pregnancy; removal of her child named Euroke after her brother; treatment in household; (1921-) marriage to a German man name of Grigor Brecht; move to Lithgow; birth of children; yearnings for her family; War, Depression; raising children; (1929-) death of Garibooli; brother Euroke's story; family's re-location to Angledool mission; treatment as inferior; white control over all aspects of life; trying to find his sister; Euroke - the lost son; Irish upbringing; Garibooli's children; son Bob meeting Carole; (1943-) Bob's instutional upbringing; the orphanage; depiction of Aboriginal peoples in history texts; (1946-) sister Patricia's dressmaking; her sister Daisy's theft of dresses; keeping the family together; joining the Navy; (1958-) homosexuality; denying Aboriginality and claiming Greek origins; Patricia's marriage; (1970-) Carole and Bob's marriage; children; historian's views of Indigenous peoples; Grigor's re-marriage; Daisy's pregnancy to her lover; Daisy's affair with her sister's husband; (1982-) Patricia's death through heart attack; Bob's attempt to get back in touch with Danny; Bob leaving Carole; Bob's attempts at tracing his family; meeting his cousin Henry; PART 3.) "Looking to the sky": (1995-) Candace's life; encountering racism; friendship; Bob and Carole re-uniting; getting to know her father again; Law studies; Wentworth and Lawson; Aboriginal Law; visiting Dungalear Station 90 years after the removal of Garribooli; land rights; relationship with Frenchman Christoph; story of the Dinewan; history
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ANL
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1969-
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Behrendt, Larissa
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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Aboriginal Australians
Label
Home, by Larissa Behrendt
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Publication
Note
Winner of the David Unaipon prize 2004
Control code
000025118060
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9780702234071
Label
Home, by Larissa Behrendt
Publication
Note
Winner of the David Unaipon prize 2004
Control code
000025118060
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
319 p.
Isbn
9780702234071

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    • Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS)Borrow it
      51 Lawson Cres, Acton, ACT, 2601, AU
      -35.292556 149.118617
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