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The Resource A question of colour : my journey to belonging, Patricia Lees with Adam C Lees

A question of colour : my journey to belonging, Patricia Lees with Adam C Lees

Label
A question of colour : my journey to belonging
Title
A question of colour
Title remainder
my journey to belonging
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Lees with Adam C Lees
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The removal of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children from their families remains a dark chapter in Australia's history. Pattie Lees was just ten years old when she and her four siblings were separated from their mother on the grounds of neglect and placed into State care. Believing she was being shipped and exiled to Africa, Pattie was ultimately fated to spend the rest of her childhood on the island once dubbed 'Australia's Alcatraz' Palm Island Aboriginal Settlement, off the coast of Queensland. A Question of Colour; my journey to belonging provides a firsthand account of Pattie's experiences as a 'fairskinned Aboriginal' during Australia's assimilationist policy era and recounts her survival following a decade of sexual, physical and emotional abuse as a Ward of the State. A Question of Colour is a deeply moving and powerful testimony to the resilience of a young girl, her identity and her journey to belong
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lees, Pattie
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Lees, Adam C.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lees, Pattie
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Palm Island Aboriginal Reserve (Qld.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A question of colour : my journey to belonging, Patricia Lees with Adam C Lees
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxx, 346 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925936513
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
Label
A question of colour : my journey to belonging, Patricia Lees with Adam C Lees
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xxx, 346 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781925936513
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)

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