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The Resource Black swan : a koorie woman's life, Carolyn Landon & Eileen Harrison

Black swan : a koorie woman's life, Carolyn Landon & Eileen Harrison

Label
Black swan : a koorie woman's life
Title
Black swan
Title remainder
a koorie woman's life
Statement of responsibility
Carolyn Landon & Eileen Harrison
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
'It's bad luck to catch a black swan.' Eileen Harrison grew up at the Lake Tyers Aboriginal Mission Station in the 1950s as one of eleven children in a tight-knit and loving family. When the new assimilation policy comes in, they are wrenched from the Mission and sent off to Ararat in the hope that they will become part of that community. Unable to build a stable life in the face of isolation and discrimination, the family is torn apart. Eileen must become the protector and the peacemaker. As a child, Eileen set free a black swan caught in a hessian bag. Now the story of the magical black swan from her childhood provides an uncanny map for her life as she struggles to find her path. After many years she discovers her talent as a painter and builds a new life for herself. Powerfully told in Eileen's words, her experiences speak eloquently of what has happened to Aboriginal people over the last half-century. 'Both heart-wrenching and hopeful, Eileen Harrison's story demonstrates that while policies of assimilation may have taken families from country and community, they could never take the memories that kept them connected.' - Dr Anita Heiss, award-winning author and activist
Biography type
individual biography
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
general
Label
Black swan : a koorie woman's life, Carolyn Landon & Eileen Harrison
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A frank and powerful memoir of the life of an Aboriginal woman, from her early years on the Lake Tyers mission to discovery of her talent as a painter
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 238 pages, [16] pages of plates, ports.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742375533
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a54857
  • (Sirsi) a54857
Label
Black swan : a koorie woman's life, Carolyn Landon & Eileen Harrison
Publication
Note
A frank and powerful memoir of the life of an Aboriginal woman, from her early years on the Lake Tyers mission to discovery of her talent as a painter
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 238 pages, [16] pages of plates, ports.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781742375533
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a54857
  • (Sirsi) a54857

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