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Main Title: Paint me black : memories of Croker Island and other journeys / Claire Henty-Gebert. Book Cover
Author: Henty-Gebert, Claire, 1930-, author.
Forrest, Peter, 1941-
Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
Imprint: Aboriginal Studies Press, 2011.
Collation: xvi, 72 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., maps, ports., paperback ; 22 cm.
Subject: Henty-Gebert, Claire, 1930-
First Nations Australians
Stolen generations
First Nations Australians - - Biography
First Nations Australians - - Missions, missionaries and reserves
ISBN: 9780855753993 0855753994 :
"Paint Me Black tells the remarkable and inspiring life of Claire Henty-Gebert, through times and circumstances beyond the personal experience of most Australians.

Claire was born in 1930 near Frew River station, the country of the Kaytetye and Alyawarra Aboriginal people. She was the child of white settler Harry Henty, notoriously callous in his dealings with Aboriginal people, and Ruby, an Alyawarra woman. She was three or four years old, when she was separated from her mother and taken to the Bungalow mission in Alice Springs.

She never saw her mother again. In 1941, with the area preparing for war, mission children were removed to various islands. As war intensified, an exodus began, ending months later in Sydney. As an adult, Claire set off on the hardest journey of all: in search of her Aboriginal family. Paint Me Black is told in simple, direct and powerful language." - Book Jacket.

Published by Aboriginal Studies Press for the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies.

Introduction -- European settlement -- The bungalow -- News of the war -- The long trek south -- Oenpelli -- From trucks to trains -- The American liberator -- Cyclone Tracy, 1974 -- Massive evacuation -- Meeting my family for the first time -- The reunion -- The lost childhood years.

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Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 305.801 BIO HEN Available