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Main Title: Alone on the soaks : the life and times of Alec Kruger / Alec Kruger and Gerard Waterford. Book Cover
Author: Kruger, Alec, 1924-
Waterford, Gerard, 1957-
Imprint: Alice Springs, NT : IAD Press, 2007.
Collation: 342 p. : ill., pbk ; 23 cm.
Subject: Kruger, Alec, 1924-
Stolen generations
First Nations Australians
First Nations Australians - - Biography
Northern Territory
Northern district (NT)
ISBN: 9781864650785 (pbk.) 1864650788 (pbk.)
Alec Kruger's harrowing childhood and life's journey are chronicled in this deeply moving autobiography. Alec Kruger was snatched from his mother at three, institutionalized for seven years and sent to work at ten. He was never paid and barely fed. Alec Kruger, a child of mixed Aboriginal descent, survived the loneliness and bullies of a stolen childhood to become a drover, an army recruit, footy player and a plaintiff in the High Court of Australia. Tracing his search for a sense of belonging, this personal account ultimately reveals how, through the Central Australian Stolen Generations and Families Aboriginal Corporation, he was able to triumph in the struggle for recognition, reconciliation, and recompense.

Northern Territory. Donkey Camp. Katherine River.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 339-341)
Result Collection Location Shelf No Status Notes
Non-Fiction Main Library 305.801 NT SOUT BIO KRU Available