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Main Title: The cake man / Robert Merritt.
Author: Merritt, Robert J.,1945-,author.
Imprint: Gadigal Land, Surry Hills, NSW : Currency Press, 2024. 1978.
Collation: 94 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary: "On newly-declared terra nullius, a Priest, a Civilian and a Soldier watch an Aboriginal family. oo ignorant for light, too old for change,remarks the Priest as he blesses the Soldier gun. On a New South Wales Aboriginal mission, decades later, another Aboriginal family live under the watchful eye of Social Welfare. Along with the policeman gun, the lives of Ruby, Sweet William and their child Pumpkinhead are dictated by the cruel pen of bureaucracy. But Pumpkinhead dreams of the Cake Manalf-Jesus, half-Aboriginal spiritho wanders the land blind, waiting for Aboriginal children to come and save him and, in turn, save them. This is a story told by those whom settler history has long spoken for; stretching from the violence of first encounter, to ivilcaptivity within the Aboriginal mission, to liberation on stage as the first professionally produced play written by an Aboriginal playwright. Robert Merritt The Cake Man is braided into a rich seam of storytelling that has long preceded colonial settlement and will long resist it."--Back cover.
ISBN: 9781760629137 1760629138