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Wongi Wongi by Judith Drake-Brockman (2001)

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In 1987 a part-Aboriginal author depicted the Drake-Brockman family as heartless exploiters of the Aboriginal people. For over a decade Miss Drake-Brockman and her family suffered these insults with dignity and reserve. Now she has spoken out.

Wongi Wongi tells a story, not of a people dispossessed, but a people loved and cared for by their employers. This book is a personal history and account of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal relationships supported by documentation from official files.

Miss Drake-Brockman does not deny the sadnesses and tragedies of the past but helps place them in perspective.

Wongi Wongi is an account of life in a simpler time, at times sad, at times funny and always compassionate. The author hopes her book will contribute to bridging the divide between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.

In this account of a white/aboriginal relationship the author responds to criticism levied at the Drake-Brockman family in their dealings with aborigines in the past.

Product Overview
Product NoCMS2803657
Weight (g)225 g
AuthorJudith Drake-Brockman
PublisherHesperian Press
Edition DateMay-01
Pages162
Size210 x 297 x 1mm
FormatPaperback
ISBN9780859052863
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In 1987 a part-Aboriginal author depicted the Drake-Brockman family as heartless exploiters of the Aboriginal people. For over a decade Miss Drake-Brockman and her family suffered these insults with dignity and reserve. Now she has spoken out.

Wongi Wongi tells a story, not of a people dispossessed, but a people loved and cared for by their employers. This book is a personal history and account of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal relationships supported by documentation from official files.

Miss Drake-Brockman does not deny the sadnesses and tragedies of the past but helps place them in perspective.

Wongi Wongi is an account of life in a simpler time, at times sad, at times funny and always compassionate. The author hopes her book will contribute to bridging the divide between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians.

In this account of a white/aboriginal relationship the author responds to criticism levied at the Drake-Brockman family in their dealings with aborigines in the past.

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