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Daughter of the river country : From stolen childhood to remarkable leader - a memoir of survival and triumph

Daughter of the river country : From stolen childhood to remarkable leader - a memoir of survival and triumph
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Barcode Shelf Location Collection Volume Ref. Branch Status Due Date Res.
S0007182722 092 O'Br
Adult Non Fiction Biographies   Hay . On Loan . 13 Oct 2021
S0008032310 092 O'Br
Adult Non Fiction Biographies   Jerilderie . Available .  
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ISBN 9781760686574
Call Number 092 O'Br
Author O'Brien, Dianne
Title Daughter of the river country : From stolen childhood to remarkable leader - a memoir of survival and triumph
Place of production London : Echo, 2021
Notes Born in rural Australia in the 1940s, baby Dianne is immediately taken from her parents and placed with a white family. Raised in an era of widespread racism, she grows up believing her Irish adoptive mother is her birth mother. When her adoptive mother tragically dies and she is abandoned by her adoptive father, Dianne is raped, sent to the brutal Parramatta Girls Home and forced to marry her rapist in order to keep her baby. After suffering years of domestic abuse, but refusing to let her spirit be broken, Diane finally discovers she is a Yorta Yorta woman, a daughter of the river country, and is reunited with her birth mother. She learns that her great-grandfather was a famous Aboriginal activist and from here she becomes a powerful leader in her own right, vowing to help others in any way she can.
Subject Added Entry - Personal Name O'Brien, Dianne
Subject Added Entry-Corporate Name Parramatta Girls Home (Parramatta, N.S.W.)
Subject Added Entry - Topical Stolen generations (Australia)
Aboriginal Australians History
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
Women, Aboriginal Australian
Adoptive parents Australia
Desertion and non-support Australia
Rape victims Australia
Pregnant women Australia
Mothers Australia
Married people Australia
Abused women Australia
Family violence Australia
Birthmothers Australia
Human rights workers Australia
Genre Autobiographies
Personal Name Williams, Sue
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