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Under the Wintamarra Tree - Doris Pilkington

Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers

Published: 1st November 2002
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Shortlisted for Western Australian Premier's Book Award: Non-fiction 2003.

Book Description

Doris Pilkington Garimara was born on traditional birthing ground under the wintamarra tree.

Her life in the Mardu camp was disrupted when as a three-year-old she was taken by the authorities to live within the confines of Moore River Native Settlement.

Her remarkable story follows on from the courageous journey of her mother Molly Craig, made legendary in the film, Rabbit-Proof Fence.

About the Author

Nugi Garimara is Doris Pilkington's Aboriginal name. She was born on Balfour Downs Station approximately 60 kilometres northwest of Jigalong Community in the East Pilbara.

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A wonderful read.

By Susan

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  • Easy To Understand
  • Informative
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      Comments about Under the Wintamarra Tree:

      This was a lovely read which gives a clarity of insight into Doris's life as an aboriginal in the 1940's - 50's.

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      3.0

      A lesson to learn

      By SupaSam

      from Perth

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      • A new perspective
      • Easy To Understand
      • Informative
      • Inspirational

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      Comments about Under the Wintamarra Tree:

      An opportunity to share another persons perspective on a difficult time in Australia. Thank you Doris Pilkington Garimara for writing this book.

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      Leaving the Desert
      Life on Balfour Downs Station
      Tree of Life
      Bambaru's Eyes
      Return to Moore River
      Incarceration and Alienation
      Hardship and Friendship
      The Big School
      Faith, Hope and Charity
      Neon Lights and Romantic Nights
      The Move to Mukinbudin
      Red Dust and Strong Tobacco
      Waves of Discontentment

      Epigraph: The Healing Tree
      Glossary

      ISBN: 9780702233081
      ISBN-10: 0702233080
      Series: Nungar Ser.
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback with Flaps on Inside & Back Covers
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 211
      Published: 1st November 2002
      Publisher: University of Queensland Press
      Dimensions (cm): 18.4 x 13.3  x 1.9
      Weight (kg): 0.181