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Alice's Daughter : Lost Mission Child - Jacki Ferro

Paperback Published: 1st April 2017
ISBN: 9781925302936
Number Of Pages: 240

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‘My story is not about blame. It’s about sharing history that belongs to all of Australia. I needed a push, but I am happy to finally give little Rhonda a voice, so that my words will live on after I leave this world.’

In 1954, aged three, Rhonda Collard-Spratt was taken from her Aboriginal family and placed on Carnarvon Native Mission, Western Australia. Growing up in the white world of chores and aprons, religious teachings and cruel beatings, Rhonda drew strength and healing from her mission brothers and sisters, her art, music and poetry, and her unbreakable bond with the Dreaming.

Alice’s Daughter is the story of Rhonda’s search for culture and family as she faces violence, racism, foster families, and her father’s death in custody; one of the first deaths investigated as part of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.

Written in Rhonda’s distinctive voice, Alice’s Daughter is fearless, compelling and intimate reading. Coupled with her vibrant and powerful paintings and poetry, Rhonda’s is a journey of sadness, humour, resilience and ultimately survival.




enjoyed this book because so much happened, some surprises, some sadness, but an optimistic book



Glimpse the world through the eyes of an Aboriginal woman


I loved this book. It really did allow me to see the world through the eyes of an Aboriginal woman. This difficult story is told in a warm and accessible way. You will feel you know Rhonda at the end.

Brisbane, Australia



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ISBN: 9781925302936
ISBN-10: 1925302938
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 240
Published: 1st April 2017
Publisher: Aboriginal Studies Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 15.5  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.34