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Australian Gypsies : Their Secret History - Mandy Sayer

Australian Gypsies

Their Secret History

Paperback Published: 2nd October 2017
ISBN: 9781742234670
Number Of Pages: 320

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Today, roughly 100,000 Gypsies call Australia home, yet until now their experiences have been hidden from our history, and from our present.

Here, award-winning memoirist and novelist Mandy Sayer weaves together a wide-ranging and exuberant history of Gypsies in Australia. She begins with the roots of Romani culture, and traces the first Gypsy people to arrive in Australia, including James Squire, the colony's first brewer. She meets Gypsy families who live all over Australia, who share the stories of their ancestors and their own lives.

With her own nomadic early life and experiences as a street performer, Sayer brings unique insight into the lives of the people she meets, and a strong sense of their extraordinary history. She also demolishes some longstanding but baseless myths along the way. Her original and compelling book reveals a rich part of our history that few of us even know is there.

About the Author

Mandy Sayer's non-fiction has attracted many honours, including the 2000 National Biography Award, the 1998 New England Booksellers Award in the US, the 2006 South Australian Premier's Award, and the 2006 Age Book of the Year. She has two degrees from Indiana University, and a PhD in Research and Writing from the University of Technology, Sydney, where she was the holder of the CAL Non-Fiction Writer-in-Residence in 2014.

ISBN: 9781742234670
ISBN-10: 1742234674
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 2nd October 2017
Publisher: NewSouth Publishing
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.48

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