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Bittersweet Journey : Black Australian Writing - Ruth Hegarty

Bittersweet Journey

Black Australian Writing

Paperback

Published: 27th October 2003
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The long-awaited sequel to the award-winning memoir, ‘Is That You, Ruthie?’.After twenty-two years under Government control as an inmate of Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission, Ruth journeys towards freedom by marrying Joe Hegarty and moving to a nearby settlement. However, the settlement — with its origins as a camp for displaced Aboriginal families, its system of food rations and shortage of housing and jobs — is a difficult start for the young couple. Humour, a supportive circle of family and friends, and Ruth’s own resourcefulness prevail, and eventually the Hegartys achieve the basics of a house for their growing family.The invasive powers of the Native Affairs Department continue to affect their lives even when, years later, they move to the city. Ruth’s determination and irrepressible sense of fairness characterise a life vigorously committed to social justice and community causes.

ISBN: 9780702234149
ISBN-10: 0702234141
Series: Black Australian Writing
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 27th October 2003
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.0 x 13.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1