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Sort of a Place Like Home : Remembering the Moore River Native Settlement - Susan Maushart

Sort of a Place Like Home

Remembering the Moore River Native Settlement


Published: May 2003
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First published in 1993, Sort of a Place Like Home is the award-winning study of life within the Moore River Native Settlement.

Part of the bold social experiment by the 'Chief Protector of Aborigines' A O Neville, the Western Australian settlement was for thirty years 'sort of a place like home' for thousands of indigenous people.

Making extensive and imaginative use of oral sources and official documents, Sort of a Place Like Home creates a vivid and intimate picture of the life experience of Moore River inmates, while documenting the appalling bureaucratic incompetence, official indifference and occasional brutality that made Moore River notorious. Surprisingly, not all the memories are bad.

In the midst of the institutional gloom, determination and optimism united inmates - a testament to the human durability that Neville's experiment sought to destroy.

Acknowledgmentsp. 7
The Placep. 11
The Peoplep. 21
A Day in the Life of Moore Riverp. 41
Bread and Fatp. 79
Recalcitrant Nativesp. 125
When We Were Goodp. 167
One Half-Caste Girlp. 211
The Moore River Scrapbookp. 257
The History Lessonp. 333
Afterwordp. 359
Sourcesp. 360
Indexp. 362
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ISBN: 9781920731120
ISBN-10: 1920731121
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 368
Published: May 2003
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.2  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.63
Edition Number: 1