Marnie tells of her journey to Palm Island where she grew up ‘under the Act’ which dominated the lives of Aboriginal people in that state. The book includes lively descriptions of her hard working life on cattle stations throughout the north and the people she encountered there.
- PDF - Digital Download
- Released January 1985
- ISBN 9781922059451
"Dedicated to my mother, my children and grandchildren, and my people.
Hearts can break
Hearts can cry
And we know the reason why."
- Marnie Kennedy
Chapter one - My Family
Chapter two - Palm Island
Chapter three - Blue Range Station
Chapter four - Cane Farming
Chapter five - War Years
Chapter six - Oban Station
Chapter seven - Oxton Downs Station
Chapter eight - Walgra Station
Chapter nine - Carandotta Station
Chapter ten - Palm Island Revisited
About The Author
Marnie Kennedy was born on the banks of the Coppermine Creek in western Queensland in 1919.
About The Cover
Cover design for 1990 Edition By Carolyn Brooks, Media Graphics, inspired by the graphic work of Banduk Marika.