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Born a Half Caste

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Marnie Kennedy

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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 ...

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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.

Production Details
  • PDF - Digital Download
  • 80pp
  • Released January 1985
  • ISBN 9781922059451
Excerpt

"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

 

 

Content

Preface
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
Appendix

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.

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One person, yet the story of many

I really don't know where to begin. I read 'Born a Half-caste' by Marnie Kennedy on 27th January, the day after 'Australia Day', after three days of dealing with the lack of understanding about 'why there is conflict around that day' being exhibited in the different 'family history' networks of which I am a recent member. It was an eye-opener to realise that in 2022 so many on these networks had not taken the time to do the reading and research which would break down their barriers and bring understanding and compassion. Marnie Kennedy says it all through prose/story and poetry. It is all there; spoken from the heart. Even if you know nothing and don't know where to begin, this is the book for you.

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annette m.
One person, yet the story of many

I really don't know where to begin. I read 'Born a Half-caste' by Marnie Kennedy on 27th January, the day after 'Australia Day', after three days of dealing with the lack of understanding about 'why there is conflict around that day' being exhibited in the different 'family history' networks of which I am a recent member. It was an eye-opener to realise that in 2022 so many on these networks had not taken the time to do the reading and research which would break down their barriers and bring understanding and compassion. Marnie Kennedy says it all through prose/story and poetry. It is all there; spoken from the heart. Even if you know nothing and don't know where to begin, this is the book for you.

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