Under the Wintamarra Tree

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Univ. of Queensland Press, 2002 - 211 pages
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Doris Pilkington Garimara was born on traditional birthing ground under the wintamarra tree. Her life in the Mardu camp was disrupted when as a three-year-old she was taken by the authorities to live within the confines of Moore River Native Settlement. Her remarkable story follows on from the courageous journey of her mother Molly Craig, made legendary in the recently released film, 'Rabbit-Proof Fence'
 

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Contents

Leaving the Desert
1
Life on Balfour Downs Station
12
Tree of Life
18
Bambarus Eyes
37
Return to Moore River
54
Incarceration and Alienation
70
Hardship and Friendship
80
The Big School
100
Faith Hope and Charity
130
Neon Lights and Romantic Nights
149
The Move to Mukinbudin
159
Red Dust and Strong Tobacco
178
Waves of Discontentment 790
190
Epigraph The Healing Tree
203
Glossary
209
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