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Author Nellie, Helen Ing, author.

Title Simply Ing / Helen Nellie as told to Margaret O'Brien.

Published Broome, Western Australia : Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.89915 NELL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xv, 267 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), map, portraits, plates ; 20 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Summary A Noongar woman's story of survival. Born Ellie Nellie on an Aboriginal reserve in Western Australia's south west, she was nicknamed Ing by her family. Removed from her loving parents under government policy at the age of five, Ing was placed in a mission and denied her heritage. Her name was changed to Helen, and she needed all her strength to survive. When Ing's parents died, she had the responsibility of her younger brother and sister. Returning to her community on a nearby reserve when the mission closed, Ing learnt what it meant to be Noongar after being brought up as a whitefella. Her family taught her culture and language. Ing has lived through many family tragedies. Her honest experiences reflect her indomitable spirit and give insight into the lives of Aboriginal people.
Other author O'Brien, Margaret, author.
Subject Nellie, Helen Ing.
Noongar (Australian people) -- Biography.
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Government policy.
Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of.
Nyunga (Australian people) -- Biography.
Women, Aboriginal Australian -- Biography.
ISBN 9781925360899 (paperback)