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Author Lockyer, Betty (Elizabeth), 1942-

Title Last truck out / Betty Lockyer.

Published Broome, W.A. : Magabala Books, 2009.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.2308694 LOCK    AVAILABLE
 UniM Giblin Eunson  [IND] 305.2 LOCK    AVAILABLE
Physical description 268 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Summary "Last Truck Out is a fascinating account of Lockyerѫs early years at Beagle Bay and Broome. With an Aboriginal mother and an Asian father, she tells of a childhood governed by strict assimilation policies, yet infused with a potent mix of cultures and religion. Lockyer witnessed the devastating effects of family being forcibly removed from country and tradition, but defends the Catholic nuns and brothers who worked under this regime, wielding their influence on all levels of Kimberley society. Her own achievements saw her summonsed for an audience before the Most Reverend Bishop Otto Raible. For two years he sponsored her secondary schooling, 2,000 miles away in Perth.Lockyerѫs story is a revelation. As a ѵmixed-race kidѫ her influences in the multi-cultural pearling town of Broome were many. She tells her story with candour and humour, and it is one deserved to be read by all Australians."--Publisher's website.
Subject Lockyer, Betty (Elizabeth), 1942- -- Childhood and youth.
Children -- Institutional care -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Broome -- Biography.
Parental deprivation -- Australia -- Western Australia -- Broome.
Church work with children -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Aboriginal Australians -- Mixed descent -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Beagle Bay Mission (W.A.) -- Social life and customs.
ISBN 9781921248085 (paperback) $26.95