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Author Everitt, Jacquie.

Title The bitter shore / Jacquie Everitt.

Published Sydney : Pan Macmillan Australia, 2008.

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  362.870994 EVER    AVAILABLE
 UniM Law FRASER  362.870994 EVER    NOT FOR LOAN
Physical description x, 296 pages : facsimiles ; 24 cm
Summary "Is the life of a child worth the price of freedom? To escape religious persecution in Iran, Zahra and Saeed Badraie made the heart-breaking decision to leave their home behind and find a better life for their family elsewhere. The agent they approached to help them flee told the Badraies that there was only one place the people smugglers could take them: Australia, a far away country, but a generous one that would give them refuge. After suffering the smugglers lies and deceit, and a voyage across dangerous seas in a small boat, Zahra, Saeed and their son Shayan arrived in Darwin. Instead of the welcoming country painted by the agent, the boats refugees were transported to and interred at Woomera Detention Centre. Jacquie Everitt is a vocal campaigner against mandatory dentention of refugees and was instrumental in helping the Badraies gain refugee status. Lyrical, moving and shocking, The Bitter Shore is her account of the atrocious experiences of Zahra, Saeed and Shayan in Woomera and Villawood."--Provided by publisher.
Local note Malcolm Fraser Collection copy donated by the Right Honourable Malcolm Fraser.
Subject Badraie, Shayan.
Badraie, Mohammed.
Badraie, Zahra.
Refugees -- Iran -- Biography.
Refugees -- Australia -- Biography.
Local author Fraser, Malcolm, 1930-2015. Former owner.
Local series Malcolm Fraser Collection.
Local donor Fraser, Malcolm, 1930-2015. Donor.
ISBN 9781405038645 (paperback) $34.99