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Author Ride, Anouk.

Title The grand experiment : two boys, two cultures / Anouk Ride.

Published Sydney : Hachette Australia, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  305.8991509412 RIDE    AVAILABLE
 UniM Bail  305.8991509412 RIDE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 221 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 21 cm
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 219-221.
Summary "In 1848, the Spanish missionary Rosendo Salvado, founder of New Norcia Monastery in Western Australia, had an idea. He would prove that Aboriginal people could be educated and 'civilised', by taking two Nyungar boys to be schooled in Europe. And so it was that Conaci, aged seven, and Dirimera, aged ten, left their tribe to travel by sea to the racially divided colony of South Africa, Ireland at the beginning of their nationalist uprising, the United Kingdom in the midst of its industrial revolution, France ravaged by civil war, and finally entered a monastery in Naples. This book is a colourful detective story of research through the archives and libraries of Australia, France, Italy and the Vatican, and very much a beginning of the 'stolen generations' story."--Book cover.
Subject Conaci.
Salvado, Rosendo, 1814-1900.
Benedictines -- Missions -- Australia -- Western Australia -- New Norcia -- History.
New Norcia (W.A.)
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Australia -- Western Australia.
Children, Aboriginal Australian -- Italy -- Cava.
ISBN 9780734409201