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Caprice, A Stockman's Daughter

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Set in the towns, pastoral stations and repressive institutions of Western Australia, this story brings together the lives of three generations of Mardu women. The narrator Kate begins her journey with the life of her grandmother Lucy, a domestic servant, then traces the short and tragic life of her mother Peggy.
96 pages
Published 1991 by University of Queensland Press ;International Specialized Bk. Services [distributor]
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Not sure how to rate this. Was it a novella, a memoir, an entry to a competition?
It traces three generations - an Irishman and a full blood Aborigine living north of the Canning Stock Route, their daughter and her tragic short life, and Kate who grows up in orphanages, institutes and as a domestic servant.
Kate's story is sad; bought up as an European Christian she eventually reunites with her Aboriginal culture where she finally feels a connection.
Oct 20, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Nugi Garimara/Doris Pilkington's first book, winner of the David Unaipon Award for Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders writers - moving account of the lives of three generations of aboriginal women in Australia - a really powerful and poignant novel - one can see why she so wanted to tell the story of the rabbit proof fence and her mother's and aunts' story
Bronwyn Riley
Nov 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A short, simple story about a not so simple topic...follows the lives of three generations of indigenous women - inter marriage, tribal law, removal of children, missionary schools and rediscovering heritage.
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