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End Part 1 - Sally decides to write a book, a history of her family, interviewing people since Nan won't speak. Judy who Nan cared for, the daughter of the station owner, her sister Alice, women in their 90's. Arthur, Nan's brother, over 3 mths tapes conversations. No one agrees who Nan's father is Maltese Sam or the station owner? And Sally's Mum Gladys, who was her father? Where was she raised? Why all the secrets?
Oct 21, 2021 02:07AM
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Arthur's Story, they years of working for no pay, his perseverance and his share cropping partnership that allowed him to save and buy his own land, the betrayals, the bankruptcies, the continued hard work and rewards.
Glady's story - at Ivanhoe station with her mother, taken, the Home. Holidays, let go.
Bill. A feeling of fate. He'd been a POW in Italy. Escaped, she shares his story to better understand his PTSD.
Oct 24, 2021 02:25AM
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Claire
Claire is on page 290 of 358
Arthur's Story, they years of working for no pay, his perseverance and his share cropping partnership that allowed him to save and buy his own land, the betrayals, the bankruptcies, the continued hard work and rewards.
Glady's story - at Ivanhoe station with her mother, taken, the Home. Holidays, let go.
Bill. A feeling of fate. He'd been a POW in Italy. Escaped, she shares his story to better understand his PTSD.
Oct 24, 2021 02:25AM
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Claire
Claire is on page 210 of 358
Oct 23, 2021 06:45AM
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Claire
Claire is on page 140 of 358
After a year of working, Sally disillusioned begins university. Her mother finally admits that yes, their Nan is Aboriginal. This admission (even more than the knowledge) is significant and marks a change from denial and not wanting to talk about it (externally perceived inferiority leading to self hatred) to an opening up. She applies for a scholarship and succeeds.
Oct 20, 2021 11:32PM
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Claire
Claire is on page 50 of 358
Memories of school and not wanting to go there and the surprise in observing her sister who shows no reluctance at all.
The drama of a sickly father in and out if hospital, suffering PTwarSD and alcoholism. The family often escaping nights over the back fence to their Aunts. Sally always sent to negotiate with him. Her creative expression through drawing and inclination to hide it when her mother notes it's sadness.
Oct 20, 2021 04:03AM
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