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The Resource 44 : a tale of survival, Graham Rundle

44 : a tale of survival, Graham Rundle

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44 : a tale of survival
Title
44
Title remainder
a tale of survival
Statement of responsibility
Graham Rundle
Title variation
Forty-four
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At age seven, Graham Rundle was taken by his father for a 'holiday' to Eden Park, a Salvation Army boys' home outside Adelaide. As soon as his father left, Graham was given old clothes to wear and told from now on he was known as '44'. This portrays what happened to Graham from 1959 until 1968, living in fear of sexual abuse."
Summary
Seven-year-old Graham Rundle was excited to learn he was going for a holiday at a place where he'd have a chance to play with lots of other boys. A few days later, his father dropped him off at Eden Park, a Salvation Army boys' home outside Adelaide in South Australia. As soon as his father left, Graham's few possessions were taken away and he was given old clothes to wear. From now on, he was told, he'd be known around the home simply by his number, '44'. When he pleaded to go home, he was told that nobody wanted to take him. He'd been abandoned by his family - even, it seemed, by the grandmother he loved. This book vividly portrays what happened to Graham over the eight years he spent at Eden Park, living in fear of sexual abuse by his peers and by the men who were supposed to care for him. It captures his extraordinary resilience, determination and humour, and his debt to the loving nana who tracked him down against the odds and offered him hope in the midst of hell.
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10641439
Cataloging source
ANL
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1952-
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Rundle, Graham
Dewey number
B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Rundle, Graham
  • Salvation Army Boys' Home (Mount Barker, S. Aust.)
  • Children
  • Children
  • Children
  • Children
  • Abused children
  • Children
  • Children
  • Abused children
Target audience
adult
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a tale of survival
Label
44 : a tale of survival, Graham Rundle
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Publication
Copyright
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volume
Content category
cartographic image
Control code
000052266402
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781760061777
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Label
44 : a tale of survival, Graham Rundle
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
cartographic image
Control code
000052266402
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
280 pages
Isbn
9781760061777
Other physical details
map

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