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A most peculiar act : a novel, Marie Munkara

Label
A most peculiar act : a novel
Title
A most peculiar act
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Marie Munkara
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story follows the trials and tribulations of Sugar, a 16 year-old Aboriginal fringe-camp dweller. Set in Darwin during the Japanese bombing raids, we meet characters such as: Horatio Humphris (Horrid Hump), Chief Protector of Aborigines, teetotaller and 42 year old virgin; Ralphie Brown, who has the unedifying honour of being the only public servant to ever be sacked; Drew Hepplewaite, redneck racist and female patrol officer armed with balls of steel; and the Administrator's wife, Penelope, who has a fetish for anything oriental. Then there's Sugar's mate Nig Nog, who teaches Sugar a few useful tricks of the "trade" while they do time at the Half-Caste Compound; Fuel Drum's suspicious death at the hands of his six-month-old granddaughter, Honey; and Horseshoe with his wayward and slutty wife, Brumby. With the Aboriginal Ordinances Act and the 'White Australia' policy set as a backdrop, Sugar's resistance to assimilation and the attempts by Horrid Hump and his henchmen to enforce it becomes a protracted battle that ends at the Christmas party from Hell. Interspersed with illicit affairs, stolen children, leprosy and "fucking foreigners," this story sees Sugar and her oppressors finally meet on a level playing field that none of them ever expected - a Japanese bombing raid
Cataloging source
ANL
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1960-
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Munkara, Marie
Illustrations
portraits
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Northern Territory.
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Historical fiction
  • Darwin (N.T.)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • White Australia policy
  • Assimilation (Sociology)
  • Australian fiction
  • Australian fiction
  • Darwin (N.T.)
Target audience
adult
Label
A most peculiar act : a novel, Marie Munkara
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Set in a 1940s Darwin fringe camp, a Most Peculiar Act follws the exploits and adventures of sixteen-year-old Sugar and her resistance to the ludicrous policy of assimilation" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000050413198
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9781921248849
Lccn
2013456464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)824699541
Label
A most peculiar act : a novel, Marie Munkara
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Set in a 1940s Darwin fringe camp, a Most Peculiar Act follws the exploits and adventures of sixteen-year-old Sugar and her resistance to the ludicrous policy of assimilation" -- cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000050413198
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
171 pages
Isbn
9781921248849
Lccn
2013456464
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)824699541

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