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The Resource Daughter of the river country, Dianne O'Brien ; with Sue Williams

Daughter of the river country, Dianne O'Brien ; with Sue Williams

Label
Daughter of the river country
Title
Daughter of the river country
Statement of responsibility
Dianne O'Brien ; with Sue Williams
Title variation
Daughter of the river country
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From a victim of the 'stolen generations' comes a remarkable memoir of abuse, survival - and ultimately hope. Born in country NSW in the 1940s, baby Dianne is immediately taken from her Aboriginal mother. Raised in the era of the White Australia policy, Dianne grows up believing her adoptive Irish mother, Val, is her birth mother. Val promises Dianne that one day they will take a trip and she will 'tell her a secret'. But before they get the chance, Val tragically dies. Abandoned by her adoptive father, Dianne is raped at the age of 15, sentenced to Parramatta Girls' Home and later forced to marry her rapist in order to keep her baby. She goes on to endure horrific domestic violence at the hands of different partners, alcohol addiction and cruel betrayal by those closest to her. But amazingly her fighting spirit is not extinguished. At the age of 36, while raising six kids on her own, Dianne learns she is Aboriginal and that her great-grandfather was William Cooper, a famous Aboriginal activist. Miraculously she finds a way to forgive her traumatic past and becomes a leader in her own right, vowing to help other 'stolen people' just like her
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10972005
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Brien, Dianne
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1959 April 2-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Williams, Sue
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Brien, Dianne
  • O'Brien, Dianne
  • O'Brien, Dianne
  • Parramatta Girls Home (Parramatta, N.S.W.)
  • Mothers
  • Married people
  • Abused women
  • Family violence
  • Birthmothers
  • Adoptive parents
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Rape victims
  • Pregnant women
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Desertion and non-support
  • Human rights workers
  • Aboriginal Australians
Target audience
adult
Label
Daughter of the river country, Dianne O'Brien ; with Sue Williams
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069474239
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760686574
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021028129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1245243724
Label
Daughter of the river country, Dianne O'Brien ; with Sue Williams
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000069474239
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
266 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760686574
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
jb2021028129
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1245243724

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