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The Resource Lowitja : the authorised biography of Lowitja O'Donoghue, Stuart Rintoul

Lowitja : the authorised biography of Lowitja O'Donoghue, Stuart Rintoul

Label
Lowitja : the authorised biography of Lowitja O'Donoghue
Title
Lowitja
Title remainder
the authorised biography of Lowitja O'Donoghue
Statement of responsibility
Stuart Rintoul
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lowitja O'Donoghue is a truly great Australian. She is arguably our nation's most recognised Indigenous woman. A powerful and unrelenting advocate for her people, an inspiration for many, a former Australian of the Year, she sat opposite Prime Minister Paul Keating in the first negotiations between an Australian government and Aboriginal people and changed the course of the nation. But when Lowitja was born in 1932 to an Aboriginal mother and a white father in the harsh and uncompromising landscape of Central Australia the expectations for her life could not have been more different. At the age of two, she was handed over to the missionaries of the Colebrook Home for Half-Caste Children and cut off completely from her people and her culture. She would not see her mother again for another thirty years and would have no memory of her father. In 2001 a bitter controversy arose over whether Lowitja was 'stolen' as a child. In search of a past she did not remember, Lowitja went back to Central Australia accompanied by journalist Stuart Rintoul. This ground-breaking and long-awaited biography completes that journey into Lowitja's life and the challenging history of her times. It is a remarkable work about an extraordinary woman
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
NJB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rintoul, Stuart
Dewey number
994.0049915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • O'Donoghue, Lowitja
  • Australia
  • Yankunytjatjara (Australian people)
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
Target audience
adult
Label
Lowitja : the authorised biography of Lowitja O'Donoghue, Stuart Rintoul
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
000067731057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760875602
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1164818206
Label
Lowitja : the authorised biography of Lowitja O'Donoghue, Stuart Rintoul
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
000067731057
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
380 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760875602
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1164818206

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