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The Resource The Mind of a Thief

The Mind of a Thief

Label
The Mind of a Thief
Title
The Mind of a Thief
Statement of responsibility
Patti Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Exploring the history of the Wiradjuri people, the conflict of colonization, their mythologies, and their attachment to the land, author Patti Miller reveals both her own story and the position of Aboriginal people in today’s society in this fascinating memoir. For 40,000 years, the Central New South Wales area of Wellington was Aboriginal Wiradjuri land. Following the arrival of white men, it became a penal settlement, a mission station, a gold-mining town, and a farming center with a history of white comfort and black marginalization. In the late 20th century, it was also the subject of the first post-Mabo native title claim, bringing new hope—and controversy—to the area and its people. Patti, a local of the area, explores Australian identity in relation to her beloved but stolen country. Black and white politics, the processes of colonization, family mythologies, generational conflict, and the power of place are evoked as she weaves a story that is very personal and, at the same time, a universal tale of belonging
Summary
For 40,000 years the Central NSW area of Wellington was Aboriginal - Wiradjuri - land. Following the arrival of white men, it became a penal settlement, mission station, gold-mining town and farming centre with a history of white comfort and black marginalisation
Award
NSW Premier's History Awards, Community and Regional History Prize, 2013.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10214646
Cataloging source
ANL
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Miller, Patti
Dewey number
994.450049915
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mind of a Thief
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9ff2978a-73a8-4d7b-9c48-732a20bb9a81
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702248191
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Mind of a Thief
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:9ff2978a-73a8-4d7b-9c48-732a20bb9a81
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780702248191
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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