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The Resource The cherry picker's daughter : a childhood memoir, Kerry Reed-Gilbert

The cherry picker's daughter : a childhood memoir, Kerry Reed-Gilbert

Label
The cherry picker's daughter : a childhood memoir
Title
The cherry picker's daughter
Title remainder
a childhood memoir
Statement of responsibility
Kerry Reed-Gilbert
Title variation
cherry pickers daughter
Title variation remainder
a childhood memoir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The strength of family ties in Aboriginal communities is clearly evident when three-month-old Kerry and her brother lost both parents. Her father, Kevin Gilbert, later to become a famous activist, writer, painter and actor, killed their mother and was gaoled for many years. Her father's sister, whom she always called Mummy, raised Kerry and her brother along with her own children and others within the extended family. The book is a tribute to this truly remarkable woman: their tower of strength, love and selflessness, who worked tirelessly to support all the children, who during fruit-picking season, made sure they attended school wherever it took them, who managed to keep them from being taken/'stolen' by the 'Welfare'. For so many Aboriginal people surviving during the 50s, 60s and 70s, fruit-picking meant the difference between going hungry or having a roof over your head. Aunty Kerry grew up in humpies, tents and run-down train carriages, working from a very young age to help her family to earn 'an honest living'. Their life was one of hard but determined work, and family unity gave them the strength and dignity to continue. Their greatest strength in surviving the Protectors, the White Australia Policy and the everyday racism that they faced, was Mummy and their identity as Aboriginal people
Storyline
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10807657
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reed-Gilbert, Kerry
Dewey number
305.89915
Illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Reed-Gilbert, Kerry
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a childhood memoir
Label
The cherry picker's daughter : a childhood memoir, Kerry Reed-Gilbert
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
000066124756
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925893090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1121651610
Label
The cherry picker's daughter : a childhood memoir, Kerry Reed-Gilbert
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
000066124756
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
239 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925893090
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)1121651610

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