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The Resource The power of bones, Keelen Mailman, [Kristina Olsson]

The power of bones, Keelen Mailman, [Kristina Olsson]

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The power of bones
Title
The power of bones
Statement of responsibility
Keelen Mailman, [Kristina Olsson]
Title variation
Power of bones
Title variation remainder
from a troubled childhood to running a cattle station, one woman's heartbreaking but uplifting story of triumph against all odds
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Language
eng
Summary
It looked bleak and predictable for little Keelen Mailman: an alcoholic mother, absent father, the horrors of regular sexual and physical assault and the casual racism of a small outback town in the sixties. But somehow, despite the pain and deprivation, the lost education, she managed to absorb her mother's lessons: her Bidjara language and culture, her obligations to country, and how to fist-fight with the best of them and win...So, it was no surprise to some that a girl who could hide for a year in her own home to keep her family together, run as fast as Raylene Boyle and hunt porcupine and snake to survive would one day make history. At just 30, and a single mother, Keelen became the first Indigenous woman to run a commercial cattle station when she took over Mt Tabor, two hours from Augathella on the black soil plains of western Queensland. This is the heartland of Bidjara country, after all, the place her mother and grandparents and great-grandparents had camped on and cared for, and where their ancestors left their marks on caves and rock walls more than 10,000 years ago...In this unflinching memoir, Keelen pulls no punches as she recalls the startling racism her family endured and the shocking violence of their lives. But this is a story of redemption, shot through with the grandeur of love and endurance and an irresistible humour that has helped her survive, and to achieve a life-long goal: to bring the remains of her people back to their country, and see Mt Tabor returned to its original owners once more
Biography type
autobiography
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1965-
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Mailman, Keelen
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Olsson, Kristina
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  • Mailman, Keelen
  • Mailman, Keelen
  • Indigenous peoples
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Queensland
Target audience
adult
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The power of bones, Keelen Mailman, [Kristina Olsson]
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Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052734148
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743313718
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
Label
The power of bones, Keelen Mailman, [Kristina Olsson]
Publication
Note
Record machine-generated from publisher information
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Control code
000052734148
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
263 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781743313718
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits

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