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The Resource Black and blue : a memoir of racism and resilience, Veronica Gorrie

Black and blue : a memoir of racism and resilience, Veronica Gorrie

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Black and blue : a memoir of racism and resilience
Title
Black and blue
Title remainder
a memoir of racism and resilience
Statement of responsibility
Veronica Gorrie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force. A proud Gunai/Kurnai woman, Veronica Gorrie grew up dauntless, full of cheek and a fierce sense of justice. After watching her friends and family suffer under a deeply compromised law-enforcement system, Gorrie signed up for training to become one of a rare few Aboriginal police officers in Australia. In her ten years in the force, she witnessed appalling institutional racism and sexism, and fought past those things to provide courageous and compassionate service to civilians in need, many Aboriginal themselves. With a great gift for storytelling and a wicked sense of humour, Gorrie frankly and movingly explores the impact of racism on her family and her life, the impact of intergenerational trauma resulting from cultural dispossession, and the inevitable difficulties of making her way as an Aboriginal woman in the white-and-male-dominated workplace of the police force
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
Victorian Premier's Literary Awards, Victorian Prize for Literature, 2022.
Biography type
autobiography
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10948452
Cataloging source
AU@
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Gorrie, Veronica
Dewey number
  • 305.89915
  • 363.2092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Gorrie, Veronica
  • Police
  • Policewomen
  • Women, Aboriginal Australian
  • Racism
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Sex discrimination
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a memoir of racism and resilience
Label
Black and blue : a memoir of racism and resilience, Veronica Gorrie
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068570646
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781925849240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1236030675
Label
Black and blue : a memoir of racism and resilience, Veronica Gorrie
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000068570646
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9781925849240
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1236030675

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