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Full Circle: From Mission to Community: a Family Story

Edie Wright
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Memoirs of an indigenous northern Queensland family. Traces three generations of Edie Wrights’ family. Alfred Brown, her grandfather, was taken from his mother at the age of four and placed in Mapoon Mission. Eventually, as a young married man employed by the mission, he was sent to the far north-west Kimberley. Following the death of his wife he was determined to keep his family together despite unsympathetic government policies. Contains photos, map and bibliography. Author was born in Broome, has a Diploma in Education and is currently Principal at Wangkatjunka Remote Community School. pp. 320 illusts First Edition Scarce H10/0118

  • 1. Mapoon Mission Station
  • 2. The Move to the West
  • 3. Kunmunya
  • 4. Life on the Mission
  • 5. The Loss of Our Mother
  • 6. Raising Sisters and a Brother
  • 7. Last years at Kunmunya
  • 8. The War Years
  • 9. The Byford Home
  • 10. Back to the Kimberley
  • 11. Broome
  • 12. Return to Derby
  • 13. The Death of Gregory
  • 14. Work and Recuperation
  • 15. Times of Change
  • 16. Dickie’s Death
  • 17. Some Big Moves
  • 18. Grandad Passes On
  • 19. Djarworrada
  • 20. Going the Full Circle.

Additional Information

AuthorEdie Wright
Number of pages320
PublisherFremantle Arts Centre Press
Year Published2001
Binding Type


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