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Sykes, Roberta: Murawina. Australian Women of High Achievement, Doubleday, Sydney 1993, ISBN 0868244368

Inhaltsverzeichnis        ¦         Klappentext        ¦         Buchbesprechung


Acknowledgements -1-

Indtroduction -2-

Sylvia Jolanda Blanco-Green -6-

Mantatjara Wilson -12-

Lily Ethel Madden -18-

Mary Ann Bin-Sallick, Ed.D. -24-

Olive Mitchell -29-

Patricia Lynette Dudgeon -34-

Marjorie Baldwin-Jones -40-

Eva Leanne Johnson -46-

Marie Joan Winch -52-

Lesley Fogarty -57-

Rhoda Ann Roberts -62-

Patricia June O'Shane, AM, LL M -68-

Talapindja Mamarika -74-

Sue Gordon, JP -78-

Daphne Rose Colless, OAM -83-

The Mills Sisters -88-

Glenda Myrtle Humes -93-

Patricia Gwen Torres -98-

Mutilna Ganambarr -104-

Roslyn Ann Watson -110-

Sandra Lois Peeler -116-

Barbara Catherine Shaw -121-

Tracey Leanne Moffatt -126-

Thancoupie -132-

Justine Florence Saunders -138-

Barbara Cummings -144-

Oodgeroo (of the Tribe) Noonuccal -150-

Vai Frances Stanton -156-

Marcia Lynne Langton -162-

Andrea Collins, JP -168-

Jianna Ethel Richardson -174-

Euphemia Augustine Leoda Bostock -180-


"The women on these pages were all born in Australia, of rich heritage and tradition. Their lives are neither uniformaly bleak nor blissful. These life stories are full of pain and joy, work, families, children, love and solitude." Dr Roberta Sykes For more than 40,000 years Australian women have played a major part in this country's development. 'Murawina: Australian Women of High Achievement' presents profiles of 34 women who have contributed to the development of the diversity of the nation as we see it today. Author Dr Roberta Sykes has allowed each woman to speak for herself. The result is a collection of very powerful life stories. Through them we are able to gain an insight into how life has been, and is now, for Australian women in general and Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander women in particular. The women come from a range of backgrounds, from isolated and deeply traditional communities to the urban and highly technical, and pursue varied careers and interests. As we read how they see their own lives, we can only be inspired by the strength they summoned in order to overcome barriers and hardships and achieve their goals in life. Their enduring beauty and warmth are captured in Sandy Edwards' photographs. Many of the stories will shock. From the first-hand experience of these women, it becomes clear that racist attitudes we may have hoped had disappeared from the Australian landscape continue to flourish in many quarters. 'Murawina' is tribute to the vitality, courage and optimism of these women, and to all Australian women.