A step towards healing

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February–March 1991, no. 128

Take this Child ...: From Kahlin Compound to the Retta Dixon Children’s Home by Barbara Cummings

Aboriginal Studies Press, 139pp, illus, $14.95 pb

A step towards healing

by
February–March 1991, no. 128

Barbara Cummings’s history combines archival research, interviews with her peers, and autobiography to declare the common experiences of an Aboriginal subculture, the ex-inmates of the Retta Dixon Home in Darwin. She deems it ‘a first step in our healing process’. It is also an outstanding contribution to feminist and Aboriginal history.

Tim Rowse reviews 'Take this child ... from Kahlin Compound to the Retta Dixon Children's Home' by Barbara Cummings

Take this Child ...: From Kahlin Compound to the Retta Dixon Children’s Home

by Barbara Cummings

Aboriginal Studies Press, 139pp, illus, $14.95 pb

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