Take this Child ...: From Kahlin Compound to the Retta Dixon Children’s Home
Aboriginal Studies Press, 139pp, illus, $14.95 pb
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.