Menindee Girl

  • Bernard Sullivan

    Press/Media: Press / Media

    Description

    A gifted Aboriginal Elder will unveil her powerful life story in book form at Wagga City Library tonight. 

    Aunty Joyce Hampton’s book, Menindee Girl: The story of my life, tells of her people’s removal from Country into camps and eventual settlement in cities.

    She hopes it will remind her family and children where they came from.

    Collaborator and CSU PhD student Bernard Sullivan said it was a moving story.

    "Aunty Joyce's book shows how, despite moving off her Country, she remains strongly attached to it, and immersed in her culture,” he said.

    “Working together, over three years, we arranged her unique prints, drawings and historical images with contemporary photos. 

    “The result vividly describes her deep connections to place and people.”

    Period09 Feb 2017

    Media coverage

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    Media coverage

    • TitleMenindee Girl book launch
      Degree of recognitionLocal
      Media name/outletThe Daily Advertiser
      Media typeWeb
      Duration/Length/SizePage
      CountryAustralia
      Date09/02/17
      DescriptionPress cover of Menindee Girl book launch:

      A gifted Aboriginal elder will unveil her powerful life story in book form at Wagga City Library tonight.

      Aunty Joyce Hampton’s book, Menindee Girl: The story of my life, tells of her people’s removal from Country into camps and eventual settlement in cities.

      She hopes it will remind her family and children where they came from.

      Collaborator and CSU PhD student Bernard Sullivan said it was a moving story.

      "Aunty Joyce's book shows how, despite moving off her Country, she remains strongly attached to it, and immersed in her culture,” he said.

      “Working together, over three years, we arranged her unique prints, drawings and historical images with contemporary photos.

      “The result vividly describes her deep connections to place and people.”
      Producer/AuthorNicolas Jungfer
      URLwww.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/4458235/aboriginal-elder-to-unveil-moving-life-story/
      PersonsBernard Sullivan

    Conference

    TitleMenindee Girl Book Launch
    LocationWagga City Library, Wagga, Australia
    Period09 Feb 2017
    Linkwww.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/4458235/aboriginal-elder-to-unveil-moving-life-story/

    Keywords

    • Aboriginal Elder
    • book
    • Menindee