- xv, 168 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations, map, portraits, facsimiles ; 23 cm.
- Additional Authors
- Ferro, Jacki,
- Contents: Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 A black girl in a white world -- ch. 2 Childhood games and mission ways -- ch. 3 The birds and the bees -- ch. 4 Finding country -- ch. 5 Scared in the city -- ch. 6 A family at last -- ch. 7 Death in custody -- ch. 8 Terrorised -- ch. 9 The brolga and other stories from Mother -- ch. 10 Sorry business -- ch. 11 Finding identity -- ch. 12 Through Yamatji eyes.Includes bibliographical references (pages 158-161)Includes index.Summary: "In 1954, aged three, Rhonda Collard-Spratt was taken from her Aboriginal family and placed on Carnarvon Native Mission, Western Australia. Growing up in the white world of chores and aprons, religious teachings and cruel beatings, Rhonda drew strength and healing from her mission brothers and sisters, her art, music and poetry, and her unbreakable bond with the Dreaming.Alice?s Daughter is the story of Rhonda?s search for culture and family as she faces violence, racism, foster families, and her father?s death in custody; one of the first deaths investigated as part of the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody.Written in Rhonda?s distinctive voice, Alice?s Daughter is fearless, compelling and intimate reading. Coupled with her vibrant and powerful paintings and poetry, Rhonda?s is a journey of sadness, humour, resilience and ultimately survival."--Publisher.