Daughter of the River Country by Dianne O'Brien

Daughter of the River Country by Dianne O'Brien

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From a victim of the 'stolen generations' comes a remarkable memoir of abuse, survival - and ultimately hope.

Born in country NSW in the 1940s, baby Dianne is immediately taken from her Aboriginal mother. Raised in the era of the White Australia policy, Dianne grows up believing her adoptive Irish mother, Val, is her birth mother. Val promises Dianne that one day they will take a trip and she will 'tell her a secret'. But before they get the chance, Val tragically dies.

Abandoned by her adoptive father, Dianne is raped at the age of 15, sentenced to Parramatta Girls Home and later forced to marry her rapist in order to keep her baby. She goes on to endure horrific domestic violence at the hands of different partners, alcohol addiction and cruel betrayal by those closest to her. But amazingly her fighting spirit is not extinguished.

At the age of 36, while raising six kids on her own, Dianne learns she is Aboriginal and that her great-grandfather was William Cooper, a famous Aboriginal activist. Miraculously she finds a way to forgive her traumatic past and becomes a leader in her own right, vowing to help other stolen people just like her.
Article Number:
170393
Author:
Dianne O'Brien
ISBN:
9781760686574
Number of Pages:
336
Product Depth:
2.4 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.6 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
02.07.2021
Product details
From a victim of the 'stolen generations' comes a remarkable memoir of abuse, survival - and ultimately hope.

Born in country NSW in the 1940s, baby Dianne is immediately taken from her Aboriginal mother. Raised in the era of the White Australia policy, Dianne grows up believing her adoptive Irish mother, Val, is her birth mother. Val promises Dianne that one day they will take a trip and she will 'tell her a secret'. But before they get the chance, Val tragically dies.

Abandoned by her adoptive father, Dianne is raped at the age of 15, sentenced to Parramatta Girls Home and later forced to marry her rapist in order to keep her baby. She goes on to endure horrific domestic violence at the hands of different partners, alcohol addiction and cruel betrayal by those closest to her. But amazingly her fighting spirit is not extinguished.

At the age of 36, while raising six kids on her own, Dianne learns she is Aboriginal and that her great-grandfather was William Cooper, a famous Aboriginal activist. Miraculously she finds a way to forgive her traumatic past and becomes a leader in her own right, vowing to help other stolen people just like her.
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Article Number:
170393
Author:
Dianne O'Brien
ISBN:
9781760686574
Number of Pages:
336
Product Depth:
2.4 cm
Product Height:
23.4 cm
Product Weight:
0.6 kg
Product Width:
15.3 cm
Published:
02.07.2021