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If everyone cared enough : her voice reclaimed

Tucker, Margaret, 1904-19962024
Margaret Tucker MBE (affectionately known as Aunty Marge) was a significant Aboriginal activist and one of the first Aboriginal women to publish for mainstream audiences. Aunty Marge's 1977 If Everyone Cared was a landmark publication. In that first edition, her tone and draft content were significantly altered to placate white readers who were substantially unfamiliar with Aboriginal cultures and ignorant about the outcomes of settler invasion from a First Nations perspective. Drawing on the handwritten manuscript held in the collections of the National Library of Australia, If Everyone Really Cared reclaims Aunty Marge's original words. Her autobiography begins with happy early memories-swimming and fishing, listening and learning-and then follows the story after the abrupt end to her childhood when she was sent to the Cootamundra Domestic Training Home for Aboriginal Girls. This nationally important title shares the story of a brave, dedicated woman and her perseverance through a life of hardship towards the achievement of recognition for herself and her people.
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Canberra, ACT : National Library of Australia Publishing, 2024.©2024
xxii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
First edition published by Ure Smith in 1977.Includes bibliographical references.
9781922507488 (pbk)9781922507488
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LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Sandringham LibraryAdult Non Fiction - Biography994.004 TUCOnloan - Due: 12 Jul 2024
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