Rhonda Collard-Spratt - National Sorry Day Author Event
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
In store at Avid Reader Bookshop
Tickets available until 26 May 2018 2:00 PM
PLEASE NOTE: This event commences at 2:30pm. Printed tickets are not issued and your booking will be on a door list under your surname.
Hear Noongar-Yamatji poet, artist and author, Rhonda Collard-Spratt, talk about her life as a lost mission child. In 1954, aged, three, Rhonda Spratt was taken from her Aboriginal family and placed on Carnarvon Native Mission, WA. Growing up in the white world, Rhonda drew strength and healing from her art, music and poetry, and her unbreakable bond with the Dreaming.
“My story is not about blame. It’s about sharing history that belongs to all of Australia.”
Co-author Jacki Ferro will join Aunty Rhonda to share how they worked together in the true spirit of Reconciliation to write Rhonda’s life story. Told in Rhonda’s distinctive voice, Alice’s Daughter: Lost mission child is framed by the changing government policies that directed Rhonda’s life and the lives of her parents, grandparents and great-grandparents before her who grew up on Moore River Native Settlement, made famous by Pilkington-Garimara’s Follow the Rabbit-Proof Fence.
Please join us for this special afternoon of yarning, poetry and song as we remember and pay our respects to all members of the Stolen Generations.
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