Under the Wintamarra Tree

Under the Wintamarra Tree Doris begins with the historic migration of her Mardu ancestors from the West Australian desert to the cattle stations and settlements on its fringes Generations later living in the workers camp with

  • Title: Under the Wintamarra Tree
  • Author: Doris Pilkington Nugi Garimara
  • ISBN: 9780702233081
  • Page: 351
  • Format: Paperback
  • Doris begins with the historic migration of her Mardu ancestors from the West Australian desert to the cattle stations and settlements on its fringes Generations later, living in the workers camp with her family on Balfour Downs Station, three year old Doris life is forever changed when she is removed by the authorities to Moore River Native Settlement This institut Doris begins with the historic migration of her Mardu ancestors from the West Australian desert to the cattle stations and settlements on its fringes Generations later, living in the workers camp with her family on Balfour Downs Station, three year old Doris life is forever changed when she is removed by the authorities to Moore River Native Settlement This institution, for children judged as identifiably of mixed race, was the place Molly had so famously escaped from a decade before The life of an institutional orphan, as seen through the eyes of a child, is movingly revealed In contrast are lighthearted incidents when young Doris vitality and independence test the patience of the staff Leaving behind the regimentation of assigned routines and endless regulations, Doris goes to Perth to train as a nurse s aide but the racist culture of an institutional upbringing leaves an indelible mistrust of her own people This is the obstacle she has to overcome when as a wife and mother she makes the courageous but difficult choice to find her mother and father, and to begin the journey to reclaim her Mardu heritage.

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    1 thought on “Under the Wintamarra Tree”

    1. Reading about the terrible treatment of the children in the institution was outrageous and infuriating. I was inspired by the way the author persevered through these times. I hope there is a third book about this as I still have questions and want to know more about what happened next.

    2. ‘When the sun was high and the heat uncomfortable, the Mardudjara women returned to camp, their wirnis [dishes] filled with wamula [bush tomatoes].’‘Under the Wintamarra Tree’ is the story of Doris Pilkington, the daughter of Molly whose heroic trek was the subject of the book ‘Rabbit-Proof Fence’, made into a film by Phillip Noyce in 2002. Like ‘Rabbit-Proof Fence’, it illustrates how young lives can be damaged, even with the best of (misguided) intentions.‘These adults who co [...]

    3. Nugi/Doris tells the story of her life in this short book. She reveals her experience of being taken away from her mother, family, land and culture. She also talks about reconnecting with that all and her personal growth from child to woman. I think I would have liked a bit more insight into some of her struggles and thoughts but I also understand that these might be too personal to share with strangers.

    4. Loved this sequel to Rabbit Proof Fence which tells Doris' story - how Australia treated their indigenous peoples is horrific - that we followed the exact same path is equally repugnant and will sadden you greatly as you read this powerful testimony to the brutalities of colonization, racism and dehumanization

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