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My Side of the Bridge

The life story of Veronica Brodie as told to Mary-Anne Gale

Mary-Anne Gale

My Side of the Bridge
Veronica Brodie was an Aboriginal woman of Ngarrindjeri-Kaurna descent. She grew up at Raukkan near Victor Harbor and until the mid-sixties lived under the Aborigines Protection Board. Later, after training as a nurse, marrying, having five children and recovering from alcoholism, Veronica Brodie was involved in the Hindmarsh Island Bridge affair, on the side of the Ngarrindjeri women who knew of the secret women's business and sought to stop the construction of the bridge.

Veronica Brodie was a respected Aboriginal elder who worked to help her people remember and value their culture and traditions.

This is her story.

Mary-Anne Gale is a research fellow at the University of South Australia. She has written many articles and chapters for academic publications on Aboriginal education issues, and is the author of the book Dhangum Djorra'wuy Dhwu: A history of writing in Aboriginal languages. Her PhD, 'Poor Bugger Whitefella Got no Dreaming', focused on the representation of Aboriginal Dreaming narratives as published texts, looking in particular at the writings of the Ngarrindjeri man David Unaipon. Mary-Anne collaborated with the Kaurna Elder Uncle Lewis O'Brien in writing his autobiography, And the Clock Struck Thirteen, also published by Wakefield Press, 2007.
Category Biography/Autobiography/True Stories
Format Paperback
Other information Illustrated
Size 210 x 135 mm
ISBN 9781862545571
Extent 208 pages
Price: AU$19.95 including GST
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