Book review of 'Whispers of this Wik Woman', by Fiona Doyle. Black Australian Writing, The University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, QLD, 2004

Fuary, Maureen (2006) Book review of 'Whispers of this Wik Woman', by Fiona Doyle. Black Australian Writing, The University of Queensland Press, St Lucia, QLD, 2004. Anthropological Forum, 16 (2). pp. 176-178.

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Abstract

Whispers of this Wik woman chronicles the life story of an Australian Aboriginal woman from the region of Weipa, western Cape York, Australia. Awumpun (Jean George, b.1925) was born and raised in the Aurukun Presbyterian Mission (established 1904). Her father, Dick Kelinda (1900–48), was raised at Aurukun but was an Alngith Wikwaya man, and her father’s father, Yepenyi, an Alngith man, had been confined there as a young man. Awumpun journeyed to her country at Weipa as a young woman, and there raised her children and grandchildren. Through various trials and tribulations, and personal and political achievements, she made a name for herself, and in this account of her life told by her granddaughter, Fiona Doyle, we see a woman driven to right injustice, as well as a woman living a quieter life, punctuated by some difficulties.

Item ID: 18944
Item Type: Article (Book Review)
ISSN: 1469-2902
Date Deposited: 19 Oct 2011 00:55
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting) @ 50%
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2002 Cultural Studies > 200201 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Studies @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9502 Communication > 950201 Communication Across Languages and Culture @ 60%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 20%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 20%
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