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Dingo : the story of our mob / Sally Dingo.

By: Dingo, Sally, 1953-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2001Description: 313 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, geneological table, maps ; 19 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 1740511026 (pbk.); 9780091837273 (pbk.).Subject(s): Dingo, Sally, 1953- | Dingo, Ernie | Yamatji (Australian people) -- Biography | Actors -- Australia -- Biography | Yamatji (Australian people) -- Kinship | Yamatji (Australian people) -- Social life and customs | Interracial marriage -- Australia | Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs | Motion picture actors and actresses -- Australia -- BiographyDDC classification:
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

The story of one of Australia's most loved film and television personalities.

The Dingo family history follows the formula of any self-respecting soap opera. It's full of life, death, laughter, violence, struggle, children, poverty, alcohol, and surprisingly after all that, success. It is the stuff of overblown fiction. It is also a history shared with every other Aboriginal family, a history still unknown to many Australians. Dingo makes that incredible story truly accessible to non-Aboriginal Australians. Told through the eyes of Ernie Dingo's wife, Sally, it comes alive. It is also Sally's story. Emerging from her white middle-class existence in a sleepy Tasmanian town, Sally marries a charismatic actor and the turbulent Dingo tribe. She finds much to love and much to cry about. With the unique perspective of a white woman adopted by an Aboriginal family who is able to write about her experiences with great skill and warmth, Dingo is a story to be treasured.

'I think I have learnt more about Aboriginal society than in anything else I've heard or read for a long time.'
The Sydney Morning Herald

'A book that bites deep into our consciousness'.
The Sydney Morning Herald

Originally ed. published: 1997.

"First paperback edition published 1998"--T.p. verso.

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