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A Tasmanian Toomelah tiger


Haines, JK, A Tasmanian Toomelah tiger, Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia, Black Inc., A Heiss (ed), Carlton, VIC, pp. 108-112. ISBN 9781863959810 (2018) [Other Book Chapter]

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‘You’re not a real Aborigine.’ ‘You don’t look Aboriginal.’ ‘How much Aboriginal is in you?’ These are the consistent comments I have listened to throughout my childhood. The judgement and questioning of my identity became engrained into my young psyche and created loads of confusion about who I was growing up. I knew I was Aboriginal, but ignorant people and institutions around me continually questioned me.

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Item Type:Other Book Chapter
Keywords:autobiographical account of my childhood
Research Division:Indigenous Studies
Research Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history
Research Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
Objective Division:Indigenous
Objective Group:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education
Objective Field:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander education not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Haines, JK (Ms Jodi Haines)
ID Code:138710
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Riawunna
Deposited On:2020-04-23
Last Modified:2020-04-23

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