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Red Dog

Author: Louis de Bernières

Language: English

Summary: Red Dog is a West Australian, a lovable friendly red kelpie who found widespread fame as a result of his habit of travelling all over Western Australia, hitching rides over thousands of miles, settling in places for months at a time and adopting new families before heading off again to the next destination and another family – sometimes returning to say hello years later.

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Vite Italiane: Italian lives in Western Australia

Author: Susanna Juliano Language: English Summary: Winner of the 2010 Western Australian Premier’s Book Award for the State Library of Western Australia’s WA History category Vite Italiane documents the migration flow of Italian immigrants from the late 1800s to the present day. This work integrates the history of the largest non-English-speaking migrant group in Western Australia into the mainstream historical record and in so doing … Continue reading Vite Italiane: Italian lives in Western Australia

Follow the rabbit-proof fence

  Author: Doris Pilkington Language: English Summary: This extraordinary story of courage and faith is based on the actual experiences of three girls who fled from the repressive life of Moore River Native Settlement, following along the rabbit-proof fence back to their homelands. Assimilationist policy dictated that these girls be taken from their kin and their homes in order to be made white. Settlement life … Continue reading Follow the rabbit-proof fence