Back in the old days, people fromn the State came to steal children from their families and bring them up like white children. This story combines rhythmic Aboriginal-flavoured English with phrases in Yankunytjatjara to tell how the parents hid their children to keep them safe. Illustrated with evocative paintings.
In the stark desert mining town of Coober Pedy when the government people came to take the fair-skinned Aboriginal children away they didn't always find them. They were 'down the hole up the tree across the sandhills ...running from the State and Daisy Bates'.
This beautifully illustrated children's picture book is a true story. Includes informative historical and cultural supplementary material.
Item 446: DOWN THE HOLE By EDNA TANTJINGU WILLIAMS