Roxanne McDonald

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Is That You Ruthie?

“Is that you…? Matron ‘s voice would ring out across the dormitory, night or day. In that pause sixty little girls would stop in their tracks, waiting to hear who was in trouble. All too often it was Ruthie – Ruth Hegarty, the author and central character of this vivid and authentic account of the lives of the Cherbourg Aboriginal Mission “dormitory girls”, who were inmates at Queensland’s most notorious Aboriginal institution. [click to continue…]