The Resource The boys from St Francis, Ashley Mallett

The boys from St Francis, Ashley Mallett

Label
The boys from St Francis
Title
The boys from St Francis
Statement of responsibility
Ashley Mallett
Title variation
Boys from St Francis
Title variation remainder
stories of the remarkable Aboriginal activists, artists and athletes who grew up in one seaside home
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This remarkable true story pays tribute to a band of Aboriginal boys who grew up together in one group home - many succeeding spectacularly in later life. In 1945, Anglican priest Father Percy Smith brought six boys from their Northern Territory home to an Adelaide beach suburb. There, they became the first boys of St Francis, a place that would house 50 such boys over 11 years. Some were sent, with the blessing of their mothers, to gain an education. Others were members of the Stolen Generations. In their interviews with Ashley Mallett, many of these men recall Father Smith's kindness and care. His successors, however, were often brutal, and the boys faced prejudice in a wider world largely built to exclude Indigenous Australians. The Boys from St Francis is a sometimes shocking, but ultimately hopeful book about black and white Australia, told through one constellation of lives, sharing one seaside address
Summary
This remarkable true story pays tribute to a band of Aboriginal boys who grew up together in one group home. Many of them went on to become fiercely effective advocates for Aboriginal causes, achieving significant progress not just for themselves, but for Aboriginal people, changing their world for the better.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10740574
Cataloging source
SALS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mallett, Ashley Alexander
Dewey number
994.93
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moriarty, John
  • Perkins, Charles
  • Copley, Vince
  • Kruger, George
  • Thomas, Harold
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • Priests
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians, Treatment of
  • Stolen generations (Australia)
  • Race relations
  • Australia
Target audience
adult
Label
The boys from St Francis, Ashley Mallett
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9781743055809
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The boys from St Francis, Ashley Mallett
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xvi, 286 pages
Isbn
9781743055809
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
Specific material designation
regular print

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