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Unbreakable threads : the true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family

Label
Unbreakable threads : the true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family
Title
Unbreakable threads
Title remainder
the true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family
Statement of responsibility
Emma Adams
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The remarkable true story of an Australian mother's fight to free an unaccompanied Hazara boy from detention, and include him in her family
Summary
In December 2013, child/neo-natal psychiatrist Emma Adams travelled to Darwin and then on to Blaydin detention centre as a representative of ChilOut (Children Out of Immigration Detention). The trip was confronting for obvious and not so obvious reasons, and Emma and her colleague both left feeling extremely distressed. She returned to her Canberra family - her doctor husband, Rob, and her three sons - and became consumed by the idea that she must help one of the boys she met at Blaydin. So followed eighteen months of lobbying on the part of Emma and her husband to bring Abdul, a 16-year-old Hazara boy from Afghanistan, to live with them as part of their family.
Tone
Biography type
autobiography
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10688358
Cataloging source
EBLCP
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Adams, Emma
Dewey number
362.87092
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV640.4.A78
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Afghans
  • Foster parents
  • Refugees
Target audience
adult
Label
Unbreakable threads : the true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=4394617
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; PREFACE; IMPORTANT NOTE; 1 WICKHAM POINT; 2 WITNESSING; 3 NOT TURNING AWAY; 4 A MOTHER'S DILEMMA; 5 GRASPING THE THREAD; 6 ROB'S FAMILY; 7 A LETTER TO ABDUL; 8 HOW INDEFINITE FEELS; 9 A LETTER TO SCOTT MORRISON; 10 THE INVISIBLE THREAT; 11 LETTERS FROM MY SONS; 12 THE BACK-UP PLAN; 13 THE SECOND VISIT; 14 DESPAIR; 15 BIRDS; 16 THE HAPPIEST KID IN DETENTION; 17 THE THIRD VISIT; 18 A SPECIAL VISITOR; 19 DATA BREACH; 20 WINGS; 21 A LETTER TO ZAYNAB; 22 WAITING AT THE AIRPORT; 23 FREEDOM ISN'T JUST WALKING OUT THE DOOR; 24 OUR ANCESTORS' WOUNDS
  • 25 THE CORN TRAIL26 THE FACE OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT; 27 BOYS REUNITED; 28 CONNECTING; 29 WATCHING TELEVISION; 30 FOOD; 31 FAITH; 32 MAGIC CARPETS; 33 FAMILY PRIDE; 34 GROWING PAINS; 35 AHAD THE STOUT-HEARTED; 36 A MOMENT OF DELIGHT; 37 RUNNING; 38 ID TAGS; 39 PARENTING AGAINST THE ODDS; 40 REMEMBERING; 41 VISAS; 42 THE 'FAST-TRACK' INTERVIEW; 43 SHOULDER SURGERY; 44 HE'S GETTING YOUNGER; 45 THE ASSAULT; 46 LANGUAGE; 47 THE EMMA AND ABDUL SHOW; 48 ONE OF US; 49 A HORRIBLE REALISATION; 50 KINDNESS; 51 THE WORST JUST KEEPS HAPPENING; 52 SEEING REFUGEES ON BOATS; 53 LEILA AND ALI
  • 54 LOVING AND LETTING GO; 55 WADBILLIGA; 56 HOPE; 57 THE MOUNTAIN-AN ALLEGORY; 58 HAPPINESS; AFTERWORD; Pic section; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Control code
on1050725554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (345 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781760637187
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FD967811-672E-47BB-AA90-98E0465F8494
System control number
(OCoLC)1050725554
Label
Unbreakable threads : the true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=285&titleID=4394617
Publication
Note
Description based upon print version of record
Antecedent source
unknown
Color
multicolored
Contents
  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; CONTENTS; PREFACE; IMPORTANT NOTE; 1 WICKHAM POINT; 2 WITNESSING; 3 NOT TURNING AWAY; 4 A MOTHER'S DILEMMA; 5 GRASPING THE THREAD; 6 ROB'S FAMILY; 7 A LETTER TO ABDUL; 8 HOW INDEFINITE FEELS; 9 A LETTER TO SCOTT MORRISON; 10 THE INVISIBLE THREAT; 11 LETTERS FROM MY SONS; 12 THE BACK-UP PLAN; 13 THE SECOND VISIT; 14 DESPAIR; 15 BIRDS; 16 THE HAPPIEST KID IN DETENTION; 17 THE THIRD VISIT; 18 A SPECIAL VISITOR; 19 DATA BREACH; 20 WINGS; 21 A LETTER TO ZAYNAB; 22 WAITING AT THE AIRPORT; 23 FREEDOM ISN'T JUST WALKING OUT THE DOOR; 24 OUR ANCESTORS' WOUNDS
  • 25 THE CORN TRAIL26 THE FACE OF THE IMMIGRATION DEPARTMENT; 27 BOYS REUNITED; 28 CONNECTING; 29 WATCHING TELEVISION; 30 FOOD; 31 FAITH; 32 MAGIC CARPETS; 33 FAMILY PRIDE; 34 GROWING PAINS; 35 AHAD THE STOUT-HEARTED; 36 A MOMENT OF DELIGHT; 37 RUNNING; 38 ID TAGS; 39 PARENTING AGAINST THE ODDS; 40 REMEMBERING; 41 VISAS; 42 THE 'FAST-TRACK' INTERVIEW; 43 SHOULDER SURGERY; 44 HE'S GETTING YOUNGER; 45 THE ASSAULT; 46 LANGUAGE; 47 THE EMMA AND ABDUL SHOW; 48 ONE OF US; 49 A HORRIBLE REALISATION; 50 KINDNESS; 51 THE WORST JUST KEEPS HAPPENING; 52 SEEING REFUGEES ON BOATS; 53 LEILA AND ALI
  • 54 LOVING AND LETTING GO; 55 WADBILLIGA; 56 HOPE; 57 THE MOUNTAIN-AN ALLEGORY; 58 HAPPINESS; AFTERWORD; Pic section; ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
Control code
on1050725554
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (345 p.)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781760637187
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FD967811-672E-47BB-AA90-98E0465F8494
System control number
(OCoLC)1050725554

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