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

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

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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
Title
Unbreakable threads
Title remainder
the true story of an Australian mother, a refugee boy and what it really means to be a family
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Emma Adams
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Language
eng
Summary
An extraordinary story of courage and kindness and the ultimate triumph of family over what, at times, seem like insurmountable odds. 'Abdul is dignified, defiant even, but his poise is beginning to wear thin in this place. He needs surgery for a chronic shoulder injury sustained when he was hit by a car in Kabul. Like the others in detention with him, he faces an uncertain fate, and years in limbo. Most of the people in the centre have already had their spirits broken.' When psychiatrist and mother of three Emma Adams travels to Darwin as an observer of conditions for mothers and babies in the immigration detention centres there, she expects the trip to be confronting. What she doesn't expect is to return to Canberra consumed by the idea that she must help a sixteen-year-old unaccompanied Hazara boy from Afghanistan - Abdul. The premise was simple: Wouldn't any teenage boy be better off staying with a family rather than locked behind a wire fence? In this brutal and bureaucratic system, freedom was a hopeless dream. Emma and Abdul's connection, and her fight to get him out and provide him with an Australian home, a family and a future, forms an important testimony in Australia's appalling treatment of asylum seekers. Their story is a beacon of hope and humanity
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.
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10688358
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Adams, Emma
Dewey number
920
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no index present
Intended audience
Adult
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Adams, Emma
  • Afghans
  • Psychiatrists
  • Refugees
Target audience
adult
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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, Emma Adams
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https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=AAU_525312&b2bSite=1545
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Downloadable Book
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
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9781760637187-AAU1541748-000
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
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electronic
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Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781760637187
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computer
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rdamedia.
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  • c
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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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, Emma Adams
Link
https://fe.bolindadigital.com/wldcs_bol_fo/b2i/productDetail.html?productId=AAU_525312&b2bSite=1545
Publication
Note
Downloadable Book
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
9781760637187-AAU1541748-000
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access restricted to registered members of City Libraries
Isbn
9781760637187
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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