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READ PDF ⚣ When Pelican Laughed ⚟ The next morning when I woke up I remembere their dance and I said to my mother, Nganka, do you think I could be a Brolga No, she said, you Wari, you re a jutarrara pelican , and you can t change that When the Pelican Laughed tells the remarkable story of Alice Nannup Deeply informed by Alice s battling spirit and her particular voice, it is a story of learning to be strong in who you areBorn on a Pilbara station in , of an Aboriginal mother and a European father, Alice Nannup was taken South at the age of twelve and trained in domestic service After a full and eventful life, including many battles with authority and raising ten children, she returned home sixty four years later to make peace with my countryWhilst very much a personal account of Alice s life story, When the Pelican Laughed compellingly illuminates many aspects of the experience of Aboriginal people taken from their family community in the nineteen twenties and thirties My View on When The Pelican Laughed is that it s a great book to learn about Australian history also the way Aboriginals were treated back when A.O Neville was in charge , We also get to learn how Alice coped when she was taken and told to work for other people The way Alice was with the new people she had to work for was brilliant even though it would ve been tough as she was a slave It was also nice to hear a good part not that was any good that she was a slave but the fact she was untouche My View on When The Pelican Laughed is that it s a great book to learn about Australian history also the way Aboriginals were treated back when A.O Neville was in charge , We also get to learn how Alice coped when she was taken and told to work for other people The way Alice was with the new people she had to work for was brilliant even though it would ve been tough as she was a slave It was also nice to hear a good part not that was any good that she was a slave but the fact she was untouched not hurt or raped Alice lived her life good as she stood strong in all that she did Through Alice s life we learn a lot about Western Australian history and the laws that were used to totally control Aboriginal lives The compelling part of this book is that Alice talks about her life, and the reader is left in no doubt about how her life has been impacted by the injustices and prejudices towards Aboriginal people One story that hit home for me was about her father Unlike many stories we hear of white fathers not acknowledging their Aboriginal children, Alice s father loved h Through Alice s life we learn a lot about Western Australian history and the laws that were used to totally control Aboriginal lives The compelling part of this book is that Alice talks about her life, and the reader is left in no doubt about how her life has been impacted by the injustices and prejudices towards Aboriginal people One story that hit home for me was about her father Unlike many stories we hear of white fathers not acknowledging their Aboriginal children, Alice s father loved her and wanted to provide for her but the Government prevented him from seeing her When he died he left her an inheritance which the Aborigines Department took This Government Department stole money wages and inheritance from people and to this day that money has never been returned to the families Alice grew up in the wheatbelt at the same era as my grandparents Life was hard in those days but my grandparents had the opportunity to work hard and provide a better life for us Alice worked equally as hard as my grandparents but she was either not given what was due to her, or it was taken away An important part of our shared history When the Pelican Laughedtells the remarkable story of Alice Nannup Born on a Pilbara station a remote area in Western Australia in 1911, of an Aboriginal mother and European father, Alice Nannup was taken South at the age of twelve and trained in domestic service After a full and eventful life, including many battles with authority and raising ten children, she returned home sixty four years later to make peace with my country.Whilst very much a personal account of Alice s life story, Wh When the Pelican Laughedtells the remarkable story of Alice Nannup Born on a Pilbara station a remote area in Western Australia in 1911, of an Aboriginal mother and European father, Alice Nannup was taken South at the age of twelve and trained in domestic service After a full and eventful life, including many battles with authority and raising ten children, she returned home sixty four years later to make peace with my country.Whilst very much a personal account of Alice s life story, When the Pelican Laughed compellingly illuminates many aspects of the experience of Aboriginal people taken from their family community in the nineteen twenties and thirties