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Aboriginal heritage

Aboriginal women's heritage - Bourke

Aboriginal Women's Heritage - Bourke is the sixth book in a series that gives Aboriginal women across NSW the opportunity to share their history and heritage.

Ten Aboriginal women from the Bourke area tell about living and growing up in the harsh country of outback NSW. They tell about working and growing up on cattle and sheep stations, where station work was a thing of pride and achievement. Some women tell about their attachment to Byrock, a place where the creator (Biame) began his journey along the rivers of NSW.

Stories about survival in the bush, swimming and fishing in the Darling River, about tracking and hunting animals all provide an insight into Aboriginal history and heritage.

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