Book Launch Melbourne White Woman Black Heart July 24th 2018

24th July 2018


  • 2 Watt St Thornbury Melbourne 9.30am Tuesday 24 July 2018
  • Entertainment! Refreshments! Lucky door prize! (Bring your business cards)
  • Meet author Barbara Miller who also wrote William Cooper’s biography
  • White Woman Black Heart: Journey Home to Old Mapoon, A Memoir

This is a highly engaging and inspiring memoir. At its centre is the story of Mapoon which has all the elements of a great drama with the violent expulsion of the community in 1963 and their triumphant return eleven years later. As the author explains she came almost by chance to be at the very centre of the drama which in turn dramatically changed her life. This book is essential reading for anyone interested in political and social change over the last 50 years.

Professor Henry Reynolds, FAHA FASSA University of Tasmania, eminent historian and award-winning author of numerous books.

Barbara Miller has written this book, a continuum to the trilogy of the Mapoon books and towards the modern history of the western Cape York region. It is a testimony to the endurance and resilience of the people of the district and the determination of the people to return to the land of their forefathers.

Ricky Guivarra, former Mapoon Aboriginal Shire Councillor

Jean Jimmy and the plight of the Mapoon people was known to Ps Doug Nicholls and others from the AAL who supported her efforts and on the night of the Mapoon people’s return 19.9.74, they were visited by John Roberts to give the AAL the good news at their meeting that night.

Please RSVP by 23 July for catering. 


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BOOK LAUNCH Melbourne White Woman Black Heart 24.7.18

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